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 Post subject: Downton Mini Van
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:59 am 
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Just out of interest was there ever a Works Downton Mini Van or any conversions done in period.

Any information and photo's would be very interesting.

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 Post subject: Re: Downton Mini Van
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:09 am 
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They had an orange company van didn't they?


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 Post subject: Re: Downton Mini Van
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:27 am 
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Downton had at least 2 Marigold coloured vans (both christened marigold), as well as at least 1 pick up. The pickup was modified but the vans weren't. Or at least they remained 850.

I have always wanted to do a replica of Marigold, but finding a nice early van at sensible money is impossible nowadays.

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 Post subject: Re: Downton Mini Van
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:20 am 
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Ian is this in reference to the van on Ebay...?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/112594308189?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649


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 Post subject: Re: Downton Mini Van
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Thats an interesting thing, although the story doesn't quite stack up.

I'm sure it will go ballistic though as everyone on ebay seems to take a sellers blurb as gospel truth.

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 Post subject: Re: Downton Mini Van
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:41 am 
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Well, here are some pictures from the VAN :


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 Post subject: Re: Downton Mini Van
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:45 am 
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And some from the Pick-Up, these came from Mark F. :roll:

Kees.


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 Post subject: Re: Downton Mini Van
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:08 pm 
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mk1 wrote:
Thats an interesting thing, although the story doesn't quite stack up.

I'm sure it will go ballistic though as everyone on ebay seems to take a sellers blurb as gospel truth.


Lol,

Quote ebay listing.
"The bodyshell is totally original and has never been welded"

Quote Brightwells the other week.
"..wrapping the whole lot round a tree on the local bypass. Which the vendor did. That was back in 1968. The mortal remains transplanted into a new BMC bodyshell (plus one rear door)"

Gospel :lol: :lol: .


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 Post subject: Re: Downton Mini Van
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:13 pm 
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great photo's :)

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 Post subject: Re: Downton Mini Van
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:45 pm 
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I like the one overider mod on the pick up, never thought of that when I had my van back in 1965!


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