Morris Minor
Royal Mail Van
Morris Minor
Early Morris Minor 5 cwt. vans were specified with custom built bodies to Post Office design. As the Morris Eight became available the Minor chassis was combined with the Eight's engine to form a Post Office Telephones' hybrid.

FGN 965 was built to special order for the GPO as a Royal Mail hybrid vehicle.



Photo: Morris Minors at Amberley © LSA April 2008.
| EXIT | FGN 965 Morris Minor 35 cu ft. |
 
Royal Mail Morris Minors


A 5cwt van, based on the Morris Minor car was introduced in 1929 and the GPO purchased the updated 1932 version. However, the bodywork was specified to a GPO design and constructed by various coachbuilders, Bonallack and Sons, Duple, and Park Royal. As the Morris Eight van became available in 1934, the GPO retained the Morris Minor chassis, but utilised the Eight's 918cc engine and (from 1938) the 'Easiclean' wheels. These hybrid Minor/Eights were produced for both Royal Mail and Post Office Telephones use until 1940 when the Series Z van was introduced.


Morris Minor EXM 446
Royal Mail Morris Minor EXM 446 in the British Postal Museum & Archive's collection.






Photo: Royal Mail Morris Minor EXM 446 at BPMA © LSA April 2012   
Morris Minor BXW 507
Royal Mail Morris Minor BXW 507 in the British Postal Museum & Archive's collection.







Photo: Royal Mail Morris Minor BXW 507 at BPMA © LSA April 2012
 
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