Lot 168 - 1965 Morris 1100 Mk. I

Lot 168 - 1965 Morris 1100 Mk. I

Lot 168 - 1965 Morris 1100 Mk. I

Lot Number 168
Registration RTB 130C
Chassis Number MAS10266436
Engine Number 10AMW-TAH458919
Odometer reading 12,688 miles
Result Sold - £10,188
  • Astonishing original condition
  • Great history folder
  • Exceedingly low mileage

In 1962, a quite revolutionary new saloon was launched by BMC. With the codename ADO16 this new car was hot from the drawing boards of Alec Issigonis, who set out to design a larger and more sophisticated car which incorporated more advanced features and innovations, and the world-famous Italian design house Pininfarina. Offered in many guises by Innocenti, Morris, Riley, Wolseley, Vanden Plas and Austin, the ADO16 was truly universal in its appeal. In line with BMC's policy at the time, Austin badged versions of the ADO16 were built at Longbridge, whilst Morris and MG versions were assembled at Cowley.

Originally registered on 20th August 1965, this stunning Morris 1100 presents in time warp condition. The Old English White coachwork is unmarked and the red interior has a delightful patina which is certainly commensurate with such a low mileage example. The originality of this Morris is quite remarkable, particularly taking into account it is 58 years old, even the tyres are still the original ones that the car left the factory with. In 1991 this Morris was put into dry storage and has been recently recommissioned at a cost of £1,300. The original factory parts, which were taken off the car, have been kept by the fastidious vendor. Open the boot on this car, and you will understand the excellent condition the car is in. Start the engine and the familiar sound of the A-Series engine is apparent. We are advised this Morris 1100 runs well and drives with no known faults, with everything working exactly as it should. The spare tyre has never been on the car and the tools are still in the original bag in the boot. Supplied with a V5C registration document, together with a current MoT test certificate valid until 8th June 2023, even though the car is MoT exempt. A great history file confirms the exceedingly low mileage of 12,688; this is an unrepeatable opportunity to purchase an iconic piece of British motoring history.

Guide £11,000-£14,000

 

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