Lot 318 - 1967 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible
|Odometer reading||82,414 miles|
|Estimate||£9,500 - £12,500|
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 2-door saloon and convertible, the range was subsequently expanded to include a 4-door saloon in 1950 and wood-framed estate, The Traveller, plus the panel van and pick-up truck variants in 1952. The Minor was manufactured in three series; Series I, Series II (1952) and finally the 1000 series such as the car offered today. These 1000 series cars benefitted from an engine which was increased in capacity to 948cc, and are differentiated from earlier examples of the marque by their curved one-piece windscreen replacing the two-piece split windscreen and an enlarged rear window. Other modifications specific to this car is a new dashboard layout including a lidded glove box on both the driver and passenger side of the dashboard.
This 1967 Morris Minor 1000 was subject to a complete restoration and conversion a few years ago by marque specialists Tim Lang Classics at a cost of over £24,000 - the conversion into convertible form was carried out to the exact Morris factory specifications. During the restoration the engine was converted to unleaded petrol, the mechanics were overhauled and a radio/CD unit was fitted into the glove compartment. Finished in Old English white with burgundy soft top roof and burgundy interior, this lovely example is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in September 2014 and a large history file containing invoices and old MoT test certificates. The vendor informs us that this Morris is in excellent condition throughout and has just completed an 800 mile round trip completely trouble free. With its simplicity, reliability and ease of repair due to parts being readily available, the Morris Minor is the perfect entry to classic car ownership and this car, especially being a convertible, ticks all the right boxes.
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