1963 Morris Minor 1000 Traveller
Model: Minor 1000 Traveller
Registration Number: 936 GUU
Chassis Number: M/AWS/D 1027186
MOT Test Expiry: 29 November 2014
Sold For: £4400
Lot No: 288
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. It provides reliable and economical classic motoring, as ideal for family outings as it is for practical, every day transport.
Judging by the contents of the vast history file, this Minor Traveller has had no expense spared on upgrades or maintenance during the current ownership of twenty four years. The custodian purchased the Morris from a marque specialist who had carried out a full restoration, including the replacement of: the timber (which remains in good condition), many of the panels and the interior trim. The Minor was also the subject of a complete respray; all cavities were rustproofed and a new wiring loom was fitted. In 1998, servo-assisted front disc brakes were installed, as was a stainless steel exhaust system, stainless steel sill panels, electronic ignition, a temperature gauge and a front anti-roll bar. An exchange engine was fitted in 2005 which, we understand, is still in good order. Sensibly, the Traveller is equipped with an immobiliser and secret switch.
The aforementioned history includes numerous invoices, MOT test certificates, photographs, old road tax discs, correspondence, the V5 document and the V5C registration certificate. The road tax classification for this motor car is 'historic'.