Lot 230 - 1934 Morris Minor Two-Seater Tourer
|Estimate||£7,000 - £9,000|
Morris' 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. A two-seater tourer was introduced in December 1930 costing only £100 despite a generous level of equipment. Having spent a full day putting the '£100 marvel' through its paces, theDaily Heralddeclared: 'Four years ago, the same car could not have been produced for twice the price.' Despite being acclaimed by press and public alike, the original 'cammy' Minor was dropped in 1932 in favour of the recently introduced - and cheaper to produce - sidevalve-engined version. The new engine retained the same bore/stroke dimensions as the superseded OHC unit, which lived on in various MG sports cars, and was claimed to produce only one horsepower less.
Originally registered on 4th May 1934, this Morris Minor was owned by the previous keeper for 37 years and formed part of his impressive collection of cars. This two-seater tourer is in need of a little time and investment although a sound example who would not take too much effort to turn back into a delightful yet perfectly useable pre-war sports car. The green paintwork is in good order as is the interior trim. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a buff logbook, this eight horse powered Morris is ready for its new owner to carry out works and bring this handsome car back to pristine condition.
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