1962 Morris Minor 1000 5cwt Pick-Up
Model: Minor 1000 5cwt Pick-Up
Registration Number: DBP 162B
Chassis Number: OES1/144091
Steering: Right Hand Drive
MOT Test Expiry: 20 August 2015
Guide Price: £3000 - 4000
Sold For: £3300
Lot No: 272
From 1956 until 1971, the Morris Minor was produced in large numbers both in saloon, convertible, estate car and commercially as a van or pickup truck. With simple mechanics comprising a four cylinder engine and a four speed gearbox, maintenance was easy and petrol consumption at around 40 mpg meant this was indeed a cheap car to run. With an accessible spares back up and the superb Morris Minor Owners’ Club for support, the Minor is as popular today as it was in its heyday, offering practical transportation for every day motoring.
Should a potential new custodian for this Minor 1000 Pick-Up require a concours truck, then this example probably will not suit; however, as a reliable, economical work-horse, then DBP 162B should certainly fit the bill. The solid, dependable all-steel Pick-Up has been used by its current owner for trips to the tip with garden rubbish, as well as transport for a vintage motorcycle. The versatile Minor has clearly been well-maintained, and with reliability in mind, the original chassis has been plated and welded, the exhaust system is stainless steel and the vehicle is fitted with an unleaded cylinder head and the recent addition of radial ply tyres. For safety, the Truck is equipped with inertia reel seatbelts.
The Morris is supplied with a carpet set (to replace the existing rubber mats), together with a history file containing a handbook, invoices, MOT test certificates, the V5 document and the V5C registration certificate.
Auction Date: 9th July 2015
As of the 7th July: The Morris Minor Pick Up was presented for a new MOT test. A fault was found with the handbrake and a refusal certificate is included in the file.