Overall condition: Okay
Number of owners: 11
History: Part service history, with all previous logbooks
First introduced in 1948, the Morris Minor offered early motorists a superb balance of practicality, and economical motoring. With a multitude of variants and body styles produced all the way up to 1971, the Minor had a truly impressive production run and is widely regarded as one of the key vehicles from British automotive history.
Today, the enthusiasm for these classics remains as strong as ever, with buyers constantly on the search for the right example. Presented here before you is a great showcase of the more seldom-seen panel van model, which offered all of the quirks of the saloon, with tremendous practicality.
This Morris Minor van has seen 11 former keepers throughout its time and now offers quite an original specification, with plenty of prior maintenance and history to show. In recent years, the vehicle has been subject to the likes of paintwork, welding & repairs, a new timing chain, and a great deal of significant maintenance. In great running order, this would no doubt make a fantastic weekend toy, a unique daily driver, or even a quirky showpiece for businesses.
Finished in what is arguably the most well-suited colour for a Morris, this van shows off a coat of Almond Green paintwork. Having seen previous repairs and with a few years under its belt now, the paint does show noticeable defects, and various instances of bubbling as pictured. That said, these appear to be common spots on Morris Minors, and would likely be a simple enough task for a skilled individual if desired.
The Almond Green paintwork is accompanied by a set of 14” steel wheels, which are in great condition, with only minor blemishes and stubborn dirt to observe. The wheels are adorned with a set of shiny hubcaps, which whilst showing their age, look brilliant against the paintwork.
It deserves to be noted that exterior trim components such as badging & lights present themselves rather well for the age of the vehicle, with only minor blemishes to note. Chrome components show light pitting, but this may be considered a worthy trade for what is believed to be a mostly original appearance.
Overall, the vehicle makes for a very eye-catching appearance, and will no doubt continue to turn heads wherever it may venture. Whilst signs of corrosion & bubbling are present on the exterior, one could argue that they only add to the charm of this now 52-year-old Morris.
Buyers will be pleased to know that this little Morris Minor fires up and performs brilliantly, with the current keeper happy to report zero known faults. This is likely attributed to the vehicle’s servicing and maintenance history, which shows key repairs, the expected consumables, and major servicing.
Perhaps the most notable in recent years is a new radiator in 2015, a new timing chain in 2017, and new rear leaf springs in 2018. The included paperwork also details the likes of brake cylinders, gaskets, suspension components, oil & filters, and more.
With no known faults to note, this Morris Minor needs nothing to be enjoyed out on the road, and will surely provide hours of characterful motoring along the way.
Upon opening the doors to this quirky Morris Minor, you’re greeted by a tidy interior, which greatly benefits from the current keeper’s re-trimming work. Both front seats are in excellent condition, and reflect absolute minimal use with no concerning defects to observe. Door cards and carpeting throughout the cabin follow suit, although the latter would no doubt be further elevated with a thorough detail.
Contrasting the new seat covers and carpeting, are the likes of the original headlining & sun-visors. Both of which do of course show signs of their age as expected, but are a welcome touch and nod to the vehicle’s past. You’ll also find a new switch panel, and lower-mounted temperature gauge, to the right of the steering column.
Overall, the interior presents itself in great condition for its age, offering a fantastic mixture of original components, re-trimmed pieces, and of course, the signature van practicality. As pictured, there are minor signs of age to note, and various instances of corrosion, but nothing a skilled individual couldn’t seemingly tackle.
As a great deal of these iconic classics appear to have fallen to age over the years, finding well-cared-for examples is becoming increasingly difficult. This Morris Minor van, however, has survived the years, greatly benefitting from the likes of key maintenance, welding & rust repair, and instances of restoration & re-trimming.
Now in great working order, the vehicle presents a fantastic opportunity to secure a rare Morris Minor, that would no doubt make the perfect weekend toy, a quirky workhorse, or even a promotional piece.
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