1965 Morris Mini Minor Saloon Project Registration no. BJC 507C Chassis no. M/A2S4/345101 Engine no. AM-U-H97508
One of the most influential automobiles of all time, the Alec Issigonis-designed Mini debuted in 1959 to universal acclaim. True, there had been numerous front-wheel-drive designs before the Mini's arrival but the transverse engine layout allowed Issigonis to create a trend-setting masterpiece of automotive packaging. Less than two-and-a-half years after its initial conception the Mini was officially launched at the 1959 Motor Show having been shown to the motoring press eight days previously. In due course estate and van versions arrived, larger engines became available, more luxurious Riley and Wolseley models joined the line-up and the sporting Mini Cooper was introduced. The early Mk1 had the 848cc A-Series engine, rubber cone suspension and floor-mounted starter button, the latter two features being replaced by Hydrolastic suspension and key starting respectively in 1964. De Luxe versions preferred by the majority of customers came with bumper over-riders and additional exterior brightwork.
This particular Morris Mini is offered for restoration. The chassis condition is described as average and that of the body and original interior as good. The condition of the transmission and electrics is not known. We are advised that the engine is seized. There are no documents with this Lot, which is sold strictly as viewed.