Morris Minor Van DPP 330K

DPP 330K (Affectionately known as ‘Dippy’) started life at High Wycombe, Bucks in 1972. The vehicle was later transferred to Bury St Edmunds.

After being withdrawn from service, the vehicle was transferred to Colchester where it was used with Postman Pat to promote the Post Office. It then moved to Peterborough to carry out the same duties. By this time it was looking a bit sorry for itself and was taken over by two Distribution Managers at Peterborough who gave up their own time to restore and take it to various charity shows and classic car shows. So good was the job they made of it that it won best commercial vehicles two years out of three at the National Morris minor owners club rally and various other awards.

It has appeared on various Birthday cards and calendars and has even done several circuits of Castle Donnington race track to the amazement of race goers.

It was pressed into service on collections in 2000 when there was a spate of breakdowns with Royal Mails new vehicles with lots of local firms cheering the sight of the old faithful Moggy as it brought back memories with its distinct exhaust note.

In 2001 it was withdrawn from all service and served as a gate guardian at Werrington Mail Centre where sadly it succumbed to the ravages of harsh winters and road salt until rescued by N.V.R in October 2013.

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