1970 Morris Minor 1000 Traveller


  • Charming restored Traveller 
  • Retrimmed interior 
  • Excellent wood frame 
  • Great overall condition 

The Appeal

With its wood-panelled rear end, the Morris Minor Traveller was an icon of the British road scene from the 1950s to the 1970s – and in many ways it still is today. 
Based on the Minor saloon but with a structural timber frame to the rear, the Traveller was an extremely resourceful vehicle in its day and earned its place as one of the nation’s favourite classics. Today it’s one of the most practical classic cars you can buy, as at home earning its keep on dog walks or the tip run as it is at classic car shows. 
This one is a late model 1,098cc Traveller, bought by the vendor’s late father in 2015 and restored from a basket case, with the work being carried out in part by the vendor and his father and also by a local classic car specialist. It was repainted in Glacier White from its original blue and was treated to a complete interior retrim in red leatherette. 
Offered for sale in excellent overall order, it’s a great opportunity to get behind the wheel of a standard example of one of the UK’s best-loved and most instantly recognisable classics.

The History and Paperwork

  • UK V5C in name of vendor 
  • MOT, tax and ULEZ/CAZ exempt 
  • Restored in 2015-16 
  • Used sparingly since 
  • Early history unknown 
  • Dry stored in a heated garage since the vendor’s father’s passing in 2020 

The Condition

  • Repainted in BLMC Glacier White, and still looks very smart 
  • Very good condition with no notable paint flaws or visible corrosion 
  • Welded repairs carried out to the underside including new sills, subsequently wax and underseal protected 
  • Some very minor paint chips and imperfections but nothing of remarkable note 
  • Original wheeltrims and bumpers with gentle patina 
  • Period-style Nankang radial tyres in very good order 
  • Original mascot and badge 
  • Rear wood structure has been repaired where necessary and treated with high quality varnish to retain its structural condition 
  • Red leatherette seats in good order, retrimmed during restoration 
  • Matching red door cards 
  • Beige taupe carpets fitted at time of restoration 
  • Very tidy luggage area with original spare wheel, jack and tool kit 
  • White painted dash and original central speedometer, with aftermarket temperature gauge on lower dash rail 

The Mechanics

  • 1.098cc OHV A-Series engine 
  • Four-speed manual transmission 
  • Original-specification drum brakes 
  • Oversized alloy radiator to aid cooling in traffic 
  • New anodised steel exhaust system front to rear 
  • Reported by the vendor to drive very well, with no known or apparent issues, steady idle and temperature 
  • Eager and responsive through the gears, with a very smooth clutch action 
  • Starts on the button requiring very little choke and even comes with a clothes peg for the full period Morris Minor experience 


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If the seller is registered as a private seller, consumer rights stemming from EU consumer protection law do not apply. Car & Classic’s return policy applies. 
A non-refundable deposit will be payable if you are the winning bidder at auction or if your offer is accepted, refer to FAQs and T&Cs for details. 
This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is, Where Is’ basis and without warranty. A full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase and bidding is highly recommended. Photos and descriptions are for guidance purposes only. 
✓ VAT is included in the buyer's deposit. VAT may or may not be included in the final bid or offer price, as specified in the listing. 
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1972
  • Make Morris
  • Model Traveller
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 26,597 Miles
  • Engine size 1098
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town March
  • Location Cambridgeshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
26 bids
  • br•••• £7,100 25/04/24
  • gr•••• £7,000 25/04/24
  • so•••• £6,600 25/04/24
  • gr•••• £6,500 25/04/24
  • so•••• £6,300 25/04/24
  • sa•••• £6,200 25/04/24
  • br•••• £6,000 25/04/24
  • sa•••• £5,000 24/04/24
  • to•••• £4,900 24/04/24
  • sa•••• £4,750 24/04/24
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