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1970 MORRIS MINOR TRAVELLER

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This 1970 Morris Minor Traveller is a comprehensively restored example of the classic estate vehicle, which now presents in very good condition. Under the bonnet sits a 1098cc A-series inline-four engine producing around 48bhp, coupled to a four-speed manual transmission. The odometer currently indicates 8,542 miles, though its odometer was changed between 2012 and 2013, when the odometer showed 79,247 miles – meaning the total is believed to be around 88,000 miles.

First registered in 1970, this Minor Traveller has been in the possession of its most recent private owner for one year, with just two previous keepers on the log book. In 2003, the car underwent extensive restoration work carried out by Minor Magic Restoration Centre in Somerset at a cost of over £18,000, and it remains in impressive mechanical and cosmetic condition.

The bodywork of this Morris Minor Traveller is presented in good order, with even panels and flush shut lines. Though the Trafalgar Blue paintwork was resprayed to a high standard in 2003, it now presents with a few minor blemishes around the body, notably near the windscreen. The car’s external ash frame and two-hinged rear doors appear in superb condition, and all of the chrome trim also looks smart. The car rides on period-correct 14-inch Ivory White wheels with polished hubcaps, which are in great shape.

Moving inside, the blue vinyl upholstery covering the seats and door cards presents with the occasional light crease, but otherwise remains in excellent condition. The Trafalgar Blue body colour is extended across the dashboard, and while the vendor has reported a few minor scratches, all of the dashboard controls and electrics work as they should. The car’s two-spoke steering wheel and gear knob present with minimal wear.

The vendor notes the vehicle will come with a fresh service prior to handover to its next owner, and it has required only basic maintenance since the restoration, having covered around 10,000 miles since then.

The most recent MOT test was on 19 May 2020 at 8,382 miles, which resulted in a clean pass with no advisories. The wheels are wrapped with Nankang Econex tyres in correct fitment 155/80/R14, which the vendor reports all remain in good condition, with plenty of miles left in them.

Accompanying the vehicle is a picture book of the restoration work, as well as the corresponding invoices, alongside various maintenance receipts and old tax discs.

This Morris Minor Traveller is a well-restored example of a classic tourer, presented in a handsome colour scheme and now in ‘run in’ condition following its refurbishment. Indeed, the vendor reports that it is “very good, but not too good to use”. The external ash frame of the Traveller model makes this a truly charming British classic that attracts the right sort of attention wherever it goes. It would make a great addition to any collection, and is ready to drive and enjoy as intended.

The description of this auction lot is, to the best of the seller's knowledge, accurate and not misleading. Collecting Cars requests a range of detail about the lot from the seller, and performs a level of due diligence through HPI checks and MOT history where available. However, bidders must satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of the description, and conduct any research they feel is necessary before committing to a bid. Please see our Terms and Conditions for full details.

All UK-registered cars and motorbikes on Collecting Cars are run through an online HPI check. This vehicle shows no insurance database markers for damage or theft, and has no finance owing.

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