AUSTIN 6CWT VAN 1971
A firm favourite in our collection is this 1971 Austin 6cwt van with 63,000 miles on the clock. It is of course a Morris Minor but with Austin and Morris both part of BMC, the Minor-based Morris commercials were also marketed as the Austin 6cwt and Austin 8cwt.
Closed van and open flat-bed (“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. 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 commercials 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 was used following the introduction of the 1098cc engine in 1962.
The decals (it isn’t sign writing) on this vehicle will be removed prior to sale.
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