1961 Morris Mini Van For Sale by Auction


Manor Park Classics


1961 Morris Mini Van For Sale by Auction

  • United Kingdom


13th April, 2024 10:00
The April 2024 Auction

1961 Morris Mini Van
Desirable floor start and smooth roof model
Registration: 2593TR
Chassis: M/ AV4-81210
Odometer: 4, 600
Transmission: Manual
MOT: December 2024

Supplied with the original buff logbook
A very early example from just the second year of production
Desirable floor start and smooth roof model
Matching Michelin tyres
UK home market car
Subject to recent restoration
Supplied with a BMC body service part list and Mini workshop manual
Offered with an array of spare parts

Five months after the launch of the "Mini" in August 1959, the British Motor Corporation (BMC) had already launched the first bodywork variant on the market with the Mini-Van in January 1960. Based on a floor assembly extended by 25 cm, the new delivery van offered a generous cargo platform. In order to maximize the utility value, BMC positioned the battery, spare wheel and tank beneath the cargo platform. Designed as a utility vehicle, the van was provided with Spartan equipment. No chrome trims were fitted to the bodywork and the grille characteristic of the van was simply made of stamped sheet metal painted in the colour of the car. Austin and Morris models were only distinguished by their emblem.

This delightful-looking Grey-coloured right-hand drive Mini Van left the Cowley production line in 1961 and is a rare flat-roof example with an opening vent, floor-mounted starter and 'wand' gear lever. Supplied new in January 1961 by Fairway Motors Ltd, Southampton, then sold to its first private owner, Maurice Donaldson Palmer on 16th February 1961. '2593TR' has been extensively restored in recent times and boasts a detailed bay for its 850cc engine and rides on the original specification steel wheels and hubcaps. Currently displaying an unwarranted 4, 600 miles, the Mini is MOT'd until December 2024. Practical, fun classic transport and ideal for today's austere climate.

PLEASE NOTE: The V5c states the ‘Date of First Registration’ as 13/ 01/ 1960, however, the accompanying Buff logbook states it was first registered on 13/ 01/ 1961. The MOT certificates also state that the mileage has stayed at 4, 600 since 2015, indicating an odometer fault.

£12, 000 - £14, 000

Buyer's premium: 15. 00%


Manor Park Classics

Manor Park Classics


Vehicle location

Ikon House, Tudor Road, Manor Park, Runcorn
Get directions

Advert Details

Advert type:
For Sale by Auction
Classic Cars
Reference number:
Listed on:
Mini Van
Seller type:



Selling your Morris?

Advertise to 4 million monthly visitors on Car & Classic

List for free

Similar Morris Mini Vans

Check out our new listings and upcoming auctions by subscribing to our newsletter

By signing up you accept our privacy policy and conditions of purchase