Morris Minor 1000 (1098cc) 4dr deluxe saloon finished in Snowberry White with a black interior. This car was built close to the end of production and was sold new by The Morris Garages to a lady in Aylesbury in February 1970. The original tax disc holder is still in the car and displays the last disc from 1984. The car was used locally less and less frequently until 1984 although was occasionally taken out for an MOT and maintenance after that. The first MOT was carried out in 1973 and records the mileage at 3,786miles and the last is dated 1991 at 22,084 miles when the car went back into storage. Recently, the car was removed from its garage after a rest of 30 odd years and a thorough re-commissioning of the car has been undertaken. New parts fitted include the fuel tank, pump and lines, a new brake master cylinder and all wheel cylinders, hoses etc, new suspension bushes front and rear, water pump and hoses, and all fresh oils and filters etc. The wheels were shotblasted and refinished in the correct silver shade for a 1970 Minor and then shod with 5 new Bridgestone tyres as the original crossply type were very perished. A new exhaust system was also fitted and the car was passed fit by the MOT station. Since then, the car has been stored again and barely used and the family have taken the difficult decision to offer the car for sale for the first time ever. They hope a new caring owner will be found to look after, appreciate and enjoy the car. The car still belongs to them and is still registered to the original owner. The purchaser will be the second recorded keeper. As the photos show, the car is in very good original condition. It is not immaculate however and does show some blemishes commensurate with its previous use as you would expect. It is a remarkable survivor, largely rust free with all original panels. During the re-commissioning no repairs or respraying were carried out to the upper bodywork and underneath, only 2 small areas of corrosion were discovered. These have been repaired professionally to a high standard. The whole underside was then cleaned off and sprayed with Waxoyl rust preventative. The interior, engine bay and boot area have been cleaned but remain original. There is little sign of wear. The rear seat has probably barely been sat upon and the headlining, which so often lets old cars down, is unmarked.
It is unlikely that there is another Minor for sale with such a history and low mileage so it is difficult to establish a fair value. We feel that around £8,000.00 would be a realistic asking price. This is well below the highest price we have achieved for a Minor 1000 saloon. The car has just passed a new MOT for peace of mind although there is of course no requirement to do so anymore, the car being exempt regarding MOT and road tax payments. We welcome further enquiries and will try to find out any additional information required. Additional photos can be supplied.
£7,995.00 THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENQUIRIES. THIS CAR IS NOW SOLD.