Lot 340 - 1968 Austin Minor 1000 6cwt Pick-Up
|Odometer reading||24,702 miles|
|Estimate||£9,500 - £12,500|
With Austin and Morris both being part of BMC, the Minor-based Morris commercials were also marketed as the Austin 6cwt and Austin 8cwt, with a closed van and open pick-up version of the Minor being built from 1953 until the end of production in 1973. They were designed for commercial use with small businesses in mind, although many made their way to larger corporations. The van version was popular with the Post Office, with the early version of these (to around 1956) having rubber front wings, to cope with the sometimes unforgiving busy situations in which they were expected to work. Both the van and the pick-up differed from the monocoque construction of the Saloon and Traveller variants, by having a separate chassis. They also differed in details such as telescopic rear dampers, stiffer rear leaf springs and lower-ratio differentials to cope with the heavier loads. The commercial versions were initially marketed as the Morris Quarter Ton Van and Pick-up, with a Series III designation applied from 1956. The names Minor 6cwt Van and Pickup were used following the introduction of the 1098cc engine in 1962, and the 8cwt version was added in 1968.
This superb and very rare 1968 Austin Minor 1000 Pick-Up has been the subject to a ground up restoration within the last ten years. Finished in green with black vinyl seats and wood decking, this Minor has only been taken to classic car shows were it was much admired. This Austin Minor is supplied with a V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate which expires on the 27th September 2014. A very usable and reliable small commercial vehicle, ideal to use attending classic car meets or as a promotional vehicle promoting a business.
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