The Morris Commercial J4 was a 10 cwt (0.5 ton) forward-control van launched by Morris Commercial in 1960 and produced with various upgrades during its lifetime. The van was marketed first as both the Morris J4 and the Austin J4, following the formation of the British Leyland Motor Corporation in 1968, which absorbed BMC, the British Motor Corporation. As a result, the J4 was also called the Morris 10/12 cwt. External changes to the J4 over the years included the supply of a diesel engine, so a ‘BMC diesel’ badge was fitted to the front; from 1967 to 1974 the rear doors were unglazed – probably only specified by the GPO and Post Office.
From 1969 the front Morris badges were replaced with heavy stainless steel Morris badging. This changed again a year later when the large Morris badge was replaced with the small chrome AUSTIN MORRIS badge.
Its style and capacity made it a great favourite as a delivery van and it became a familiar sight on British streets, used in particularly by the Royal Mail, those days under the GPO/ Post Office, who bought the original BMC J4 design from the early days in 1961 and stayed with it right until 1974. The Morris J4 was also a successful light commercial fleet vehicle, even against its main rival the newly introduced Ford Transit.
To launch the newly tooled Oxford 1:76 scale model of the Morris J4, we’ve chosen the Royal Mail livery from 1962-1965 with glazed rear windows and lowly placed registration plates. Registered 348 DXV and in the traditional Post Office/Royal Mail red, the van comes with black trim and a cream interior. The Morris badge takes pride of place on the front below the windscreen while the black lettering on the van doors indicates that it worked as Number 73185 out of the Matlock Post Office in Derbyshire.
Given the varied roles and refinements of this useful little commercial van, we look forward to a wealth of liveries in the near future.
Orders can be placed online, by phone or by post. The UK Postal address for orders is: Oxford Diecast Ltd, PO Box 363, Southampton S014 0TJ
As well as accepting sterling cheques we accept Euro cheques (over 50 euros) and US$ cheques (over 50 dollars).
The postage charges for non members are:
Order Value: £0.00 - £19.99UK: £2.95
Rest of the World: £6.45
Order Value: £20.00 & OverUK: £4.95
Rest of the World: £6.95
Orders are dispatched within 3 working days and can take between 3-5 working days for UK mainland.
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We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations. Please click here to learn more about our international postage.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, please contact our customer services team on 023 8024 8850