1932 Morris Minor Sliding Head Saloon
Model: Minor Sliding Head Saloon
Registration Number: YWG 771
Chassis Number: SV14007
Engine Number: U14850A
MOT Test Expiry: Exempt
Sold For: £6050
Road Tax Exempt
Lot No: 260
The original Morris Minor arrived in 1928, in direct competition with the phenomenon that was the Austin Seven. The model was equipped with cable brakes, a three speed gearbox and an 847cc, over-head camshaft engine, based on a design by Wolseley, which in 1932 was replaced with a side-valve unit for the final year of the Minor’s production. The petite motor car had a 48” wheelbase chassis and initially had just two body styles – a two door saloon and a four-seat tourer, but during its production up to twelve were offered, including the arrival of a van in 1930.
Proving its reliability, this 1932 Saloon completed the Daffodil Run earlier this year successfully. No problems arose from the trip of around ninety miles, and indeed, the Minor has been a regular entrant in road runs and rallies in the not so distant past. The sound little motor car was the subject of a bare metal repaint in 2013 and we are informed that it remains in lovely condition, with a very good interior. The mechanical aspect of the Minor is reported to have no known faults; at the time as the repaint, it was checked and brought up to standard with the fitting of a new radiator, all new tyres, a new battery and a new clutch. The gearbox was also overhauled and the fuel tank reconditioned. With just five owners throughout its eighty-five year existence, the Indian summer-ready Morris is equipped with a sunroof in working order, adding to the versatile motor car’s many charms.
The file contains some images of the repaint as well as road rally outings, history of the Morris, the V5C registration certificate, the RF60 registration book, some old MOT test certificates, invoices and other documentation.
Auction Date: 7 September 2017