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1947 Morris Series Y

  • Right Hand Drive
  • 71,974 Miles
  • Manual, 4 speed
  • Petrol
  • 1550cc
  • 1947
  • JLE688
  • Green
  • Dealer
  • Durham, United Kingdom


This is one of a batch of 165 Morris Series Y Radio Investigations Vans from 1947. The body is believed to be original, it’s believed to have been owned by somebody in Kent in the late 1980’s who used it for his garden business. Over the years it has gradually been turned back to it’s GPO livery and equipment.
There is another of these vehicles currently residing in the Leyland Commercial Vehicle Museum in full ‘GPO’ condition, this one at Hardy Classics is alleged to be the only road-worthy Radio Investigations Van.

It is coach built using some sort of fibreboard panels in the bodywork. It is believed that metal bodywork would have interfered with the radio wave detection so this was used instead.

It’s a tidy little van that is being sold as a project car. It does start and run but could do with some recommissioning and updating. The bodywork is solid but, as shown in the photos and video, could do with some love and attention. It comes with an extensive history file including newspaper and magazine articles, photographs, previous MOT certificates and some automobile literature.

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