Lot 302 - 1963 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible
|Odometer reading||93,942 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £14,000|
|Result||Sold - £12,880|
From the first Minor in 1948 through to the last one rolling off the production line in 1972 over 1.6 million of all variants were manufactured. The success of the Minor was due to its simplicity, cheap parts and ease of maintenance, however; the Alex Issigonis designed unitary constructed body was prone to trap moisture and dirt resulting in many now having been consigned to the breakers.
The fate of many a Morris Minor has certainly not befallen the 1963 matching numbers example that we are delighted to offer today. 575 CCD was first registered on the 24th May 1963 and therefore has the benefit of being manufactured with the larger 1098cc engine over the smaller units of the earlier models. Having just undergone a no expense spared extensive restoration; an inspection will reveal the high standard that has been achieved as a result. The coachwork is finished in gleaming black and complimented by the red interior and new chromework; a combination that certainly is attractive. The hood assembly, as would be expected, is easily erected and put down as the weather may demand. A storage/picnic basket sits upon the boot rack and is a useful addition to the storage within the boot area. Every part of this Morris Minor has been attended to, both on the body and mechanical side.
A large file details the restoration and also contains the UK V5 registration document, a current MoT test certificate valid until September 2015, old MoT test certificates and the older history of this motor car.
With such a beautiful colour combination and with nothing to do other than enjoy, this Morris Minor must represent excellent value given the estimate.