1971 Morris 1300 Mk III Countryman

Rare upmarket Estate version of the popular ADO16 model; 68,000 recorded miles; very smart inside with a few cosmetic jobs on the exterior

The brilliant Issigonis designed 1100/1300 range was streets ahead of most of the competition, offering sure-footed front drive handling and masses of internal space.

The Countryman added yet more versatility, with fold down rear seats offering a load space that would shame most modern SUVs.

This MkIII Countryman dates from 1971 and combines the later 1,275cc engine with touches of 'luxury' along the way - the wooden facia linking to the faux wood trim on the exterior. The seats are very presentable and the whole interior retains a great deal of originality.

As you can see from the images, the exterior is at a stage that needs taking in hand, the sills showing rust as well as the door bottoms, but as yet, a long way from serious.

The odometer reads 68,000 miles which although unsubstantiated is thought to be correct and we have had it running and driving, although the clutch hydraulics have given up the ghost since arrival onsite. An easy fix and indiciative of its recent time in garage storage.

Rare in the extreme, this iconic piece of '70s BL design needs some TLC and a general recommissioning before it provides the reliable, alternative and fun motoring that lurks beneath the Lime Flower exterior.... We can report however that the vendor has already fitted a new battery and four new tyres so they can already be ticked off the list.

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Reg No: WDE107K
Chassis Number: MAW2-72846A
Engine Number: 12H353E-H21519
Engine Size: 1275
Docs: V5C

Estimate: £3,000+

Lot 82

Lot ended

Thursday 18/02/2021

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

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