GPO Vehicles


Make Morris
Model 250JU
Type 15 cwt Utility Vehicle Type 3 (Morris)
Body Builder  
Use Utility
Registration Number  
Fleet Number ranges U235822 (NYV 803E) 1967 (Prototype)
U233984 to U234570 (NYY 202E - 788E) 1967
U241198 (SGW 430F) 1968
U241199 to U241848 (SLX 1F - 650F) 1967 (Petrol)
U242849 to U242197 (WHV 370G - 718G) 1968 (Petrol)
Date of picture May 1967

It's 1967 and the side windows are slid open and closed by hand! - note lack of window winder.

General description and facilities
This vehicle, which supersedes Types 1 and 2, is a commercial forward control van with both rear and near-side access to the vehicle body.  It is equipped internally with aluminium racking and has an aluminium roof rack suitable for carrying a ladder with a maximum unextended length of 14 ft.  In addition, a Ladder, Extension, 4A or 5 can be carried on top of the interior off-side racking.  A third seat is provided in the vehicle cab for use by a trainee or occasional passenger only. The vehicle is intended for use by one or two man parties who require to carry between 5 cwt. and 15 cwt. of tools and stores.  The towing capacity is sufficient for towing a trailer tool cart or a Trailer, Cable Drum, No. 2.  On no account may these vehicles be used for parties whose regular size exceeds two men.
 
Taken from - P.O. ENGINEERING INSTRUCTIONS, TOOLS & TRANSPORT, VEHICLES, N 1225 (Issue 1, 30.7.68)

A second batch of 1000 250JUs was purchased in 1968.  These were badged BMC.


 




 
 
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