Morris Minor traveller
Excellent timber condition
Converted to run on un-leaded fuel, Servo assisted brakes, hazard warning lights, rear mud flaps, front and rear inertia seat belts, 12v socket with cigarette lighter, dual Smith’s style oil + water gauge, heated rear screens, electronic ignition, heater, alternator, fully operational “Semaphore” trafficators, un-used spare wheel, jack, wheel brace + additional scissor jack, off-side / nearside chrome door mirrors, interior light, screen washer.
Clarendon Grey, which is generally in a fairly good, solid condition, with obvious evidence of work having been carried out to improve over the years. Though not perfect, the wings in particular, (which the current lady owner describes as “authentic”) the body carries it’s 61 years of service well.
All the timber work on display is in particularly good order, and again been treated correctly in recent years to protect from the elements. No obvious signs of any deterioration to be seen.
Chassis and underside are in good order, having been fully under-sealed following wax injection to all vulnerable areas. This would be confirmed by having No Advisories on the current MOT Test. All rubber seals appear in good condition, as do wipers and chrome wiper arms.
The remaining chrome work, headlight bezels, front and rear bumpers, bonnet hinges plus adornment, window surrounds and door handles are bright and corrosion free. A very slight amount of surface pitting to be found on top edges of rear bumpers only.
The four original chrome hub-caps are all present, in good condition, and bare the famous pressed “M” motif.
Original Mulberry red leather trim, remains in a lovely condition, with just the correct amount of patination to enhance its character. Complimented by a new set of red floor carpets and original over-mats. There are no nasty splits or cracks.
There is a chrome “swivel” ash-tray mounted below the dashboard, driver and passenger stowage cabinets, plus a very handy, under dash, storage shelf with padded knee-roll for added protection.
The headlining is excellent, as is all side window glass.
The nearside front “loading-seat” can be tilted right forward to gain easier access to the rears, which in turn, tilt forward, to create the cavernous rear loading space. Spare wheel/tyre, jack and wheel brace are stored in section below.
A very welcome addition is the wicked hamper basket, which currently contains a selection of spares.
WHEELS & TYRES
The pressed steel wheels have been treated to a fresh coat of Old English White and look tremendous, all tyres are matching Toyo 310’s size 155R/14 80s with plenty of tread.
SERVICE HISTORY & PROVENANCE
A local, well known car, enthusiastically owned since March 2018.
The current lady owner, purchased the Traveller from a well know specialist and is now only reluctantly selling due to loss of storage space.
Although there is little service history to accompany the Morris, the MOT History reads well, plus there is evidence and invoicing for more recent improvements.
Copies of the British Leyland Morris Minor Workshop Manual, Morris Minor 1000 Drivers Handbook, BLMC Minor 1000 Repairs Handbook by B.C. Macdonald accompany the car, as do several keys.
THE DRIVE & ENGINE
Original 948cc engine mated to updated 1098 spec, 4 speed manual gearbox, pulls wells through all gears, as a recent Test Drive of over 40 miles proved.
The 1000 is a capable vehicle, easily holding its own in modern traffic conditions.
The addition of Servo assisted brakes, with later 1098 spec, 8”inch front brakes and electronic ignition, all combine to provide a very usable and adaptable vehicle.
Could be used and thoroughly enjoyed daily as is, or benefit from further improvement to reach a superior standard.
Every popular, and now reaching a new audience for their Retro-cool, and “Kerb-Appeal”.
This Morris would make a superb family picnic/ away-day travel vehicle.
An early viewing is strongly recommended.