1964 Morris Minor 1000 Traveller
Registration no. Unregistered
Chassis no. 1086234
Engine no. DMAUH12483
Arguably the fondest-regarded of all Britain's post-war saloons, the Alec Issigonis-designed Morris Minor was launched at the 1948 Motor Show. The first new post-war Morris design, the unitary construction Minor boasted torsion bar independent front suspension, rack-and-pinion steering and a four-speed synchromesh gearbox. A pair of two-door models was offered initially: a saloon and a convertible. A four-door saloon appeared in 1950, estates and commercials following later.
The Traveller estate version of the outstandingly successful Minor first appeared in 1953. By this time the Minor was in Series II form with an 803cc overhead-valve A-Series engine in place of the original 918cc sidevalve unit. In 1956 the Minor 1000 featuring an enlarged (948cc) engine and an improved gearbox appeared, the newcomer being readily distinguishable from the preceding 'split screen' model by virtue