1956 Morris Minor Traveller


  • Rare split screen Series II Traveller
  • Ash frame appears to be very solid
  • Upgraded to 948cc engine 

The Appeal

Morris Minors are affectionately regarded by anyone who remembers learning to drive in one or spent lazy Sunday afternoons bumbling around the countryside to the tune of the unmistakable A-series burble. And particularly desirable among the many variants of Minor are the early Travellers, with two-piece windscreens. These cars are attractive and very rare. 

This particular example has previously been restored and is now presented for sale in very good order throughout. The ash framed rear section of the body is very smartly polished and appears to be in good condition. Similarly the grey paintwork retains a deep shine, and the interior upholstery has been renewed. 

So if you’re looking for an unusual yet still very practical classic, then this Series II Traveller will be sure to attract plenty of interest at shows and on the road, especially as it has been fitted with a more powerful 948cc engine to give it a little more grunt. 

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered in January 1956
  • Road Tax and MOT exempt 
  • MOT valid until May 2024
  • Purchased by the current owner in January 2021 as a fully restored car, having been overhauled by West Riding Classic Cars
  • Desirable split screen with slatted grille
  • UK V5C 
  • Four former keepers
  • Two sets of keys
  • The V5 states that the engine has been upgraded to 950cc

The Interior

  • Beautifully restored original interior
  • Red vinyl upholstery in excellent condition
  • Early dashboard with Lucas pull switches 
  • Central speedometer 
  • Marbled steering wheel
  • Open glove boxes
  • The carpets have been replaced and remain very well presented 
  • Headlining clean and secure
  • The rear load bay is well proportioned
  • Full size spare wheel under boot floor 

The Exterior 

  • The Traveller body shape is both attractive and practical 
  • Ash-framed rear half, with side-hinged rear doors
  • The wood appears to be in very good condition, having previously been replaced
  • Grey paintwork looking very smart throughout
  • Just a couple of blemishes, one on the front off-side wing and a chipped area of chrome on the front windscreen surround
  • The chrome is generally well polished and presentable
  • Underneath there is a little surface corrosion to be found 
  • The only MOT advisory is for a worn rear tyre, which the vendor informs us is being replaced
  • Some of the tyres look a little perished 
  • Colour-matched grey steel wheels with highly polished chrome hubcaps
  • The sun visor above the split windscreen is a great accessory 

The Mechanics 

  • 948cc A-series engine
  • Upgraded from its original 803cc engine
  • Four-speed smooth-case gearbox
  • The wiring loom appears to have been replaced 
  • The vendor informs us that the car starts easily and runs well
  • There are no MOT advisories, other than one worn tyre
  • The exhaust looks like a recent replacement
  • This once-ubiquitous engine remains easy to service, with excellent parts availability


This Morris ticks plenty of ‘reasons to buy this car’ boxes: it’s rare, practical, attractive, and has an upgraded engine. What else could you possibly need? 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1956
  • Make Morris
  • Model Minor Traveller
  • Colour Grey & Wood
  • Odometer 60,321 Miles
  • Engine size 948
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Bures
  • Location Essex
  • Country United Kingdom

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