The Subject of a Comprehensive Restoration

1964 Morris Minor 1000 Traveller

Make: Morris
Model: Minor 1000 Traveller
Year: 1964
Registration Number: 730 BRK
Chassis Number: M/AW5/D/1055460
Engine Number: 83485
Transmission: Manual
Steering: Right Hand Drive
Colour: Old English White
MOT Test Expiry: 10 August 2022 / Exempt
Mileage: 45200
Sold For: £15400

Lot No: 232

We love a Morris Minor here at DVCA, and we are not alone. The Minor has become hugely popular in the last decade at least; those who remember the Moggie when it was in production remain steadfast in their loyalty, but the classic model range has also gained a new generation of fans, who appreciate its ‘jelly mould’ classless design, its fuel economy and mechanical dependability, and the Morris Minor Owners’ Club family, which offers fun, forward-thinking and practical support for all owners.

This truly superb Traveller was purchased new by Frank Harding of Sutton. In 1970, ownership passed to Malcolm Corner, also of Surrey, and it remained in his care until the current custodian bought the Minor in 2015 as a restoration project. The motor car had been off the road and in dry storage, albeit surrounded by a good deal of junk, since 1976 and we understand it to have been in very poor order at that point, although having only covered almost 45000 miles since new, the engine apparently needed just a ‘good service’. However, the bodywork did require major restoration and the late husband of the vendor, a retired coachbuilder, carried out much of the work himself, which took eighteen months to complete. All woodwork was replaced to a very high standard, bodywork was renewed where necessary and the Minor was completely and correctly repainted. The tyres, braking system, clutch, exhaust system and suspension were all renewed, as was the complete interior, which was also treated to a new set of carpets. The Minor is upgraded with a formula premium in-line unleaded fuel conversion, and has a (new) alternator. 

The Traveller remains in lovely, difficult to fault condition, and is a marvellous testament to the skill of the vendor’s late husband, who lavished a huge amount of time and money on the motor car.

Contained within the history file are a number of MOT test certificates, including four from the Seventies and the current, together with a 1976 road tax disc, DVLA correspondence, the RF60 registration book, the V5C registration certificate, an inventory of all replacement parts used for the restoration, and several images of the Morris in its unrestored state.

A rare opportunity to purchase a Minor Traveller restored to such a high standard.

Auction Date: 9 June 2022