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The post-war Morris Minor, one of Alec Issigonis’s first masterpieces, became nearly as iconic during its 23 years of production as its ostensible successor and sister icon, the Mini. Released in 1948, it used unitary construction and torsion bar front suspension, although some other novel features, like a flat four engine, never reached production.
Exports to the United States began in 1949, which required raising the headlamps from their position in the grille in order to meet local legislation. This change was soon adopted across the board. Initially the line included both two- and four-door saloons, and a jaunty little tourer which commanded about a third of the market.
After Morris merged with Austin to form the British Motor Corporation (BMC), a Series II Minor was introduced in 1952 with the 803 cc overhead valve Austin A-series engine from the A30. A ‘Traveller’ estate car, a van and a pickup were introduced at this time, built on a separate chassis frame.
This early example of the series 2 quarter-ton van was built in 1954 and has since had large amounts spent on it to maintain it and bring it up to standard as it presents itself now.
The body is straight and paint generally very good with only a couple of small areas that could be improved upon, but no sign of rust. Mechanically it runs and drives well. It is currently fitted with a 1098cc engine (1100) producing far more power than the original engine would have.
The current owner acquired the vehicle in 2008 and has had the van sign written with his company logo and details, this can be painted or printed over to have new branding applied. It has had little use in recent years and has been laid up in storage with a recent mechanical recommissioning once bringing it out of storage.
The seats have also been re-upholstered with an original material and they look fantastic.
There is not a huge amount of paperwork available with the vehicle unfortunately but is a nice honest little van that can be used for promotional purposes or merely a little friendly family van.
If you have any questions or are interested to view the vehicle please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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This car hasn't been used a great deal and therefore isn't routinely serviced as you would a 'daily driver'. It has been well maintained and never fails to start. It could perhaps do with some fine tuning to run as well as possible but it does start, run and drive.
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