The latest ‘new’ van!

Another van previously unknown to the Register has surfaced, this time in Scotland. Registered HST 655, we reckon this to be an early 1955-registered van.

HST 655: Scottish J-type van

Christmas round-up

A post to let all members know that there is a Review working its way through the clogged-up postal system, it’s most likely to land on your hall floor after Christmas as I just ran out of time.


We have heard that the Irish van has gone to a good home, thanks to the ex-owner for letting us know.

We have also had contact with an owner in Scotland whose van seems to be unknown to us until now. More details to follow!

Wendy Clipstone with Joyville van tins

Wendy Clipstone visited Register HQ for a couple of days, armed with some ‘Joyville’ tins. Bringing Cadbury tins all the way from Australia to the home of Cadbury’s – we thought it a great opportunity for a photo shoot. There are 8 of these tins for sale, if any member would like one please email. They are £10 + p and p (which I’ll establish after Christmas).

J-type van for sale

For sale on an Irish Classic Car website

The advert states:

“This is a 1951 Morris J Type, dry stored for the past 38 years, still fitted with its original 1600cc side valve engine, 3-speed gearbox and back axle. The van is rolling easily, steering is working, gearbox is selecting all gears, but the engine is not turning. No major rust problems and the chassis is sound. Condition overall is very good. This is a genuine unmolested Irish van, ideal for restoration. The van is located in Co. Cork”.