Morris J Type
Royal Mail Van
Morris J Types
From about 1957 onwards, the GPO purchased more than 6000 Morris J type vans for both postal and engineering duties.

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Photo: Morris JB Types at Post Office Vehicle Club Rally, Milton Keynes Museum © LSA April 2014.
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Introduction

The Morris J type 10 cwt. commercial van was produced between 1949 and 1961.
In 1957 the updated van, with a 'B series' engine became the JB type. They were badged:
  • JB/MR - Morris
  • JB/AR - Austin
The GPO Types

The GPO Fleet purchased more than 6000 Morris J type vans for both postal and engineering duties.

Thus the GPO JB type was specified with:
  • Rubber front and rear wings
  • Improved locks for security
  • Headlamps fitted to the cabside instead of the chassis
  • Rear door locking bar, driver operated (some utilities)
  • Diesel engines (some batches)
  • Driver's opening windscreen (some vehicles)

Royal Mail JBs
YLH 449
Royal Mail Morris J Types



Morris J Types YLH 449 at Amberley Museum for the Post Office Vehicle Club Rally © LSA April 2011.
SLO 234
Royal Mail Morris J Types





Morris J Type SLO 234 at Milton Keynes Musuem for the Post Office Vehicle Club Rally © LSA April 2014.


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