Lot 115 - 1967 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible

Lot 115 - 1967 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible

Lot 115 - 1967 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible

Lot Number 115
Registration NLC 253E
Chassis Number MAT5DL1173806
Engine Number 10D-U-H 99377
Estimate £6,000 - £8,000
Result Sold - £6,496

Sir Alec Issigonis' concept was to combine the luxury and convenience of a good motor car at a price affordable by the working classes. The Minor was a roomy vehicle with superior cornering and handling characteristics. The Minor prototype had been known as the Morris Mosquito. More than 1.3 million of the lightweight, rear-wheel drive cars were eventually produced, mainly in Cowley, Oxfordshire, becoming Britain's first car to sell a million units and was exported around the world. Production continued in Birmingham until 1972 with the last Morris Minor (commercial) was assembled at Stoke, Nelson, New Zealand in 1974. The front torsion bar suspension was shared with the larger Morris Oxford as was the almost-unibody construction. Although the Minor was originally designed to accept a flat-4 engine with four distinctive gaps in the engine bay to accommodate it, late in the development stage it was replaced by a 918cc side-valve inline-four engine. 

This Morris was originally registered on 8th February 1967 and has had three former keepers. The current vendor is a knowledgeable classic car enthusiast and has recently carried out some restoration work on the Convertible and as such she presents in good condition. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate; these are iconic cars that create interest whether popping down the shops in one or displaying the car at a show.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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