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While there are one or two wood load floor vans in England, the BMC manual lists them as 'for export only'. I have seen 3 of them around Seattle and 2 were from Ecuador. They were imported as commercial vehicles at a lower tax rate and could be converted to estates after sale. BMC even made a special rear seat kit for them.

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 Posted: Mar 15, 2019 10:34AM
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Not sure its true for all vans but the floor structures of those I've had/seen is significantly different from my Traveller.... Its not a simple conversion in either direction.

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I have seen UK vans with somewhat factory Traveller/Countryman floors in them. They had the spare in the rear like a Traveller/Countryman with a full load floor up to the front seats.

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The load floor in a Mini Van is typically the same as a Mini PU floor. Those would be all steel without a rear seat, and the load floor comes all the way up to the back of the front seats. Sometimes they were cut and a back seat was added, and the sides were also cut out for windows. Now, that said, a friend of mine in England had a very early Mini Van that had a wooden load floor like a wagon. Very different, but it was a factory floor. I doubt very seriously that yours would be like that. At any rate, the VIN would still be different than that of a Mini (Wagon) Estate. If you have a LHD Austin Mini Van, it should have a VIN that starts with: A-AV7L. Like I indicated earlier, photos would be helpful.

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Not sure its true for all vans but the floor structures of those I've had/seen is significantly different from my Traveller.... Its not a simple conversion in either direction.

Cheers, Ian

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Maybe the rear window apertures were filled in. I'm not sure why this would be done but there's no accounting for some people's poor tastes.

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Is it a van with metal sides instead of glass? The VIN you posted is for an Austin Countryman Wagon. It would have come from the factory with glass on the sides next to the rear seat passengers and the cargo compartment in the rear. Might have had wood trim or might not have. At any rate, if your vehicle doesn't have windows in the quarters, then it may have had it's identity changed somewhere along the way. Photos please?

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I just purchased this 1964 Mini panel van VIN # AAW7L553809 can anyone tell me what information is in this VIN #??

I'll Post some pictures when it arrives.
Thanks,
Martin