Lot 124 - 1973 Morris Mini Van (850cc)
|Odometer reading||29,330 miles|
|Result||Sold - £9,520|
- Two former owners from new
- In current ownership for over four decades
- Low mileage example
- Sizeable history file
The original Mini had three major UK updates, the Mark II, the Clubman and the Mark III. Within the range there were a number of variations, including a Traveller estate, a pick-up truck, a van and the Mini Moke. From 1960 to 1982, a commercial (Quarter Ton) panel van was offered and was built on the longer Traveller chassis but without the side windows. It proved popular in 1960's Britain as a cheaper alternative to the car as it was classed as a commercial vehicle and, as such, carried no sales tax. A set of simple stamped steel slots served in place of a more costly chrome grille. The Mini Van was utilized by small businesses, delivery drivers, the Police and the AA alike. It was hugely adaptable, reliable and, of course, distinctive.
This three owner, low mileage example was registered new on 1st February 1973 and is presented in good order having been well maintained throughout the current vendors ownership. The very rare black coachwork is presented well showing minor blemishes and the interior is largely in good order with a patina you would expect for a car of its age. In current ownership since 1982 this Morris Mini Van has covered a mere circa 29,000 miles from new and is offered with a history file including various sundry bills, previous MoT test certificates, and the V5C registration document. Everyone loves a Mini Van and this is an honest, low mileage example, offered without reserve and is ready to be enjoyed by its new owner.
Interested parties should note that although this vehicle is in running and driving condition, the ignition barrel will need to be replaced by the new owner.
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