Lot 205 - 1969 Morris Minor 1000
|Odometer reading||31,699 miles|
|Result||Sold - £3,136|
The Morris Minor 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.
This four-door Morris Minor is owned by a classic car enthusiast and whilst he has not owned the car very long, he has invested and improved the car under his stewardship. Recent works include a brake overhaul, new timing chain and tensioner and a relatively new exhaust system. The underside of the car shows no signs of ever having been welded and it is thought she was off the road for a number of years and re-commissioned in 2008. We are advised EOO 607H drives with no known faults and is supplied with a V5 registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until 2nd December 2015. Morris Minors are a great way to enter into the classic car world as they are simple to work on and spares easy to come by via the various clubs. Offered at no reserve.
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