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Lot 379: Morris Minor 1000 Traveller Estate

The Beaulieu Sale, Bonhams (7 September 2013)

The Traveller estate version of Alec Issigonis' outstandingly successful Minor first appeared in 1953. By this time the Minor was in Series II form with an 803cc overhead-valve A-Series engine in place of the original 918cc sidevalve unit. In 1956 the Minor 1000 featuring an enlarged (948cc) engine and an improved gearbox appeared, the newcomer being readily distinguishable from the preceding 'split screen' model by virtue of its one-piece curved windscreen. There was a further capacity increase (to 1,098cc) in 1962 and from then on the Minor remained virtually unchanged until the last model - a Traveller - rolled off the production line in April 1971. The practical and stylish Traveller remained popular right to the end, and today the model enjoys an affectionate and enthusiastic following. This Minor 1000 Traveller benefits from the installation of a reconditioned Gold Seal engine, while other noteworthy features include inertia reel seat belts and flashing indicators (the original semaphore arms have been retained). Described as in sound, tidy condition, 'OVS 492' is said to be very reliable and to drive well. The car is offered with current road fund licence, MoT to July 2014 and Swansea V5 registration document. A quantity of spare parts is included in the sale.

Lot Details
Auction The Beaulieu Sale
Bonhams, Hampshire, UK
Lot Number379
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£2500
Hammer Price (inc premium)£2875
Condition rating2
Registration numberOVS 492
Chassis numberM/AW3-849607
Engine number9M-U-H464312
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors