1969 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible
Model: Minor 1000 Convertible
Registration Number: UJB 3G
Chassis Number: MAT5.1244771M
Engine Number: 363001
Steering: Right Hand Drive
MOT Test Expiry: March 2015
Sold For: £5280
Lot No: 187
Alec Issigonis’s design for a simple means of family transport arrived in 1949 in the shape of the MM series Morris Minor, boasting integral construction, rack and pinion steering and torsion bar independent front suspension, setting new standards in popular motor car handling. By January 1961, one million had left the production line and many survive today, amply catered for by specialist companies throughout the country. Engines grew from an initial 803cc to a dizzy 1098cc, driving through a four speed manual synchromesh gearbox. Performance is by no means sluggish and 40mpg is quite achievable. Various options were available: two and four door saloons, a convertible and commercials in the form of vans and pickups, these having a separate rear chassis.
UJB 5G has convertible coachwork, which, from the chassis number, is believed to be original as opposed to a converted saloon. Presented in smart Old English White with dark red vinyl hood and interior trim, the vendor describes the car as good in all departments with near-new carpets and hood. During this year, the brake wheel cylinders have been replaced, new brake hoses and copper brake pipes have been fitted and the brake shoes renewed. A new battery has been installed with an alternator, and the front screen rubber has been replaced. The previous lady owner kept the car for some thirteen years.
The motor car is offered with V5C registration certificate.