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Lot 057: Morris 1000 4-door saloon

Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (18 July 2012)

The new post-war range of Morris cars was announced in 1948 and included models from the Minor MM to the six-cylinder MO. The star however, was undoubtedly the Minor, a radical replacement for the pre-war series 'E'. Apart from the side-valve engine, everything else was new and the Issigonis-designed Minor MM became an instant success. In 1953 the Series II came along with an OHV 803cc engine borrowed from its cousin the Austin A30. Further improvements followed in 1962 with the introduction of the 1000 which included an increase in capacity to 1098cc and a better breathing Westlake head, boosting power, torque and top speed to 77mph. During its remarkable 23 year production run 1.3 million were produced, and thanks to the fantastic supply of available parts, thousands have survived making them a common site on the roads of Britain after all this time. This super example is the archetypal one previous lady owner car with just 54,000 miles showing on the clock. The current second lady owner has commissioned some restoration work, which included new wings and sills, a stainless exhaust, 5 new tyres, new rear lamps, rear springs, brake master cylinder as well as an unleaded head conversion. The wheels have been professionally refurbished and the car resprayed with the exception of the roof and bonnet which are the original paint. It is now in lovely condition and is MOTd until 2013. The lady has reluctantly decided that a major house renovation, plus a general lack of use of the little Morris, means that it is time to move on. Altogether this is a very well presented two-owner example of the relatively rare 4-door model which is ready to be driven away from the sale.

Lot Details
Auction Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Easters Court, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0DE
Lot Number057
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£3600
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Condition rating
Registration numberMCM 405G
Chassis numberMA5SD1254782
Engine number10V 189EH2270
Engine capacity (cc)1098
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2