1968 Mor­ris Mi­nor 1000

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

WHO Vic­tor Groves MILES 78,438 PROVE­NANCE Full re­pair his­tory MODS Mild up­grades HOW MANY LEFT 7952 on road HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD IT? Af­ter a Google search for a Mor­ris Mi­nor, I bought this car in Oc­to­ber 2016 from a Mor­ris Mi­nor spe­cial­ist for £6300. I sub­se­quently spent £4206 on new rear wings and hav­ing the paint­work ti­died up in March this year. The pre­vi­ous owner had sprayed the car a slightly darker blue than orig­i­nal, which is be­lieved to be the Ber­muda Blue that Mi­nor panda cars were painted. Sadly, though, he only re­sprayed the ex­te­rior, which means that he en­gine bay, in­side the boot area and in­te­rior paint­work is still all orig­i­nal Smoke Grey. HOW MUCH HIS­TORY? I have all the his­tory and re­pair bills since 1969, so that prob­a­bly is all of it. The mileage of 78,438 is ver­i­fied to some ex­tent as I have ev­ery MoT cer­tifi­cate since 1986. WHAT’S LEFT TO DO ON IT? The driver’s seat is hav­ing its pad­ding re­placed later this year. I have no cur­rent plans be­yond that, other than to keep her tidy and main­tained prop­erly.

HAS IT BEEN MOD­I­FIED?

Yes, but only in re­versible ways that make the car more drive­able. A brake servo has been fit­ted, along with an al­ter­na­tor and elec­tronic ig­ni­tion. Oh, and a cig­a­rette lighter so I can plug in a satnav and other ac­ces­sories. It also has a larger car­bu­ret­tor which pa­per­work seems to sug­gest is from an Austin Metro 1.3.

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