1949 Fordson 7V Box Van  Chassis no. 7202779V7

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Lot 367
1949 Fordson 7V Box Van
Registration no. RSJ 195 Chassis no. 7202779V7

Sold for £ 31,500 (US$ 37,899) inc. premium
1949 Fordson 7V Box Van
Registration no. RSJ 195
Chassis no. 7202779V7
Odometer Reading: Not Applicable
MoT Expiry: Exempt

*Mobile catering outlet
*Featured in Granchester and Call the Midwife
*Ford Cologne V6 engine and gearbox
*Receipts totalling tens of thousands of pounds on file


Fordson was the name under which commercial and agricultural vehicles produced at Ford's Dagenham, Essex plant were marketed. Produced between 1937 and 1949, the 7V replaced the preceding BBE and was representative of the trend towards 'forward control' designs. A choice of wheelbase lengths was available to suit payloads of between two and five tons, while the standard engine was Ford's ubiquitous 3.6-litre sidevalve V8. A Perkins diesel was an option.
Known as 'Joseph', this charming and unique Fordson Box Van has featured in the popular period-set television drama series Granchester and Call the Midwife as well as 'Practical Classics' Magazine in December 2018. It is currently in use as a mobile catering outlet, specialising in quality tea, coffee, and tasty snacks. The history file contains receipts totalling £40,000 relating to its restoration in 2017. Some £20,000 worth of catering equipment is installed in the back, with wood panelling, ceramic tiling, and wooden worktops. Other noteworthy features include a Francino coffee machine, Zenith grinder, Burco boiler, Mainho 800 griddle, two under-counter refrigerators, and twin sinks. It should be noted that the engine has been replaced with a more modern and reliable Ford Cologne V6 unit together with its dedicated gearbox. A unique business opportunity for the commercial vehicle enthusiast.

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Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 79/100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 20/25
    Body Work: 4
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 4
    Glass: 4
    Paint: 4
    Wheels/Tyres: 4

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 16/20
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 4
    Headlining: 4
    Seats: 4
    Trim: 4

    ENGINE TOTAL: 16/20
    Mechanical components: 4
    Running: 4
    Starting: 4
    Under Bonnet: 4

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 16/20
    Axles: 4
    Brakes: 4
    Gearbox/Clutch: 4
    Suspension: 4

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 8/10
    Ancillary components: 4
    Main components: 4

    Car History File: 3

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1949 Fordson 7V Box Van  Chassis no. 7202779V7
1949 Fordson 7V Box Van  Chassis no. 7202779V7
1949 Fordson 7V Box Van  Chassis no. 7202779V7
1949 Fordson 7V Box Van  Chassis no. 7202779V7
1949 Fordson 7V Box Van  Chassis no. 7202779V7
1949 Fordson 7V Box Van  Chassis no. 7202779V7
1949 Fordson 7V Box Van  Chassis no. 7202779V7
1949 Fordson 7V Box Van  Chassis no. 7202779V7
1949 Fordson 7V Box Van  Chassis no. 7202779V7
1949 Fordson 7V Box Van  Chassis no. 7202779V7
1949 Fordson 7V Box Van  Chassis no. 7202779V7
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