The evergreen Morris Minor is one of the most versatile and prolific classic vehicles ever made and was pretty much part of Britain’s street furniture throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.
As well as the popular saloon, convertible and Traveller models, the versatile ‘Moggie’ was also sold as a commercial vehicle and offered as either a pickup truck or a panel van, which took the front of the car and mounted it to a bespoke squared off back end.
The van was popular with many customers including Royal Mail, the GPO and the AA, making it a vehicle that stirs up many memories for a great number of people. It was also hugely popular with small businesses, and still is today.
Here's an opportunity to buy your own, a vehicle that would make a brilliant promotional or advertising vehicle for a small business as well as being a genuinely useful classic. Unmolested and largely unrestored, XOG 522J has been fitted with a 1,275cc engine upgrade but remains standard in appearance. It’s the perfect stand-out promotional vehicle for a small business, or a multi-purpose and functional classic for an enthusiastic owner.
THE HISTORY AND PAPERWORK
Original 1971 Morris 1000 van
Full UK V5
Tax and MOT exempt
Mostly original and refurbished rather than restored
Original owners’ handbook
Always garaged during current ownership
Spacious load bay wide enough to take a pallet!
Original red leatherette seats
Matching door cards
Driver’s cabin has lovely, gentle patina that really brings out the van’s charm
Rubber floor mats
Spare wheel and jack
Very smart overall appearance
Repainted in original Trafalgar Blue
Generally very good condition with a few minor scuffs and paint flaws
Great looking van, retaining a decent shine – presents well
Signs of prior welding to door shuts and rear load floor, finished to a good and strong standard
Underside appears solid and is wax protected
White-painted wheels and grille
Good chrome all-round with only minor pitting
All original badges
Door stay catches
1,275cc A-Series upgrade
Starts on the button and idles smoothly
Four-speed manual transmission in good order
Vendor reports that it drives well with no known issues
Tidy on the outside and with a gently worn and utterly charming patina within, here’s a great opportunity for any vintage or retro-themed business to buy a vehicle that really stands out, or for an enthusiast to have a classic they can happily take to shows at weekend and do the tip run with during the week. A multi-function, versatile and hugely characterful icon with bags of appeal, this is a charming example of an all-time British classic in straight, tidy and solid condition.
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1971 Morris Minor Van
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