1961 Austin A55 Half-Ton Van. Burgundy Red with Grey bench seat. Half-ton commercial models based on the A55 were introduced in 1957. The van was released in February and was followed in May by pick-up, chassis and cab and chassis models Contemporary sales literature used the term "Austin ½ ton van and pick-up". .This A55 is a very presentable usable van, with a very good tidy load area. The whole concept of purchasing a light commercial for private classic motoring combined with its advertising potential is one we have enjoyed for many years and proved to be an enormous success. Without doubt the most economical and successful form of advertising known to man! On test drive the van performed very well with no faults. Without doubt the most popular 1/2 ton van of its era with many thousands bought to work hard and consequently worked to death. With this in mind, examples like this are now difficult to acquire. Lots of money has been spent on the van and we have a history file with lots of bills, invoices and old MOT's. It has an MOT until May 2018 with no advisories. On the button and ready to enjoy. Absolutely any inspection is welcome. Viewing is highly recommended. All major debit and credit cards accepted. Please contact us for any further information. Delivery can be arranged.