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Lot 093: Morris Minor 2 Seat Tourer

Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (13 July 2011)

Launched by Morris in 1928 as a rather belated response to the Austin Seven, the diminutive Minor started life with a Wolseley designed overhead camshaft engine also used by MG. In 1931 there appeared a simpler side valve version that has stood the test of time and still stands as one of the most endearing small cars that Britain has ever produced. Minors were far less numerous than the Austin Seven and just under 40,000 of the overhead cam types and rather more than 47,000 side valve models were built before the more widely sold Morris Eight arrived.

This charming 2 seat tourer dates from 1934, made shortly before the model was updated with the mechanically similar Eight carrying its heavier more modern all enveloping coachwork. This Minor therefore retains the nice dainty vintage feel of the earlier cars. In smart condition having had a recent re-trim in maroon leather, invoices show that a replacement distributor and coil have been fitted along with a professional rebuild of the SU carburettor. MOTd until March 2012 and taxed until June next year, this very appealing baby Morris is ready for the road.

Lot Details
Auction Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Leominster, Herefordshire
TypeCar
Lot Number093
Estimate£5000-£6000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£4500
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1934
Condition rating0
Registration number424 UXN
Mileage-
Chassis number34/MS/42144
Engine number42791A
Engine capacity (cc)885
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors