Lot C545


1967 Morris Minor Traveller
Reg. no.
Chassis no. MAW.5D.118783O.M.
Engine no. 10.MAUH.264463
The launch of the much-improved Series II Minor in 1952 also saw the introduction of perhaps the most famous of all the Minor’s variants, the Traveller estate. Its most immediately obvious feature was the wooden frame of the rear section; this is not just for decoration and forms the main structure of the rear of the car. In this regard, the Minor Traveller was one of the last cars to use this once-common method for building an estate body. A practical car that could seat four comfortably, and swallow a large amount of luggage, particularly with the rear seats folded down, it was the perfect vehicle for many families in the 1950s and 60s. Improved again in 1956 with the launch of the 1000, with the larger 948cc A-Series engine, the Minor was now a spritely performer for a car in its class, the increased power complementing the excellent handling it had had from the start. In 1962, the engine size was increased to 1098cc, and this would power the car until the end of production in 1971.
This 1961 Traveller would have originally been a 948cc model but has been upgraded at some point with a 1098 engine – not an uncommon conversion, and one that enables a Minor to still keep pace with modern traffic. This car was bought by the vendor in 2013 at a classic car event, after he was attracted by its pretty appearance and good all-round condition. It remains in generally good condition, and has seen regular use in the current ownership, attending classic events in Wales and Ireland, often alongside the owner’s MGs, the Traveller’s practicality allowing more family members to join in the fun. This attractive example of an iconic British classic will require attention to the brakes, and will need to be fully recommissioned following a period of storage. It is offered with a V5C.

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