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1957 Morris Minor 1000 Van

1957 Morris Minor 1000 Van in Naked City, TV Series, 1958-1963 IMDB Ep. 3.13

Class: Cars, Van / MPV — Model origin: UK — Made for: USA

1957 Morris Minor 1000 Van

[*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

Comments about this vehicle


Ddey65 US

2010-07-23 00:17

Morris... at least that's what it looks like to me.

Not necessarily that one, of course.

-- Last edit: 2010-07-23 00:18:20


2010-07-23 03:36

Yes, except it's the panel van version:


nzcarnerd NZ

2010-07-23 03:41

Any guesses on the date and US name for it?

chris40 UK

2010-07-23 09:14

Morris ¼-Ton O-Type Van, 1957-1962 (smaller parking lights and semaphore indicators). I doubt if these were ever officially exported to the USA.

Sunbar UK

2010-07-23 10:47

This van has the saloon-type bonnet/hood rather than the van's. (The saloon had the raised side mouldings which did not exist on the van). The Morris badge without the 'M' handle however is correct.

Plus it has a chromed rear bumper where the vans normally had two small rubber blocks.

Perhaps a few were officially exported to NY State for a trial to establish if there was a market for a small van in the US?

Edit: From Wikipedia the Pickup was exported to the USA, again with the saloon-type bonnet but including the (coustomised?) 'M' handle, so its likely the van was also.


-- Last edit: 2010-07-23 10:55:56

dsl SX

2010-07-23 15:34

Has it got whitewall tyres? Looks quite surreal compared to the normal UK version.

nzcarnerd NZ

2010-07-24 01:46

Looking through the Morris list there are quite a few variations in the way Minor vans have been listed. What is the more acceptable way of denoting them? Do we call them all Minor vans or O-types or 1/4 ton O-types?

chris40 UK

2010-07-24 09:12

The correct designation is ¼-Ton O-Type Van - but only up to 1962; after that they're 6cwt, not ¼-Ton.

dsl SX

2013-03-09 14:56

Minor 1000 Van name used in US.

AlanB CA

2015-05-24 03:32

My 1959 Morris 1000 van was delivered new in San Francisco
Paint prep in progress ... Hepworth, ON
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