Barely a day goes by when you don’t see a Morris 1000 on the road. They are such a familiar sight that even to a classic enthusiast they barely raise a second glance.
Much of this is down to the original design, which was so good in its day that even 65 years on they can still perform as practical everyday transport. Light steering, miserly fuel consumption and with perfectly adequate performance for most journeys, these have to be the ultimate green machines.
First registered in December 1968, this smart two-door Morris has been in the same family ownership since 1985 with just four keepers in total. Acquired through the Morris Minor Centre in Bath, it was used by the vendor’s wife as her main car until earlier this year.
There are 13 old MOTs in the history file, the oldest of which dates from 1982 by which time it had covered 48,500 miles from new. It’s last MOT, which expired as recently as August of this year, showed that by then it had covered 95,400 miles, a figure which is understood by the vendor to be correct.
In 2010 the driver’s seat was restored with new foam and webbing and the car has been kept in a dry carport and much loved over the last 30 years or so.