1961 Morris Minor 1000 Series III

Oily rag example from local ownership that's seen little recent use; would benefit from some cosmetics; solid basis; alternative seats fitted

Dating from May 1961, this examples hails from the British Motor Corporation era and is a Minor 1000 Series III produced between 1956-1971 and one of a surprising 847,491 produced during this time.

Finished in blue/grey, the car has been with our vendors (husband and wife) for the past seven years but has not seen any use since the Pandemic, the elderly vendor being particularly vulnerable, the car has remained garaged.  Inside, we find the partial fitment of much more modern seats that look to be from a Ford Ka (we think), the driver’s seat is attached, the rear partially fitted and passenger loose. Its not a change we’ve seen before but looks like it could work in this four-door saloon version.

Under the bonnet, we find the familiar 948cc inline-four A-series engine with manual ‘box.  Starting and running of sorts, the car moved about but would clearly benefit from a service, check-over and tune-up.  That aside, the underside looks in good order and has evidently benefitted from some spend there not too long ago.  The bodywork is fair but the paint won’t win any awards, but would work on a ‘use and improve’ or oily rag type basis.

The history file is limited and includes only the V5C revealing 10 former keepers (the previous being the husband to the current wife owner) SORN notification and a few sundry bills for an MOT, new horn plus new ignition and door lock set all in 2017.

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Reg No: JSL558
Chassis Number: M/AS3/901449
Engine Number: 529740
Engine Size: 948CC
Docs: V5C; few sundry bills.

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Estimate: £3,000-3,500

Lot 57

Lot ended

Wednesday 22/06/2022

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

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