£6000 - £6500
1964 MORRIS MINOR SALOON
Registration Number: 589VYD
Chassis Number: MA2S51023641
Recorded Mileage: c. 99,500 miles
Launched at the 1948 Earls Court Motor Show, the Alec Issigonis-designed Morris Minor went on to become one of the most successful British cars of all time with over 1,000,000 units sold by 1961 and production continuing right up until 1971. It was conceived as a vehicle to combine many of the luxuries and conveniences of a good motor car with a price suitable for the working classes. Compared with competitor products throughout the 1950s, it excelled as a roomy vehicle with superior cornering/handling characteristics which continue to delight driving enthusiasts to this day.
The Minor came in several variants including two and four-door saloons, a wood-framed Traveller estate, a panel van and a pick-up. Most glamorous and sought-after of all was the convertible Tourer model which offered top-down motoring at a budget price. All models were gradually but subtly improved over time, gaining a one-piece windscreen, better heating and an engine that grew from a 27bhp 918cc sidevalve unit to a 1098cc ohv unit that produced 47bhp and could propel the car to a top speed of 77mph.
We are delighted to offer this lovely example, finished in the classic Morris colour scheme of Almond Green with matching interior seating and carpeting. The Minor has been extensively restored in the last few years. The comprehensive mechanical overhaul including the fitting of an unleaded cylinder head, new radiator and hoses, a new petrol pump and electronic ignition with an uprated coil. Recently the wheel hub seals have been stripped and replaced, and new rear brake drums fitted, as was a brake servo. This little Minor now starts and stops exceptionally well, with sharp steering and positive handling.
Ready to show or just to take to the open road, this delightful motor car is offered complete with current V5C and a large history file to support the various works completed.