Review 43 is on its way!

Members can expect the latest issue of the J-type Review to drop through their letterboxes over the next couple of days.

It’s another fab issue with lots of interesting content, from both sides of the globe.


Review 41 is on its way!


2 vans new to the Register!

Yes, two vans new to the Register have surfaced ‘down under’, one in Australia and one in New Zealand.

The Australian van has been saved by Register member Laurie Ballette. Remarkably, the van is from the same Tip Top Bakery fleet as the van he already has.

The NZ van is currently for sale on Trade Me.

More to follow…

Tip Top Bakery J-typevan in AustraliaJ-type van on trade me NZ-oct-'14

What a wedding car!

What a difference a week makes! Just seven days after owner Gary Sumner had to admit defeat with getting SLO 234 to Gaydon for the Classic Van and Pick-up Show, the beautifully restored Mail van performed the task of delivering the bride to church on time at the wedding of Lucie and Alwyn. What a great way to start married life!


From a pristine van to one in a sorry state. This photo was emailed to us by Lisa Snow in New Zealand. It shows a J-type involved in an accident in Napier, New Zealand. Ouch! Photo courtesy of Pete Bullivant.


Currently for sale

There are two J-types for sale at the moment, a GPO Planning van in the UK and a pick-up that appears to have been a cut down van, in New Zealand.

The Holden V8-powered Pick-up is on the ‘TradeMe’ website, whilst the GPO (the youngest surviving Morris J/B) van is for sale by auction (Lot 145) at Charterhouse Auctioneers sale on the 15th June in Shepton Mallet.

New Zealand News!

J-enthusiast and ex-owner Iain Booth has emailed us this scan of a page in a recent publication.

Don’t all rush out to try and buy what appears to be a very reasonably priced van, we are told it has already sold!

If by any chance the new owner is reading this, please contact us. We’d love to hear from you and hope to add your van’s chassis number to our records. Congratulations on owning this lovely van, you have what is probably the bargain of the decade!

Graham Murray van for saleGraham Murray van in advert

Van for sale on

Located in Palmerston North, New Zealand, this van is for sale on on 25. 11. 2013

Its current owner is the third owner since new, he remembers going to school in this van, even got to drive it too. Was owned by local butcher since new and current owner’s father purchased off him once he retired.

Repowered with Renault engine and Toyota older style 5-speed gearbox. Needs bodywork repair.


Morris J-type in New Zealand

Melbourne, 24th November 2013

The Annual HISTORIC COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SHOW was on in Melbourne 24th November 2013 and the J Vans got together in force. A lot of history was on display but no other brand had 5 of a kind!

The day was a bit damp, but we got 5 Vans – all different colours. From Left to right: John Brooksmith, Nicholas Fuller, Mike Slaney, Sandy Payet, Andrew Trollope

John Brooksmith


All things J-type…

It has been a struggle to find time to post things recently, so I’m going to try and post something every day for the next couple of weeks, leading up to the Classic Car Show at the NEC – 15/16/17 November 2013. We’re aiming for FIVE vans to be on our stand, more details to follow!

Iain Booth in New Zealand has unearthed a van previously unknown to us. It becomes the 303rd J survivor known to the Register. He was contacted by its owner, and has sent this photo. It is fitted with a Mark II Zephyr engine but the original engine, rear axle and gearbox are with it. At least it seems that the bodywork is reasonably intact, albeit rusty in all the usual places. A great restoration project.

J-type van in New Zealand


Van for sale in New Zealand

A J-type van has gone on sale on ebay, see photo.

New Zealand Ebay J-type for sale

It has been modified/customised along the way, but seems to be a very restorable van. Currently fitted with a Renault 1300cc motor mated to a Toyota gearbox, the advert also mentions an Austin Princess dashboard and wiring loom!