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1970 Morris Minor 1000 Traveller

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  • Mileage~86,071 on clock
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine1.1L
  • LocationInnellan


1970 Morris Minor 1000 Traveller

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Colin Bashford
Professional Consigner

The Morris Minor was in production from 1948 to 1971, with over 1.6 million units built in this time - a proper piece of British automotive heritage.

Over the years three different series were manufactured, the Series MM, Series II and 1000 Series. Starting life with a 918cc engine in the Series MM, with 27.5bhp engine, giving ~40 miles per gallon. The Series 1000 was offered with a 948cc and later with a 1,098cc in the Series 1000 V.

This specific car is a late 1000 Traveller built in 1970 with the ~48bhp 1,098cc engine. With its wooden frame at the rear, it is a unique sight on the road and Kevin (the owner) told us this Traveller has been restored by professionals in the past.

The car is finished in a lovely shade of blue and Kevin also told us the car has been undersealed too.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Colin after meeting Kevin the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

Kevin has travelled the length of the country, down to Goodwood Members Meets and Silverstone Classic in the Traveller.

Buying the Traveller after its restoration ~6 years ago Kevin has enjoyed his time with it, taking in various road trips. He told us of times visiting family in the south of England and heading to various events such as Goodwood Revival and Silverstone Classic.

Kevin has decided to sell the Traveller as he hasn't been using it as much as he'd like to and would like someone else to enjoy the car.

Kevin will be happy to answer any questions in the comments below.

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The classic Morris Minor bubble shape at the front with the wooden beams at the rear and in a beautiful shade of blue paint - an original Minor colour.

Wheels and Tyres

The colour coded wheels looked to be in good shape, even the spare on the back had the chrome hub caps too which looked good. If being picky we noticed a slight amount of corrosion around the valves of wheels. The passenger side rear wheel did seem to have a slight flat spot on it which you can see in the photos below.

A full matching set of Bridgestones SF-228s were found on the car, all with a good amount of tread left on them.

Please have a look at the photos and video below to asses the condition of the wheels and tyres for yourself.


The bodywork of this Traveller looked in great condition, a very straight car with panel gaps looking tight too - we think you'd be proud to take it to any show.

We noticed just a couple of small issues, one being the passenger door was protruding a little bit at the bottom when closed, and a bit of light corrosion on the bottom of the doors and lower edge of the bodywork - not thought to be a major issue though.

We've highlighted in more detail our observations through our hi-resolution images and videos, so please take time to look through all the media files for a detailed view at what’s on offer, and for you to assess the condition of the car for yourselves.


The vibrant blue paint looked in great condition too and we didn't notice any swirl marks or scratches in the paint across the car - it looked deep and glossy.

The images are taken from a few different angles to show off the car as you would see it if you were standing there for yourselves. So please take the time to fully assess these hi-resolution images and videos of the car, for you to make up your own minds about the condition of the paint.

Glass and Trim

Glass around the car looked in great condition too, we didn't notice any chips or cracks in any of the glass.

All the windows opened as expected.

The chrome trim looked to be in good condition too, only slight markings could be noticed on the bumpers showing signs of age. The wooden paneling on the rear also looked in great condition with no damage observed.

Please view the photos and video below to review the condition of the glass and trim for yourself.


A classic Morris Minor interior greets you with a simple dashboard, clocks front and centre, with some model Travellers on the dash.

Seats and Carpets

The dark blue seats looked in great condition and we didn't notice any rips or tears in the covering of any seat.

The dark blue carpets looked in great condition too - we only noticed a few stains on the front carpets and from where the front seat rests on the carpet in the rear.

Please take a look at the photos and video below to decide on the condition of the seats and carpets for yourself.


The body coloured dashboard has the speedometer in the centre, with a few switches and choke directly below it. Controls for the heater are also present just underneath.

A very simple dash, and it looked in good condition.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The large, two pronged steering wheel was showing some signs of wear with the stitching at the bottom looking to be slightly loose and some creases on the leather around the wheel - an easy and nice improvement job to do at some point.

The gearstick was looking in good condition, with only slight signs of wear.


The 1.1L engine puts out ~48bhp, the Traveller can get to 70mph on the motorway - so it's a usable road trip classic.

Engine and Gearbox

The engine started first time with no problem and on the road it drove along with no issues either - we didn't notice any unusual noises.

The 5-speed manual gearbox was functioning well on our drive with Kevin, there is no synchro on the gearbox which could take a bit of getting used to, but gears were engaging with no issues.

Please take a look at the cold start video below to see for yourself the performance of the engine and gearbox.

Suspension and Brakes

On our drive the suspension felt good, it was very supple over rough surfaces. We didn't notice any strange noise from the suspension either.

While out on the road we didn't really test the brakes out properly but they did feel good when Kevin was slowing down, there was no squeaking coming from them.

Please take a look at the on the road video below to see how the suspension and brakes performed.

The Drive

Whilst out on our short journey with Kevin, the Traveller felt great, it zipped along with ease, the engine didn't miss a beat. The gearbox had no issues either, gears were going in with ease.

The suspension took whatever the surface threw at it in its stride, without any unwanted noises. The brakes worked well, bringing the car to a halt without a squeak.

To see the car in motion please take a look at the on the road video below.

Electrics and Other

The Traveller didn't have many electrical parts, with wind down windows and no radio.

Kevin told us all the other electrics are working.

History and Paperwork

The Traveller has been refurbished before Kevin bought it and its full of character with the blue paint and wooden panels.

There wasn't much paperwork with this Traveller, the most recent MOT was from 2017, and most recent service was June 2018 where oil, filters and spark plugs were changed as well as all the usual checks, door catches were greased and brakes were checked.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and also actioned a HPi check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our own view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, and as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment on the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bid/s, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
16.06.2018 Service 85,912
28.07.2017 MOT 85,444
05.07.2016 MOT 84,798
01.06.2015 MOT 84,650
Key Details
  • ModelMinor 1000 Traveller
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date21.07.1970
  • CC1,100
  • Mileage86,071 on Clock
  • HistoryLimited
  • ColourBlue
  • Interior ColourDark Blue
  • Chassis #MAW5D1231446M
  • Engine #10MAUH337348
  • Last Service16.06.2018
  • RestoredYes
  • MOT ExemptYes
  • Road Tax ExemptYes
  • HPi ClearYes - all clear
  • Former Keepers6
  • Tyre BrandBridgestone
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Key FeatureCondition
  • Auction ID1027

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I can raise the bid if I want I have Morris cars the car is worth over 8k


I see my comment about Billybehagg1 obviously bumping up the price in the auction has been deleted – strange that


I love the car but am now dubious about this auction.
Billybehagg1 bid £5200 then raised his own bid to £6000.
What is going on !!


The write up says 5 speed gearbox is that a mistake or has it been changed. It also says no synchro is that only on first