Moggy that raised £40k is look­ing for a new home

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

AMor­ris Mi­nor 1000 that trav­elled around the UK rais­ing money for the Marie Curie char­ity is be­ing put up for sale.

The 1963 four-door saloon, used in a month-long char­ity marathon that raised £40,000 for the ter­mi­nal ill­ness char­ity, is for sale via the Mor­ris Mi­nor Own­ers’ Club, priced at £3750.

Said to be in ex­cel­lent con­di­tion, the car has just 87,000 miles on the clock and has a full MoT. It also re­tains its orig­i­nal 7143 HA reg­is­tra­tion num­ber.

‘ We were de­lighted with how much we raised for Marie Curie and this car played a big part in that,’ says MMOC sec­re­tary, Ray Newell.

‘ We feel that it’s time for it to find a new owner, and we want it to go to a good home. We’d like it to be used, yet re­tain its cur­rent orig­i­nal con­di­tion.’

The Mi­nor vis­ited ev­ery MMOC branch dur­ing the marathon in Septem­ber last year as part of the club’s 40th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions, rais­ing funds as it went. A raf­fle also con­trib­uted to the to­tal raised for Marie Curie.

Money from 7143 HA’s sale is go­ing to club funds to help re­cover the costs of pre­par­ing the car and stag­ing the marathon. Nick Larkin ❚

To cel­e­brate its 40th an­niver­sary, the MMOC ar­ranged for 7143 HA to run from John o’Groats to Land’s End to raise funds for the Marie Curie or­gan­i­sa­tion.

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