1970 Morris Minor 1000 Rally Car  Chassis no. M/A2S5D1284282M
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1970 Morris Minor 1000 Rally Car
Sold for £ 14,375 (US$ 19,100) inc. premium

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1970 Morris Minor 1000 Rally Car  Chassis no. M/A2S5D1284282M 1970 Morris Minor 1000 Rally Car  Chassis no. M/A2S5D1284282M 1970 Morris Minor 1000 Rally Car  Chassis no. M/A2S5D1284282M 1970 Morris Minor 1000 Rally Car  Chassis no. M/A2S5D1284282M 1970 Morris Minor 1000 Rally Car  Chassis no. M/A2S5D1284282M 1970 Morris Minor 1000 Rally Car  Chassis no. M/A2S5D1284282M 1970 Morris Minor 1000 Rally Car  Chassis no. M/A2S5D1284282M 1970 Morris Minor 1000 Rally Car  Chassis no. M/A2S5D1284282M 1970 Morris Minor 1000 Rally Car  Chassis no. M/A2S5D1284282M 1970 Morris Minor 1000 Rally Car  Chassis no. M/A2S5D1284282M 1970 Morris Minor 1000 Rally Car  Chassis no. M/A2S5D1284282M 1970 Morris Minor 1000 Rally Car  Chassis no. M/A2S5D1284282M 1970 Morris Minor 1000 Rally Car  Chassis no. M/A2S5D1284282M 1970 Morris Minor 1000 Rally Car  Chassis no. M/A2S5D1284282M 1970 Morris Minor 1000 Rally Car  Chassis no. M/A2S5D1284282M 1970 Morris Minor 1000 Rally Car  Chassis no. M/A2S5D1284282M 1970 Morris Minor 1000 Rally Car  Chassis no. M/A2S5D1284282M 1970 Morris Minor 1000 Rally Car  Chassis no. M/A2S5D1284282M 1970 Morris Minor 1000 Rally Car  Chassis no. M/A2S5D1284282M
1970 Morris Minor 1000 Rally Car
Registration no. WOF 690J
Chassis no. M/A2S5D1284282M
*2004 London-to-Sydney Marathon finisher
*Specially built by Trevor Hulks for that event
*Freshly rebuilt 1,275cc engine
*Ready for use

Footnotes

  • 'This "district nurse's" car had its moments in rallying, especially on events where its agility was an advantage. It had a wider-based and better-developed chassis platform than the somewhat lighter Austin A35, but used the same engine.' – Graham Robson 'A-Z of Works Rally Cars'.

    As it happens, the most celebrated of the works Morris Minor rally cars was driven by a woman, Pat Moss, who brought hers – nicknamed 'Grannie' – home in an outstanding 4th place overall and 1st in class in the 1958 RAC Rally. This late example (production ceased in 1971) was built for Joy to compete in the 2004 London-to-Sydney Marathon, the fifth (and so far last) such event. By this time, Joy had been away from competitive hillclimbing for several years, and was keen to return to motor sports, albeit in a quite different discipline.

    'WOF 690J' was constructed by classic-car restorer, the late Trevor Hulks, who would be Joy's co-driver on the arduous near 10,000–mile challenge. Trevor built up the car over an eight-month period in 2003 around a new-old-stock bodyshell, incorporating a roll-cage, twin fuel tanks, and pedal modifications enabling Joy to drive. Other noteworthy features included Morris Marina front disc brakes, a sump guard, re-wired electrics, and fresh paint and chrome, while the 1,275cc engine was built in low-compression specification to accommodate the low-quality fuel likely to be encountered in some of the countries visited.

    Crewed by Joy and Trevor, the Minor completed the London-to-Sydney Marathon without fault, and then successfully completed the Morris Minor Owners Club's Land's End to John O'Groats Rally in 2005. 'WOF 690J' has appeared in Classic & Sports Car magazine (May/June 2004 edition) and has frequently featured in Joy's regular motoring column in the Daily Telegraph. Boasting an engine fully rebuilt by Peter May (it still requires running in), the car is presented in generally very good condition and is ready to resume its rallying career. Joy's pedal modifications have been removed. Accompanying paperwork consist of a V5 registration document and an MoT certificate valid until April 2018.

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  • Please note that this car does not come with a current MoT.
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