Morris 1000 Traveller -1969
The Morris Minor is a British economy car that debuted at the Earls Court Motor Show, London, on 20 September 1948. Designed under the leadership of Alec Issigonis, more than 1.3 million were manufactured between 1948 and 1971. Initially available as a 2-door saloon and tourer (convertible), the range was subsequently expanded to include a 4-door saloon in 1950, and in 1952 a wood-framed estate (the Traveller), panel van and pick-up truck variants. The Minor was manufactured in three series, Series I, Series II (1952) and finally the 1000 series (1956).
Interior & Equipment
Original unmarked vynil seats, new carpet set throughout, heater, opening quarter lights, immaculate head lining, unmarked original door cards, roller seat belts and all original switches and gauges.
Excellent paintwork throughout with no blistering, rust or rot. The panel fit is superb, mainly original chrome throughout with some patina, the woodwork is exceptional and has been meticulously kept over the years. The underside of the car is completely wax oiled, all of the glass appears to be original.
Wheels, Tyres & Brakes
Standard steels which have been refurbished in cream and fitted with a full set of new matching tyres, the hub caps are as new.
Engine & Transmission
The 1098cc original engine in this Morris has been completely striped and rebuilt to a standard far and beyond a standard rebuilt or reconditioned unit . The emphasis was to have a ultra reliable moggy running on unleaded fuel that will last a lifetime. The details of the engine build are in the history file and cost approx £2000, a new clutch was also fitted at the same time to keep everything true balanced. All cosmetic detailing was done when the engine was reinstalled.
Very original 3 owner, clean traveller
There are several things that make this wonderful traveller stand out from the rest.
First and foremost its originality, the very low miles of approx 40,000 can be backed up by every single mot going back to 1974.
It has only had 3 previous owners all of which are documented in the history file along with 32 years worth of tax discs and every single receipt for work carried out from new almost every receipt is from the same Morris dealer in Sudbury. The original invoice from the supplying Morris dealers is also in the file.
A £2000 pound detailed engine rebuild has just been completed so along with its overall exceptional condition inside and out you will have a very rare and reliable appreciating classic for years to come.