You’ll need to be quick to snap up this Moggy – rebuilt and excellent to drive, this example won’t hang around for long
WHAT’S IT LIKE TO DRIVE?
The responsive steering, slick gear change and free-revving engine mark out this Minor as having been very well rebuilt. There are no misfires and the power delivery is smooth. The steering is direct, with sharp tracking and instant feedback while the drum brakes stop the car cleanly from sensible speeds with very little fuss. The temperature gauge registers a reassuring reading throughout.
This very attractive-looking Minor has undergone extensive body and paint work. Its dark blue coat is unblemished, and there’s lashings of underseal applied underneath to protect against the elements. Although there is evidence of welding at various points the wheelarches don’t conceal any nasty surprises, the sills and windscreen surrounds are solid and the chromework shines without scuff marks. Panels are straight with no dents or bumps to be found, no matter how hard you scrutinise it.
HOW’S THE INTERIOR?
The cabin has new carpets and seats, which are clean and in good condition. Everything works as it should, including the heater. Windows wind up and down with ease and the speedometer and fuel gauge needles hold steady and give accurate readings. There is no evidence of any leaks or damp inside and three-point seatbelts have been sympathetically fitted. The only issue is a lively glovebox lid that has a tendency to unhook from its clip and flop open onto the passenger’s knee.
UNDER THE BONNET
It’s clear this car has been cherished, judging by the clean condition of the engine and its surroundings. The engine looks and sounds free of even the most minor of flaws, with no smoke or worrying noises upon start up. Its engine settles into a gorgeous burble on the first turn of the key. Bulkhead and inner wings have been recently painted and all components appear spotless, with some very new parts nestled in amid the renovated original components. The fuel pump ticks away contentedly with no leaks or cracked pipes to be found – it all looks practically fresh from the factory.
Having recently been refurbished, and with a lovely interior, this superb Moggy would make a superb show companion. With no blemishes or scars on the bodywork, it could be all too easy to buy this example and store it away for the future. But that would be a sin as this Morris Minor is just begging to be driven and enjoyed. It’s worth every penny.