About Vintage Stuff

The aim of Vintage Stuff is to display some of the ephemera that I have collected, often inadvertently, over the years. I am now deliberately seeking out interesting old adverts, screen shots, leaflets, obscure record covers, picture postcards and illustrations; anything that catches my eye, in fact. They will be mainly, but not exclusively of UK origin (so many vintage blogs appear to be American) and almost always a scan from something that I actually have in my collection, rather than off the net. If you do re-blog, please acknowledge the source. Further stuff, mainly photographs, can be found on my Flickr pages, via the Benny Hill record cover.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Morris J4

Amongst a recently acquired bundle of old catalogues was this 1963 brochure for the Morris Commercial J4. Available as a van or pick-up, chassis cab or chassis front end, it was in production between 1960 and 1974, superseded by the Leyland Sherpa. It was common amongst the big fleets, such as the Post Office and various utility companies as well as a police van. They were also popular as camper vans. As can be seen on the rear cover (albeit upside down), the brochure was  originally supplied by Glodwick Motor Engineering Co., Park Garage, Oldham.


  1. I remember my uncle, a builder, buying one of these vans...I was fascinated by the brochures, another one he had was a brochure for a mini pick-up truck. These are wonderful chunks of history and so charming in their own right. I think one of these vans featured on the cover of the "Abbey Road" album...

  2. There is a J4 on the cover of 'Abbey Road', a black one, I think. They have quite a following; if one appears in one of my Flickr street scenes, it is soon commented one, and there is, of course, a J4 group. I do prefer brochures and advertising with artwork, rather than photographs.