1935-38 Eight/Minor 5cwt Van (GPO Minor 35 cu ft)

Introduction

Produced for the GPO, the Eight/Minor Hybrid van, had the “look and feel” of the Minor vans to which its postal workers, telephone engineers and the public were accustomed. Whilst having the cosmetic appearance of a Minor van, this hybrid vehicle used the chassis and running gear of the Eight and
Eight Series 1 models. Production continued until the introduction of the Eight Series Z van, which the GPO also purchased in large numbers for postal & telephone service use. Although most of the vehicle was Eight based, the van
with its Minor radiator was known by the GPO as the Minor 35 cu ft.

FGN202
1938
GPO Minor 35 cu ft
(Photo – Jim Riglar)

 

1935

1938
GPO Minor 35 cu ft van Engine: Morris UB 4 cylinder side valve, 918cc, 8hp (RAC)
Clutch: Borg & Beck
single dry plate
Gear Box: 3 speed
Ignition: coil

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