|Morris Minor Van & Pickup|
Closed van and open pick up versions of the Morris Minor were built from 1953 until the end of production. They were designed for commercial use with small businesses, although many were also used by larger corporations. Van versions were popular with the General Post Office, the early versions of these (to around 1956) having rubber front wings to cope with the sometimes unforgiving busy situations in which they were expected to work. Both the van and the pickup differed from the monocoque construction of the Saloon and Traveller variants by having a separate chassis. They also differed in details such as telescopic rear dampers, stiffer rear leaf springs and lower-ratio differentials to cope with heavier loads.
The commercial versions were initially marketed as the Morris Quarter Ton Van and Pick-up, with a Series III designation applied from 1956. The names Morris 6cwt Van and Pickup were used following the introduction of the 1098cc engine in 1962 and 8cwt versions were added in 1968 with more substantial rear leaf springs.
As BMC's policy was to provide both Austin and Morris with complete commercial vehicle ranges, Austin-badged variants of the Minor van and pick-up were sold following the end of Austin A35 production in 1968. These featured Austin badging and the corporate Austin 'crinkle-cut' radiator grille but were otherwise identical to the standard Minor commercials, and were sold as the Austin 6cwt and Austin 8cwt.
Production of the Traveller and commercial versions ceased in April 1971, the convertible and saloon going out of production in 1969 and 1970 respectively.
|Vanguards VA11000; Morris Minor Van; AA Patrol Service||
Vanguards BR1002; British Railways Service Van Set
|Vanguards VA11002; Morris Minor Van; Ovaltine||
Vanguards PO1002; Post Office Telephones 2 Van Set
|Vanguards VA11004; Morris Minor Van; Southern Gas|
|Vanguards VA11005; Morris Minor Van; RAC-Radio Service||Vanguards VA11006; Morris Minor Van; Royal Mail||Vanguards VA11007; Morris Minor Van; Caffyn's Ltd||
Vanguards PO2002; Post Office Telephones 2 Van Set
|Vanguards VA11009; Morris Minor Van; Southern Electricity|
|Vanguards VA11010; Morris Minor Van; Mac Fisheries||
Vanguards ST1002; St Andrews Ambulance Service 2 Van Set
|Vanguards VA11012; Morris Minor Van; British Road Services||Vanguards VA11013; Morris Minor Van; Coalite Smokeless Coal||Vanguards VA11014; Morris Minor Van; Metropolitan Police Dog Section|
Vanguards GD1002; Royal Mail Vans Snow Scene
|Vanguards VA01116; Morris Minor Van; Eddie Stobart Ltd||Vanguards VA01117; Morris Minor Van; Hoover Service||Vanguards VA01118; Morris Minor Van; Oxford Motor Services||Vanguards VA01119; Morris Minor Van; British Railways|
|Vanguards VA01120; Morris Minor Van; NRMA Motoring Services||Vanguards VA01121; Morris Minor Van; Aldershot and District Bus Interest Group||Vanguards VA01122; Morris Minor Van; Co-operative Society Radio & Television||Vanguards VA01123; Morris Minor Van; Glasgow Police Panda Van||Vanguards VA01124; Morris Minor Van; Cardiff City Police Dog Section|
|Vanguards VA01125; Morris Minor Van; Corgi Roadshow Special||Vanguards VA01126; Morris Minor Van; Currys Electrical Stores||Vanguards VA01127; Morris Minor Van; Philip Horn, Nurseryman||Vanguards VA01128; Morris Minor Van; British Railways||Vanguards VA01129; Morris Minor Van; Austin 8cwt; Michelin|
|Vanguards VA08300; Morris Minor Pick-up; Purple & Red Primer, Hidden Treasures||Vanguards VA08301; Morris Minor Pick-up; Sea Blue, Boy Racers||Vanguards VA08302; Morris Minor Pick-up; Stratford Blue Buses||Vanguards VA08303; Morris Minor Pick-up; Sandy Beige|
|Vanguards RM1003; Royal Mail 3 Pce Van Set||Vanguards AA1004; AA Van Collection 4 Pce Set||Vanguards RAC1004; RAC Van Collection 4 Pce Set|