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Morris Minor Tourer 1948

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  • Closed: Wed 10 Aug 2011, 9:27 pm
Listing #: 395370366

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Genuine 1948 Morris Minor. Fair condition. Has been restored some years ago. I have been told that it has been made into a convertible (though Tourer is the correct name for the Morris soft top).

Has been stored for 11 years in dry condition. 3 good tyres. Most parts original. Seats and steering column are from a Mini. Engine is from a Marina and smokes but did run fine. A small power assist has been fitted to improve braking.

The very first cars off the production line in 1948 had bumpers that had been cut in two and joined with a strap. Both bumpers on this car are original and have this strap. This was due to Sir Alec Issigonis (designer) making the car 4 inches wider just before it was launched when most body panels had been already made. Some were re-formed but the bumpers were cut in half and joined again to make them 4 inches wider. So this is a genuine 1948 car!!!

Car had a WOF & Rego when parked up. Rego is on hold.

Buyer can have the pick of my extensive spares. I have the original gearbox, but not the engine.

There is a hole in the soft top where a rat has eaten it.

No significant rust.

Has original trafficators (arms with lights on) but these are disabled and flashing indicators are fitted.

I have not attempted to start it, but the engine turns over with the starting handle and some compression can be felt. I was able to roll the car by hand after it had been standing for 11 years. Tyres all still has some pressure.

Comes with starting handle, jack & Drivers handbook and the 1948MM plates.

Has original bakolite indicator switch and inside door handles. Original glass rear light lenses - and I can provide some spares.

Shipping details

  • Buyer must pick-up
  • Seller location: Waitakere City, Auckland, NZ

Payment details

  • NZ bank deposit
  • Cash

About the seller

alanminor (575 575 positive feedback) Address Verified Jan 2013
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Closes: Wed 10 Aug, 9:27 pm. 2011 This auction used auto-extend.