1970 Morris Minor 1000

Highlights

  • Comprehensive restoration with only 1,000 miles driven since
  • Remarkably low mileage of 40,850 miles
  • Extensive history file with records from its first service
  • Highly placed at The Warren Classic Car Concours
  • Attractive Almond Green exterior with Porcelain Green interior

The Appeal


One of the most successful cars of the century, the Morris Minor is very similar to its successor - the Mini - in multiple respects. Effortlessly English, easy to run and unfussy, these cars were a perfect match for the post-war UK Motorist. Everything about the car felt characterful and friendly, and it soon became synonymous with the British network. The Minor 1000 was introduced for the then-new motorways, and to this day manages to hold its own comfortably. 

The Traveller is arguably the most desirable variant of the Minor 1000. With its fabulous estate bodywork and distinctive wood panelling, these British station wagons still raise plenty of smiles on the road, and still prove highly practical. 

This particular example is notable for its remarkably low mileage of 40,850 miles and a comprehensive restoration that has seen only 1,000 miles of use since. The car's Almond Green exterior and Porcelain Green interior present a charming aesthetic that's loaded with classic English milieu. 

The car's history is well-documented, with records dating back to its first service. It has been meticulously maintained, with regular services and the use of high-quality oil and premium petrol. The car's condition, both mechanically and aesthetically, has let to it much-lauded status at The Warren Classic Car Concours, further demonstrating its appeal.

 
 

The History and Paperwork

  • Registered in 1970
  • The DVLA records 3 previous keepers
  • In current ownership since 2014
  • Restored and maintained by the vendor in his workshop
  • Highly placed at The Warren Classic Car Concours and a much sought after car
  • Remarkably low mileage of 40,850 miles
  • Comprehensive service history from its first service at 125 miles
  • MOT valid until April 2025
  • Comes with a variety of service manuals and parts books, including a BMC Original workshop manual
  • A complete Gasket set and other spares will accompany the car.

 
 

The Condition

  • Underside was restored and treated in 2014
  • Bodywork was fully restored with any corrosion corrected and treated
  • Bodywork appears in smart condition for its age, with no dents or imperfections
  • Paintwork looks in very good order, with a glossy finish
  • Regularly polished to a high standard
  • Chromework is superb and very bright
  • Woodwork and frame inside are in good condition
  • The wooden framework is finished in Coelan
  • Internally, the car is particularly handsome
  • All dials and switches work as they should
  • Carpets appear free from notable defects and were fitted in 2014
  • Headlining was also replaced
  • PVC door cards are original and carry only light patina
  • Rear seat squab has a minor rip though it's hardly detracting to the vehicle
  • No radio installed

 
 

The Mechanics

  • 1,098cc A-Series I4 powerplant
  • Manual transmission with 4 gears
  • All mechanical parts are in good order
  • Brakes, steering and suspension are in fine fettle
  • Equipped with Autolec Electronic ignition system
  • Brakes are fitted with servo assistance
  • Petrol tank has been completely cleaned, rust-protected and slosh sealed
  • Differential back axle oil serviced 2 weeks ago
  • Engine reportedly starts and runs smoothly with a comfortable cruising speed of 55/60mph

 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1970
  • Make Morris
  • Model Minor
  • Colour Green
  • Odometer 40,888 Miles
  • Engine size 1098
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Maldon
  • Location Essex
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
18 bids
  • jo•••• £9,700 03/05/24
  • ca•••• £9,600 03/05/24
  • jo•••• £9,500 03/05/24
  • ca•••• £9,350 03/05/24
  • jo•••• £9,250 03/05/24
  • jo•••• £9,150 03/05/24
  • ca•••• £9,050 03/05/24
  • ga•••• £8,950 03/05/24
  • ca•••• £8,850 03/05/24
  • q4•••• £8,750 02/05/24
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