1971 Morris Minor 1000 Saloon  Chassis no. MAS5D1277689M Engine no. 42829
Lot 321
1971 Morris Minor 1000 Saloon Chassis no. MAS5D1277689M Engine no. 42829
Sold for £3,105 (US$ 5,315) inc. premium
Lot Details
1971 Morris Minor 1000 Saloon
Registration no. FGT 421J
Chassis no. MAS5D1277689M
Engine no. 42829

Footnotes

  • Arguably the fondest regarded of all Britain's post-war saloons, the Alec Issigonis-designed Morris Minor was launched at the 1948 Motor Show. The first new post-war Morris design, the unitary construction Minor boasted torsion bar independent front suspension, rack-and-pinion steering and a four-speed synchromesh gearbox. A pair of two-door models was offered initially: a saloon and a convertible. A four-door saloon appeared in 1950, estates and commercials following later. In 1956 the Minor 1000 with 948cc A-Series engine appeared and in 1962 received a further capacity boost to 1,098cc. Despite the many changes the final Minor remained recognisably the same car as the 1948 original. By the time production ceased in 1971, more than 1.5 million Minors of all types had been sold.
    Acquired by the immediately preceding owner in 2008, this well restored Minor 1000 boasts the rare and desirable convenience of a factory-fitted steel sunroof. The car has been re-sprayed recently and appears generally good in all areas, the interior being exceptionally fine. Sensible upgrades include alternator electrics, front/rear inertia-reel seatbelts and Bridgestone radial tyres. Accompanying documentation includes seven expired MoTs dating back to 1997 when the mileage was recorded as 20,987; the present recorded mileage is circa 46,000, confirming relatively modest use over the last 15 years. Finished in Almond Green with matching vinyl interior, the car is offered with handbook, sundry invoices, current road fund licence, MoT to October 2012 and Swansea V5C.
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