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News: 60 YEARS OF THE BMC J4

Few light commercials are an essential part of 20th-century music and film culture – but the BMC J4 achieved this on two occasions.

News: BUILT TO LAST – THE BMC LANDCRAB

There are several myths surrounding the BMC Landcrab. Firstly, when compared with a six-cylinder Ford or Vauxhall of the mid-1960s it does not feel especially heavy.

BMC Club Breakdown

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News: MEET THE OWNERS – BARRY & SHEILA GANDON AND THEIR MORRIS J4 “BLUEBIRD” CARAVANETTE

The year is 1962, and you are planning your summer holidays. Some of your neighbours have started venturing to the Costa del Sol, but you prefer to your two weeks in a part of the world where Kellogg’s Frosties and Wonderloaf are readily obtainable - and where there are no strange electrical sockets.

News: Do You Remember The BMC J2

In the 1970s and 1980s, it seemed to be an unofficial rule that any school trip had to be undertaken using a J2-based minibus.

News: TEN TREMENDOUS FUEL ADVERTS

The photograph of the A1 services near Doncaster is more than an illustration of the fine vehicles you might have seen on the Great North Road circa 1963 – a BMC J4 van, a Morris Minor 1000, Ford Prefect 100E, a VW Beetle and, at the pumps, a very rare Ashley Sportiva.

News: 60 YEARS OF THE BMC FARINA

In December 1958 the new 15/60 represented a more radical step both for the Wolseley marque and for the British Motor Corporation than is often appreciated.

News: Five Splendid British Estate Cars Of The 1960s

It would be fair to say that this BMC duo mainly appealed to drivers who were not especially interested in “Swinging London” and who regarded Edgar Lustgarten crime films as ‘too thrilling for words’.

News: THE MINI FROM ITALY

The array of models produced by the overseas plants of BMC/BL do tend to prompt one question – could any of them have succeeded in the UK? The Australian-market Wolseley 24/80 - a 16/60 powered by the locally-designed “Blue Streak” 2.4-litre six - certainly had its merits but by 1964 it would have clashed with the Austin 1800 “Landcrab”.

News: DO YOU REMEMBER THE BMC LD VAN?

If you take a look at almost any brochure for a British light commercial vehicle of the 1960s, it will contain page after page of drawings featuring smiling and Brylcreemed tradesmen delivering bread or milk with a smile.

News: Old Adverts - Toyota

The Earls Court Motor Show 1965 marked the official debut of Toyota in the UK, and in the following year, various print advertisements tempted Ford Cortina, BMC 1100 and Vauxhall Viva owners to the charms of ‘one of the world’s most reliable cars’ - the RT40 series Corona.

News: 50 Years of the Austin 3-Litre

If any car deserved the title of ‘misunderstood’ it is the Austin 3-Litre, one of the last products of the British Motor Corporation (BMC). Insure your classic car today with Lancaster Insurance