Lot 206 - 1968 Morris Minor Traveller
|Odometer reading||17,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £880|
The Morris Minor was a British economy car that debuted at the Earls Court Motor Show on 20th September 1948. Designed under the leadership of Alec Issigonis, over 1.3 million examples were manufactured from 1948-1971. Initially available as a two-door saloon and convertible, the range was subsequently expanded to include a four-door saloon in 1950 and wood-framed estate, The Traveller, plus the panel van and pick-up truck variants in 1952. The Traveller featured an external structural ash frame for the rear bodywork, with two side-hinged rear doors. The frame was varnished rather than painted and became a highly visible feature of the body style. Other changes included a modified dashboard layout with toggle switches, textured steel instrument binnacle, and larger convex glove box covers. A different heater completed the interior upgrade, whilst the larger, more modern combined front side/indicator light units, common to many BMC vehicles of the time, were fitted to the front wings. During the life of the Minor 1000 model, production declined; the last Convertible was manufactured on 18th August 1969 and the saloon line was discontinued the following year. Almost 850,000 Morris Minor 1000s were made in all. The car was officially superseded by the Morris Marina, which replaced it on the Cowley production lines.
This Morris Minor Traveller was first registered on 9th December 1968. Having undergone a restoration during the early 1990's, she is in need of some further time and investment. However, the engine is reported to run very well and the car is described by the vendor as being 'fun' to drive. Supplied with a V5 document and an MoT test certificate valid until December 2012, together with a comprehensive file dating back to 1991 and offered at no reserve, this has the potential to become an enchanting example once again.
Previous lotLot 205 - 13015 Go-kart (blue)
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.