1968 Morris Minor

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1968
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    MA2S5D1237478M
  • Lot number 
    211
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Originally a two-door, 1098cc Deluxe saloonfrom CowleyFinished in the delightful Lilac colour used for theMinor Million in 1961Professionally built and developed by Moto-Build Surrey in 2018 at a cost of 35,000Superbly preparedfor the HRDC Academy Series to fullAcademy-specCorrect HRDC sealed CMES 90bhp engine. Fibreglass panelsThe HRDC Academyis a control series for Austin A30/A35/A40 and Morris Minor 2-door cars and isan invitation-only series devised to establish an affordable route into Historic Racing based on BMC Saloons from the fifties and early sixties. Now in its fifth season, the regulations have been reviewed to offer competitors a little more technical flair whilst maintaining the original low cost entry-levelethos. The engines are based on a 1275cc MG Midget power unit and are sealed and maintained by Classic and Modern Engine Services (CMES) to ensure absolute parity. Full details of this fantastic championship can be found herehttp://www.hrdc.eu/academy.html?LMCL=kHGTdkThe striking Morris Minor on offer here has indeed been built to conform with thoseAcademy Regulations. It started life in 1968 and from the Chassis Number, we can establish that it was a 1098cc, Series V, 2-door Deluxe Saloon that was built at Cowley and finished in Trafalgar Blue. Where it's been in the last 50 years we can only surmise but we do know that it was purchased by Darryl Davis, proprietor of multiple award-winning race car preparer Moto-Build of Surrey with the intention of building the best Academy Morris Minor he could. The full process would take far to long to describe here but fortunately, every detail of the resurrection of 'Doris' is described herehttp://www.moto-build.com/morris_doris.html The result was truly spectacular and this is one of the best prepared historic saloons we have ever seen helped, no doubt, by the unusual colour. Academy saloons have to run with a white roof but the bodyworkcolour is free so Moto-Build chose to paint the car in the distinctive Lilac hue used by BMC in 1961 for their Minor Million. Morris Minor production had reached one million in early 1961 and the decision was made to celebrate this by finishing 350 Minors in Lilac with a white interior and badging them Minor 1,000,000.On completion, Doris was shaken down at Brands on 01/06/2018 and placed a splendid 5th in class with a novice driver a couple of days later. It was subsequently sold to a new owner who's son enjoyed successin 2019 but is now moving on to bigger things.We welcome any inspection of this delightful little Minor racer.