From the collection of the late Brinley 'Brin' Edwards. Proceeds to the RSPCA.,1931 Morris Minor Special  Chassis no. 15687A
Lot 1
1931 Morris Minor Special
Registration no. JB 129 Chassis no. 15687A
Sold for £ 8,912 (US$ 11,423) inc. premium

Lot Details
From the collection of the late Brinley 'Brin' Edwards. Proceeds to the RSPCA.,1931 Morris Minor Special  Chassis no. 15687A From the collection of the late Brinley 'Brin' Edwards. Proceeds to the RSPCA.,1931 Morris Minor Special  Chassis no. 15687A
From the collection of the late Brinley 'Brin' Edwards. Proceeds to the RSPCA.
1931 Morris Minor Special
Registration no. JB 129
Chassis no. 15687A
Morris Motors' 1927 acquisition of Wolseley facilitated the production of a light car intended to rival Austin's highly successful Seven: the Minor. Wolseley's 847cc, four-cylinder, overhead-camshaft engine provided the motive power for the new Minor which, with around double the Seven's output, enjoyed markedly superior performance. The simple ladder-type chassis featured cable-operated brakes and a three-speed gearbox with dry clutch. A fabric-bodied saloon and four-seater tourer were offered initially, being joined for 1930 by a steel-panelled saloon and light van. Despite, or perhaps because of, the Minor's advanced specification, sales were disappointing and a cheaper-to-produce sidevalve-engined replacement took over in 1931. Restyled for 1932 with a chromed radiator shell, the new Minor was revamped again for 1934 - its final year of production - gaining synchromesh gears, hydraulic brakes, and hydraulic shock absorbers.

Carrying an attractive two-seater boat-tail body built by the late Peter Goodwin, this Minor 'special' was rebuilt between the 1990s and the early 2000s (Brin had owned the car for over 50 years but never ran it). The transmission and the 850cc Reliant Regal engine were overhauled during the restoration, but the car has not been used since completion and thus is sold strictly as viewed. Accompanying documentation consists of a V5C document and SORN (2015).

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