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Key Information

Lot number
Sale Price
Make & Model
Morris Minor Tourer
FVJ 491D
Engine Size
1,098 cc
Chassis No.
Engine No.
V5C; one old MOT

Full Description

1966 Morris Minor Tourer

Genuine factory built model; older restoration in lovely condition all round; recent repaint and many new parts

First registered in March 1966, this factory-built Morris Minor Tourer has had just four former keepers according to the V5C and has been in the current ownership since 1990, although regrettably it comes to the sale as an indirect result of proceedings in the family law courts.
Although there is precious little history with the car, we are reliably informed that it was fully restored by Minor specialists Charles Ware of Bristol at some point in the not-too-distant past and, as you can see in the photos, it remains in excellent condition today. We are further told that it was repainted about a year ago following a dozen years in storage, other recommissioning work including a reconditioned gearbox, new clutch, all new brakes (servo, master and slave cylinders, pipes, hoses etc), new water pump, new battery plus much else besides.
An old MOT shows that the odometer was reading 3,492 miles in 2008 since when it has covered only 800 miles, the clock currently showing 4,288 miles which may perhaps be the distance it has covered since the restoration was completed. The underside is exceptionally clean and tidy so it has clearly not ventured too far in recent times at least.
Starting promptly and running beautifully as we moved it around for these photos, it has that classic feeling of robust simplicity and spritely performance which has been delighting Moggie owners since the model was first launched over 70 years ago. The fact that so many Minors remain in regular use to this day tells you all you need to know about what a great little car it is.
For more information contact James on 07970 309907 or email