1966 Morris Minor 1000 Traveller

Highlights



  • Comprehensively restored in 2000 and used sparingly ever since
  • Recent new alternator, brake servo and numerous other service jobs completed
  • Accompanied by a substantial history file which also includes a photographic record of the restoration work


The Appeal

Much like the Karmann Ghia, an upmarket coachbuilt version of the humble Volkswagen Beetle, Britain's “people’s car” was also offered with hand-made bodywork. Modelled after pre-war “Shooting brakes” and American “Woodys”, the Morris Minor was transformed into a timber-framed estate car with barn-style rear doors. Marketed as the “Traveller”, it soon became a popular variant, marginally outliving the saloon on which it was based and beloved as much for its practicality as its unconventional construction.
This 1966 example underwent a comprehensive restoration in 2000 and has been used sparingly ever since. The Morris presents very well throughout, having been well looked after and we’re informed that it drives wonderfully.
Don’t miss the chance to acquire an ever-popular British classic.

 
 

The History and Paperwork

  • The odometer was zeroed following restoration in 2000
  • Folder of history and restoration photographs
  • Exempt from road tax and MOT testing 
  • UK-supplied example with just five former registered keepers

 
 

The Condition

  • A smart and original-looking example throughout
  • The woodwork presents well with a light patina
  • Equipped with a tow bar and trailer electrics
  • The blue paint looks good, with small signs of age in places
  • We can’t see any signs of corrosion or accident damage to the bodywork
  • Smart chromework - just lightly pitted in places
  • All appears in good shape underneath with no obvious signs of serious corrosion
  • The blue vinyl upholstery looks lovely and free from notable wear
  • We’re not informed of any apparent issues with the cabin electrics
  • Smart blue carpets protected with ‘Morris 1000’ embossed rubber floor mats
  • The headlining appears to present well overall and is well-supported
  • A wicker picnic hamper is included in the sale

 
 

The Mechanics 

  • 998 cc A Series l4
  • Four-speed manual gearbox
  • All presents nicely under the bonnet
  • We’re advised that tit benefits from a recent new alternator, brake servo and numerous other service jobs
  • The vendor states that the car drives “wonderfully”
  • We’re not informed of any apparent faults or untoward noises

 

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Auction Details
  • Year 1966
  • Make Morris
  • Model Minor
  • Colour Blue
  • Mileage 1,682 Miles
  • Engine size 998
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Canvey Island
  • County Essex
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
11 Bids from 8 bidders
  • da•••• £8,755 02/07/24
  • pi•••• £7,200 01/07/24
  • ch•••• £7,000 01/07/24
  • da•••• £6,800 01/07/24
  • Jo•••• £6,700 01/07/24
  • pi•••• £6,600 01/07/24
  • da•••• £6,500 29/06/24
  • no•••• £6,000 26/06/24
  • ch•••• £3,000 26/06/24
  • Be•••• £2,500 25/06/24

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