1970 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible, Fully Restored, Exceptional Condition
- Old English White
- Mileage 11,500
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For sale on behalf of one of our local clients we have a gorgeous example of a fully restored 1970 Morris Minor 1000 model in Old English White with the contrasting attractive red interior. Affectionately known as ‘Hollie-Isabelle’ by her current keeper , this is a reluctant sale due to loss of garage space due to an impending house move. Over recent years the vehicle has undergone a huge amount of high quality restoration work by its last couple of keepers. We would be surprised if there was a better example available.
The Morris features a professional Convertible Conversion by renowned Morris Minor specialist Charles Ware, completed in 2010 along with a comprehensive restoration at a cost in the region of £14500. At the time of the conversion other safety and comfort enhancements were completed including: alternator conversion, a radio fitted in the glove compartment, electric screen cleaner whilst still controlled through the original control, brake servo for safety and also seat belts all round. The engine was rebuilt and the undercarriage and components have all been professionally treated/restored and are free of corrosion. The odometer was reset at this time and it has covered 12,500 miles since, having also been MOT’d annually thereafter.
The roof is finished in the lovely blood red to complement the interior and contrast with the Old English White exterior.
The Moggy has been MOT’d year on year since 2010 even though this is not a legal requirement to make sure that the vehicle was kept safe and roadworthy in excellent condition. Another nice feature is that there is no road tax requirement.
She drives remarkably well, keeping up with the traffic and moving through the gears very smoothly, a real pleasure to ride in. The brake and chassis enhancements (such as the front brake disc conversion, new rear gas shock absorbers, replacement steering bushes and rubber bushes changed with more efficient poly bushes) definately improve the driving experience and make it a very usable classic.
There is substantial documentation of the restoration work, far too much to list here but we can happily share the details to any interested parties upon request. A selection of other maintenance and upgrade highlights to note:
- Electronic ignition conversion in 2018.
- Kick plate renewal to stainless steel.
- HPLS gear oil treatment which improves gear shifting and lowers gearbox noise/stops leaks.
- Replacement ‘spin on’ style oil filter.
- Brake master cylinder enhancement to allow viewing of levels in engine compartment.
- Visual brake reservoir installed for safety in engine compartment with copper pipes.
- Water temperature and oil pressure indicators installed.
- Wheel rims replaced with Genuine Morris Minor Van wheels and installed with Bridgestone Escopia EP25 tyres for increased comfort and increased suitability for UK road use.
It is also worth noting that the car has a Guaranteed Insurance value of £14500 which was agreed in recent years. The annual insurance premium is very reasonable, in the region of £100!
We are a small, family run independent based in Staffordshire and available for pre arranged viewings 7 days a week. A Covid Secure viewing to appreciate the condition and calibre of vehicle are encouraged. If you have any questions regarding the Moggy then we are happy to discuss. Please message us or phone on 01538 807 708.
DISCLAIMER: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the above information but errors may occur due to third party sourcing of detailed manufacturers specifications and servicing records.We therefore we can not be held responsible for the accuracy of these descriptions.
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