Lot 201 - 1934 Morris Minor Saloon
|Result||Sold - £7,000|
Morris Motors' 1927 acquisition of Wolseley facilitated the production of a light car intended to rival Austin's highly successful Seven. Wolseley's 847cc, four-cylinder, overhead-camshaft engine provided the motive power for the new Minor which, with around double the Seven's output, enjoyed markedly superior performance. The simple ladder-type chassis featured cable-operated brakes and a three-speed gearbox with dry clutch. Sales were disappointing and a sidevalve-engined replacement took over in 1931. Restyled for 1932 with a chromed radiator shell, the new Minor was revamped again for 1934 - its final year of production - gaining synchromesh gears, hydraulic brakes and hydraulic shock-absorbers.
This Morris Minor is a piece of history being the first Minor off the production line fitted with hydraulic brakes. Still bearing the original registration number of ANU308, this Morris was featured in the press surrounding the new modern braking system. Appearing to be in un-restored condition, she is in very good order nonetheless and has been highly cherished over the years. Recent work carried out includes new tyres, tubes and rim tape, battery, new S.U. fuel pump, and the brakes have been completely overhauled including the wheel cylinders, master cylinder and brake linings. This is a charming, perfectly useable piece of classic British motoring history. Offered at no reserve.
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