Morris Minor Pick Ups were manufactured between 1953 and 1971.
Like the Minor Van, Minor Pick Ups feature a separate chassis on which to mount the body panels unlike the Morris Minor passenger vehicles which had a unitary / monocoque body construction.
The single piece windscreen and large indicator side light cluster point to this model seen at the Malta Classic Car Museum in Qwara being built post 1961.
The varnished wood paneling in the rear along with the oars are a give away that this vehicle was probably used by on of the seven rowing clubs that take part in Malta’s annual Victory Day Regatta which can be traced back to 1822.
If you know which club this vehicle used to belong to please do not be afraid to chip in below.
Morris Minors were imported to Malta new and used, there was a small industry built around rebodying vehicles to suit Maltese needs which included Morris Minor Pick Ups fitted larger pick up boxes than the original as seen in this link featuring a Maltese bodied Minor Pickup being rescued from a field.
Thanks for joining me on this “Rowing Minor” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow. Don’t forget to come back now !