Lot 120 - 1952 Morris Minor

Lot 120 - 1952 Morris Minor

Lot 120 - 1952 Morris Minor

Lot Number 120
Registration OTA 264
Chassis Number FBA11156226
Engine Number 157298
Odometer reading 51,781 miles
Estimate No Reserve
Result Sold - £7,504

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 and, indeed, the 1,000,000th example was sold by Historics in 2015. 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. 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.

Detail on what appears to be the original buff logbook reveals that this 1952 Split Screen Morris Minor was supplied on 8th October to a Frank Newton of Georgeham, Devon and still retains the registration OTA 264. Presented in beautiful black coachwork with blood red trim, this example was treated to a full restoration in the early to mid 90’s by Autokraft, Brooklands (better known for their work on the Autokraft Cobra) and presents as if this was done just last year. This Series MM built example has been a stalwart of local shows and a regular attendee at Brooklands events and has been cherished for decades. Within the history file are countless MoT certificates, a photobook from Autokraft from the full restoration, the accompanying bills and receipts and of course the original buff log book alongside the new V5C registration document. Certainly, one of the best we have seen with fabulous history and, as an early split screen example, very desirable.

Guide Price £10,000 - £15,000

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