The Van

This exhibition sits proudly inside a 1968 Morris Minor 1000 Traveller van built at the Morris Motors Cowley Works. 

Morris vans and radio have a long history together. Sixty five years ago, two Morris vans, packed with the latest Marconi broadcasting gear, arrived just in time for the Melbourne Olympics to launch Australia’s first television network. 

Our Morris Minor 1000 Traveller van follows in that tradition.

The postwar Morris Minor, designed by Alec Issigonis, became as iconic during its 23 years of production as the later Mini. 

Compared to the basic Minor, the Traveller is built on a larger frame with heavy-duty suspension telescopic rear dampers, and stiffer rear leaf springs. Its steel body panels are reinforced with varnished ash. The “1000” designation refers to its engine displacement of 1048cc.

Check back here for more information about our Morris Minor and the history of mobile broadcasting.

The Marconi Van is a 1968 Morris Minor Traveller van.