Lot 277 - 1964 Morris Minor 1000
|Odometer reading||95,020 miles|
|Result||Sold - £11,200|
The British ‘Moggy’ is part of the very fabric of this Island Nation. There was always one parked outside of the house of an expectant mother, patrolling our roads piloted by our boys in blue and modified to take advantage of our meagre quota of sunshine, the Morris Minor convertible. Today, well restored examples are collectable and no more so than this one.
Stripped to the last nut and bolt in 2011 and off the road for nearly three years during the rebuild, this presents, according to vendor, in absolutely superb condition. Every part has been renewed, refurbished or rebuilt, apart from shock absorbers and gearbox. Updates and modernisations include a complete rewire with a new wiring loom and all new lights. New front disc brakes and servo, two-speed wipers matched to heated rear and front screens as well as all new brightwork. Engine modifications include, obviously, a complete engine rebuild with a heated inlet manifold, larger carburettors, an unleaded cylinder head and all new rockers and valves culminating in an MG Midget differential alongside a three branch, stainless steel manifold leading to a large bore, stainless steel exhaust. The bodywork benefits from all new heritage wings, new chassis cross members, a complete new front chassis and new inner wings and engine floor plates along with alloy wheels with premium rubber and new road springs in each corner and a complete new braking system. The interior is also new including seats, carpets and headlining. Paperwork includes a full photographic record of the rebuild detailing restoration costs exceeding £15,000, a Certificate of Origin from British Motor Industry Heritage Trust and an MoT test certificate valid until May 2020. Offered without reserve and excellent value for money.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.