Lot 141 - 1964 Morris Minor Traveller
|Odometer reading||80,575 miles|
|Result||Sold - £16,800|
- £7,600 recent expenditure
- Wonderful overall condition
The Morris Minor was a British economy car that 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. 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, The Traveller, plus the panel van and pick-up truck variants in 1952. The Traveller featured an external structural ash frame for the rear bodywork, with two side-hinged rear doors. The frame was varnished rather than painted and became a highly visible feature of the body style. Other changes included a modified dashboard layout with toggle switches, textured steel instrument binnacle, and larger convex glovebox 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.
This superb example has been lovingly restored and cherished by the current owner. It is presented in light blue with a light grey interior, both of which are immaculate, including the iconic exterior woodwork. The present vendor purchased the car in 2011, showing 79,000 miles on the clock and has used it sparingly since with the odometer now showing a mere 80,575 miles. The vendor has commissioned some substantial works in 2020 including overhauling the engine bay, brakes, body and paintwork, new rubbers amongst many other jobs completed at a cost of around £7,500, all of which were carried out by Charles Wares Morris Minor Centre. The car comes with a good history including invoices going as far back as 1966 and reassuringly it also comes with a current MoT test certificate which expires in December 2023.
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