NOW SOLD to Bob in Arkansas! Congratulations Bob and family!
This 1960 Morris Minor is something quite special. I’ve owned quite a few of these cars over the years, and this is a particularly sensational example that was the subject of a very high level restoration. Most of these Minors were everyday utility vehicles and now show significant wear. This car, however, was treated to the best of everything during restoration and is far better than when new.
She shines beautifully, and the woodwork is also exceptionally well-restored… the wood and the paint looks brand new. The interior is excellent. The underside is excellent. If you want one of the best, this is your car.
This particular Traveller also has all the right upgrades to make this eye-catching classic into a very usable vehicle that can take-on the modern world. The front brakes have been upgraded to discs, more efficient and powerful replacements for the original front drums. The engine has also been upgraded to a rebuilt 1275 with twin SU HS2 carbs, a great improvement over the original single SU tethered to the 848cc A-series engine that was standard Minor equipment in 1960. Additional reliability upgrades were incorporated into the engine swap, such as Pertronix electronic ignition, K & N lifetime air filters, spin-on oil filter and an alternator (for better charging).
The Datsun 210 five-speed transmission is an impressive upgrade by itself, with a fully synchronized gearset and overdrive fifth gear… this means anyone can drive this car. It drives like any modern five-speed… the non-synchro first gear that came standard on all these Travelers (which can be intimidating for some operators) is eliminated.
When you put all these features together, you have an amazing, superbly restored vehicle that shines beautifully and can win at any car show (in fact, she has already won some impressive awards). Thanks to its mechanical updates, this car can also be driven daily as a classic car that also serves as a small SUV or station wagon, while turning heads everywhere it goes. Ambulance-type rear doors are a fun bonus! Back seat folds down for lots of cargo space ( I have carried my bicycle in ours).
The car is a delight to drive. A massive file of receipts and restoration photos come with the car. This is a special vehicle; they don’t come around very often in this condition! Give us a call if this Morris is the car for you!