Mini Morris Van

Wednesday 14 October 2009
A commercial panel van rated at quarter ton load capacity. Built on the longer Traveller chassis but without side windows, it proved popular in 1960s Britain as a cheaper alternative to the car: it was classed as a commercial vehicle and as such carried no sales tax. A set of simple stamped steel slots served in place of a more costly chrome grille. The Mini Van was renamed as the Mini 95 in 1978, the number representing the gross vehicle weight of 0.95 tons. 521,494 were built. Despite this renaming, the motoring public continued to call it the Mini Van, as a result of which the later vehicles, known as minivans the world over, are referred to in Britain as MPVs.

Technical data:
- engine: 4 cylinders
- capacity: 997 cc
- horsepower: 55 HP
- gearbox: 4+1
- top speed: 130 km/h

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