1970 Morris Minor

1000 Saloon

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1970
  • Mileage 
    42 865 mi / 68 985 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    MA2S51276421M
  • Engine number 
    HS39202
  • Lot number 
    55298
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

- Part of the Old Hall collection since July 1977 and just one previous keeper shown on its V5C Reg Doc

- Used by the vendor's children to learn to drive and as shared 'weekend wheels'

- Understood to have covered just 42,900 miles from new and MOT'd till Oct 2018

Debuting alongside Jaguar's superbly glamorous XK120 at the 1948 London Motor Show, the Morris Minor was somewhat overshadowed. An exceptionally advanced design, the Minor was the brainchild of Sir Alec Issigonis. With a monocoque chassis, independent torsion-bar front suspension, all-round hydraulic drum brakes and rack and pinion steering the model possessed excellent handling but lacked the horsepower to exploit it. However, things improved markedly when the four-cylinder 1098cc OHV A-series equipped Series V was introduced in 1962. With up to 45bhp and 60lbft of torque being transmitted to its rear wheels via a four-speed manual gearbox, the Series V was capable of some 77mph.

Reputedly first owned by Mrs Nellie Baldwin of Thirsk - the sole previous keeper listed on its V5C Registration Document - this particular example has formed part of the Old Hall collection since July 1977. Used by the vendor's children to learn to drive and as shared 'weekend wheels', the Morris is understood to have covered just 42,900 miles from new. Offered for sale with V5C Registration Document and MOT certificate valid until October 2018.

PLEASE NOTE: All estimates are subject to a buyer's premium of 15% incl. VAT (@ 20%)