EXCEPTIONALLY ORIGINAL & WELL PRESERVED
ODOMETER READS 17,900 MILES!
RENOWNED DESIGN LANDMARK BY ALEC ISSIGONIS
RETAINING ORIGINAL GREY PAINT AND WOODWORK
48 BHP 1.1L 4-CYLINDER/4-SPEED MANUAL GEARBOX
PRACTICAL & CHARISMATIC POSTWAR BRITISH ICON
READY TO OWN, COLLECT & ENJOY
The Nuffield Organization, which built Morris cars, was one of Britain's leading manufacturers following WW II and while production of the prewar Eight and Ten continued, the all-new Minor and Oxford debuted in late 1948. A low-priced car offering many features of higher-priced automobiles, the Minor mobilized the British population, much as VW's Beetle put postwar Germany on wheels. Some 1.5 million Minors were built by the time production ceased in 1971. The Minor was designed by British automotive legend Alec (later Sir Alec) Issigonis, who went on to greater fame for the wildly popular Mini.
The Minor was refined and improved over its lengthy production run and continued to impress the motoring press, with Auto Sport Review
describing it as "one of the easiest-handling, best-cornering, most convenient small cars on the market." In 1956, Motor Trend
described the Minor's engine as a "happy sounding little buzz bomb" and the overall package as "one of the best buys in the growing small car fieldas easy and delightful to drive as it is economical to operate and maintain."
The Traveller Estate Wagon, with its ample glass area, handsome varnished Ash external body framing, and practical side-hinged rear doors, joined the Minor model range in 1954. This exceptionally original right-hand drive example from 1957 features a highly pleasing patina and retains the original Grey paint finish and wooden bodywork and showing 17,900 miles. Power is delivered by a 1,098cc OHV inline 4-cylinder engine and 4-speed manual transmission and stopping power is provided by Lockheed 4-wheel hydraulic drum brakes.
The Traveller's versatile Beige and Red 2-tone interior includes front bucket seats, an 80-mph speedometer, a rear bench seat, and roomy cargo compartment. Complete bright trim, full wheel covers, and period style Blackwall tires compete the exterior. An interesting additional feature is the British dealer sticker affixed to a rear window. Chic, cheeky, and exceptionally well preserved, this highly original 1965 Morris Minor 1000 Traveller Estate Wagon is a great example of the immensely successful Minor. Be sure to contact us today to see it for yourself, obtain full details, and get ready to add this wonderful British Woodie to your collection.