MLU FORUM  

Go Back   MLU FORUM > GENERAL WW2 TOPICS > WW2 Military History & Equipment

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-10-18, 02:11
Mike Kelly's Avatar
Mike Kelly Mike Kelly is offline
Fan of Lord Nuffield
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Victoria Australia
Posts: 5,663
Default Morris advert from 1949

Found on the TROVE website , searching the old newspapers . Maybe a used car dealer as there are similar adverts with the same contact details.

/ Queensland Times (Ipswich, Qld. : 1909 - 1954)


/ Wed 3 Aug 1949
Attached Images
 
__________________
1940 cab 11 C8
1940 Morris-Commercial PU
1941 Morris-Commercial CS8
1940 Chev. 15cwt GS Van ( Aust.)
1942-45 Jeep salad
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-10-18, 02:26
Mike Kelly's Avatar
Mike Kelly Mike Kelly is offline
Fan of Lord Nuffield
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Victoria Australia
Posts: 5,663
Default Standard

Standard Tilly 1944


The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)


/ Wed 6 Jul 1949
Attached Thumbnails
standard-tilly.jpg  
__________________
1940 cab 11 C8
1940 Morris-Commercial PU
1941 Morris-Commercial CS8
1940 Chev. 15cwt GS Van ( Aust.)
1942-45 Jeep salad
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 20-05-24, 08:37
Mike Kelly's Avatar
Mike Kelly Mike Kelly is offline
Fan of Lord Nuffield
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Victoria Australia
Posts: 5,663
Default More

Reading the wartime newspapers on the Trove site, I have seen the colloquial term "Blitz buggy' used to describe military vehicles. I have found more Morris CS8 truck adverts..... in post-war Australian newspapers . The 4X4 advert would likely be one of the refugee Morris C8/AT Portees.

I have not been able to find any reference to how these CS8 trucks were landed in Australia, the likely scenario was refugee cargo - unfortunately there isn't any listings in the AWM 126 ledgers for Morris CS8 trucks. There is a single 6x4 Morris CD listed.
Attached Thumbnails
Screenshot 2024-05-20 163520.jpg   Screenshot 2024-05-20 162943.jpg   Screenshot 2024-05-20 164137.jpg   Screenshot 2024-05-20 170353.jpg   Screenshot 2024-05-20 171650.jpg  

__________________
1940 cab 11 C8
1940 Morris-Commercial PU
1941 Morris-Commercial CS8
1940 Chev. 15cwt GS Van ( Aust.)
1942-45 Jeep salad

Last edited by Mike Kelly; 22-05-24 at 03:44.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 20-05-24, 08:49
Mike Kelly's Avatar
Mike Kelly Mike Kelly is offline
Fan of Lord Nuffield
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Victoria Australia
Posts: 5,663
Default 900-13 Morris wheels

Advert from Hughes Auto Spares: this big disposals business was still trading from Coburg into the 1980s.

I spotted the 900-13 rims for 'Morris Blitz' for 3 pounds each.. ( these rims have Land Rover stud pattern ) and they fit the Morris PU 8 cwt and Bofors gun carriage. Hmm not sure if they would fit Ford as the advert states.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/a...%20blitz%20%22

This 1952 clearing sale includes a 'Morris Blitz' this vehicle is possibly the Morris PU 8 cwt wreck I bought up past Deniliquin some years back... I was slow getting around to picking it up and it has vanished.. the seller resold it.
Attached Thumbnails
Screenshot 2024-05-20 164827.jpg   Screenshot 2024-05-20 165912.jpg  
__________________
1940 cab 11 C8
1940 Morris-Commercial PU
1941 Morris-Commercial CS8
1940 Chev. 15cwt GS Van ( Aust.)
1942-45 Jeep salad

Last edited by Mike Kelly; 22-05-24 at 15:25.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 20-05-24, 09:08
Mike Kelly's Avatar
Mike Kelly Mike Kelly is offline
Fan of Lord Nuffield
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Victoria Australia
Posts: 5,663
Default Bedford Blitz 200 Gallon

Spotted a few Bedfords in this advert for a disposals sale in the N.T.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/a...%20blitz%20%22
Attached Thumbnails
Screenshot 2024-05-20 171034.jpg  
__________________
1940 cab 11 C8
1940 Morris-Commercial PU
1941 Morris-Commercial CS8
1940 Chev. 15cwt GS Van ( Aust.)
1942-45 Jeep salad

Last edited by Mike Kelly; 20-05-24 at 11:14.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1949 Jeep gary_bath_jr Post-war Military Vehicles 5 10-11-15 07:08
Dutch CMP's in Java 1949 wim sikkelbein The Softskin Forum 21 05-10-13 23:58
M38 and 1949 CJ Jeeps for sale Jordan Baker For Sale Or Wanted 1 22-10-11 03:46
1949 Jeep Bob Carriere For Sale Or Wanted 0 29-11-06 16:13
Market Day 1949 Steve Guthrie The Softskin Forum 0 18-06-04 02:42


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 00:24.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © Maple Leaf Up, 2003-2016