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Morris 1000 1967 (F) Blue
The first Morris Minor made its debut at the 1948 Earls Court Motor Show and by the time production came to an end in 1971, over 1.3m had been sold worldwide and at the last count, over 19,400 were still going about their merry way in Britain alone.
Great fun to drive, cheap to run, easy to maintain and still capable of holding their own in most modern road conditions, they are now as much a part of the British streetscape as the red telephone box, the village green and the vicar on a bicycle.
Most fun of all was the Tourer, which offered top-down motoring for the masses at very modest cost. It stayed in production from 1950 until 1969, winning the hearts of generations of drivers along the way and inspiring fierce loyalty with many owners.
This delightful example is a case point: Finished in the lovely Trafalgar Blue with Blue vinyl trim and Blue carpets, it was bought new by a Doctor Ian Marcus Moore Fraser from Morris Agent HE Sheppard of Leicester on 23rd September 1967 for the princely sum of £650 including a radio, underseal and seat belts!
He has hung on to it faithfully ever since - despite being fortunate enough to have a much more exotic collection of classics also at his disposal. During his 48-year ownership it has clocked up 132,650 miles, been restored twice and was fitted with a replacement Gold Seal Engine about 10,000 miles ago. It comes with a very large history file from new, including the original purchase invoice, Buff Log Book, Passport to Service Book, various Morris literature, invoices from 1967 to date, workshop manuals and a box of spares including its original radio.
A much-loved family member that has never wanted for anything, it is only reluctantly being sold due to an impending ‘down sizing’ and consequent loss of storage.
It is in very good condition throughout and has a reasonably new canvas Soft Top and drives beautifully. The only defects are some paint issues on the n/s door and top of the rear wings, but these can be rectified by agreement.
Upon sale it will be fully serviced and will come with our own customer care package including HPI/provenance Checks, 55-point pre-delivery inspection and 6 months mechanical breakdown Parts & Labour Warranty which can be upgraded and extended at additional cost if required.
Car on display at our showrooms in Mortlake
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