1971 Morris Minor Van

HIGHLIGHTS


  • Lovely unmolested Minor van
  • 1,275cc engine upgrade
  • Completely original cabin
  • Perfectly promotional vehicle

THE APPEAL


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.

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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

THE INTERIOR


  • Spacious load bay wide enough to take a pallet!
  • Carpeted floor
  • Original red leatherette seats
  • Matching door cards 
  • Smith’s heater
  • Driver’s cabin has lovely, gentle patina that really brings out the van’s charm
  • Rubber floor mats
  • Spare wheel and jack

THE EXTERIOR 


  • 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

THE MECHANICS 


  • 1,275cc A-Series upgrade
  • Starts on the button and idles smoothly
  • Four-speed manual transmission in good order
  • Drum brakes
  • Vendor reports that it drives well with no known issues

SUMMARY


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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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1971
  • Make Morris
  • Model Minor Van
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 5,961 Miles
  • Engine size 1275
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Leytonstone
  • Location London
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
25 bids
  • Sc•••• £7,000 25/11/22
  • Wi•••• £6,900 25/11/22
  • Sc•••• £6,800 25/11/22
  • Wi•••• £6,700 25/11/22
  • Sc•••• £6,600 25/11/22
  • vi•••• £6,500 25/11/22
  • vi•••• £6,400 25/11/22
  • Sc•••• £6,300 25/11/22
  • vi•••• £6,200 25/11/22
  • Sc•••• £6,100 25/11/22

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