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Lot 005: Morris Minor Traveller

Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (16 May 2012)

One of the best-loved Morris Minor variants, the Traveller estate was introduced in 1953. Equipped with the same independent torsion bar front suspension, all round drum brakes and rack and pinion steering as its saloon sibling, it proved just as enjoyable to drive. With a generous load area thanks to the foldable rear seats, it is just as happy carrying hay bales or bicycles as it is children and wet dogs. In 1962 the old 948cc engine was dropped in favour of a larger 1098cc unit that produced a heady 48bhp and could propel the car to a top speed of 77mph  eventually. Other modifications included a new dashboard layout, a different heater, plus new, larger tail/flasher and front side/flasher lamps. From 1962 the 1000 range began to slowly wind down to the inevitable close in 1971. By 1969 production of the Morris 1000 Tourer had stopped, next went the Saloon in 1970 and finally the Traveller and the commercials. Dating from March 1966, this particular Moggie has spent its whole life in the local Worcestershire area. Painted in Rose Taupe with a red vinyl interior, it appears to be in largely sound and original condition throughout. Following a considerable amount of time in storage, it has recently been prepared for the road with a new SU fuel pump and a new water pump. MOTd until February 2013 it comes with the original green log book, a modern V5C, an old MOT from 1994 and various bills including one for unspecified restoration work in 1984.

Lot Details
Auction Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Easters Court, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0DE
Lot Number005
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£1650
Condition rating3
Registration numberKUY 865D
Chassis numberM/AW5/1137608
Engine number10MAUH/197128
Engine capacity (cc)1098
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors