£ 15,995

A Delivery Mileage Morris Leyland Sherpa Minibus, Navy-Blue, £ 15,995

Title
A Delivery Mileage Morris Leyland Sherpa Minibus
Description
SOLD

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A delivery mileage Morris Leyland Sherpa 250 Minibus with 87 miles from new!
Condition
Used
Fuel
Diesel
Other Features
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Sunroof/Moonroof
  • Third Row Seats
  • Tow Package
Mileage
87 miles
Drive Train
2WD
Transmission
Manual
Exterior Color
Navy-Blue
Additional Information
HISTORY FILE
Unique vehicles such as this Leyland Sherpa 250 Minibus often have, as in this case too, an interesting back story. A letter in the history file dated 23rd November 2018 from Nigel Harrison of the Morris Commercial Club confirms that following a vehicle inspection, this Minibus was manufactured in the UK and exported when new to Portugal. Portuguese registration took place on 25th March 1982 using plate number IZ-00-41. A copy of the Passport to Service details the Minibus being first registered to Josefina Rodrigues Viegas Perfinas. It is reported in a magazine article in UK publication, Classic Van and Pick up, that tragic bizarre events befell the first owner following the loss of life to him and his wife prior to collection. Complex Portuguese inheritance laws meant that property of a deceased went to the state after a number of years unless claimed beforehand. A system that allowed claims to be made was in place, however it was a convoluted affair that could, and very often did, take years to resolve. In the meantime the Dealer was under an obligation to keep the vehicle in its current condition unused until the issue was resolved, which did indeed take many years. In fact this Sherpa remained with the dealer in secure dry storage for decades. In 2016 Mr Alan Jeynes of Redcar, Cleveland, saw an advert for the vehicle placed by a classic vehicle Dealer in Santa-Maria de Lamas, he promptly purchased the Minibus blind and arranged transportation 1,500 miles to his home! Full UK registration and recommissioning has taken place and in 2018 the second UK owner purchased the vehicle to join his eclectic collection of classic cars due to Alans poor health. The magazine feature written by Brian Culpan makes the front cover and is titled ‘A most amazing minibus’. He concludes after a three page glowing feature; ‘Having spent several hours closely inspecting this Sherpa, I remain amazed and almost speechless at its original condition’.
Doors
4
Interior Color
Black
Engine Cylinders
4
Body Style
Minivan
Built
1982
Location
Country
United Kingdom
Region
England
City
Peterborough
Posted
Jul 06, 2020
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