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1970 Morris Minor Traveller 1000

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  • Mileage~26,188 on clock
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine1.1L
  • LocationBrigg


1970 Morris Minor Traveller 1000

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Isaac Wass
Professional Consignor

With a production run of over 20 years and over 1.6M sold, this is an iconic example of British Motoring Heritage.

The Morris Minor was produced between 1948 - 1971 and saw numerous revisions throughout that time. This particular example is a 1970 Traveller 1000, which came from the factory with "Almond Green" paintwork, a 1098cc engine, and the immediately recognisable wooden framed rear end.

This particular example comes to us from ~2.5 year ownership, with just 6 former keepers before. It is a restored example, brought as a project by the vendor, who has put this beautiful bit of British motoring history back on the road. The works include; restored bodywork, replacement engine, new clutch, brakes renewed, upgraded alternator, new radiator and a brand new wiring loom. All of this work leaves this Traveller in beautiful nick and ready for the new custodian to use and enjoy.

This listing was written from information supplied by Isaac after meeting Jim the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

I love restoring classic cars, it keeps me busy, the Traveller was the next project after selling my MGB on Trade Classics 2 years ago.

Jim bought the car in 2021 as a project, supplied with a new but unfitted engine, boxes of spare parts, and of course, his personal drive and determination needed to restore his new project. Included in the paperwork gallery is a list of all new parts fitted during Jim’s restoration, but safe to say he has gone to great lengths to make this a usable and drivable example. The only major alteration Jim has made to the vehicle is swapping out the dynamo for an alternator. Otherwise Jim has gone to great lengths to keep the car to original specification.

As with most motoring enthusiasts, Jim certainly enjoys the journey more than the destination - buying classic cars purely to restore. Coming to the end of this project, Jim is now itching for his next project and as such has trusted Trade Classics again with finding a new owner for his Morris Minor Traveller 1000. He will be happy to answer any questions on the car in the comments section below.

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The classic front end combined with the wooden framed rear, combines to make a truly unique appearance.

Wheels and Tyres

The painted wheels are in decent condition, with no major damage visible in terms of curbing or buckling, however there are some small spots of corrosion present on the wheel faces as pictured. The tyres look to be in good condition, and while old (DOT marked 2002) they do not appear to suffer from any major deterioration.


The bodywork is in good condition, with no major dings or dents to be seen, no misaligned panels, and when speaking with Jim he tells us the chassis did not need to undergone any welding or repairs. Also nice to see is the wooden framework on the rear; in stellar condition with no rotting or visible damage to be seen, save for a small spot repaired by Jim that has been sanded and varnished in keeping with the original finish.

We've highlighted in more detail our observations through our high 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 car is painted in "Almond Green" - an original Morris colour that fits the look and feel of the vehicle perfectly. The paintwork is free from any major defects, however there are a handful of light scratches - it would benefit from a good machine polish to really rejuvenate the otherwise good paintwork, the exterior of the car having been restored by the previous owner.

Again, we have taken high resolution images and videos of the car for you to assess the condition of the bodywork for yourselves. 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 high resolution images and videos of the car, for you to make up your own minds about the condition of the paint.

Glass and Trim

The glass is in good condition for the most part, with no sign of chips or cracks visible on any of the panes. However the drivers side rear window does have some scratches present that would require a new rear window to make perfect. The chrome trim is in good condition too, with no major pitting to be seen either.


The classic dashboard features centre mounted speedometer, painted in Almond Green in combination with a lighter trim.

Seats and Carpets

The seats are in good condition overall, with Jim having replaced the drivers seat cover with a good match. There are some light marks present as you'd expect with the age of the car, but these do not really detract from the appearance of the interior.

The original carpets look to be in similar condition to the rest of the car with no major wear or colour bleaching present.


The dashboard is in fairly good condition too, with no major damage to the painted surface save some light marking.

All switchgear is present and correct and the speedometer is in fully working condition too. The odometer has been replaced however, meaning the mileage reading of 26,188 is not accurate - this is believed to be around ~70,000 miles.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The steering wheel and gear stick present well and show no signs of major damage, just showing age appropriate patina, both look to be the original items.


The 1.1L put out ~48BHP from factory, and the Traveller can get to 70MPH on the motorway making it a very usable classic.

Engine and Gearbox

Jim bought the car with a whole host of spare parts, most notably a replacement engine just waiting to be fitted. As part of his mechanical restoration Jim has fitted this engine along with a brand new clutch assembly.

Since fitting the vehicle has been driven all of 3 miles, however the vehicle starts and drives just fine, as can be seen during our ‘On The Road’ video.

Suspension and Brakes

The car still has its original suspension set up, however Jim has fitted new shock absorbers to ensure the car handles like it should and is a nice drive.

Also reconditioned during his restoration were the brakes, both front and rear, with new shoes fitted along with springs in the rear also.

The Drive

The Morris Minor Traveller is an iconic British classic and is perfect for day trips, weekend breaks, and even as a usable daily driver for a low mileage motorist. The spacious design allows plenty of room for passengers as well as luggage in the rear, all of this combines to create an enjoyable classic motor that is brimming with character.

Electrics and Other

The electrical systems on the car work as expected, a new wiring loom having been fitted as part of the restoration. During his restoration, Jim also fitted new spark plugs, HT leads, and battery, along with swapping out the original dynamo for an alternator.

History and Paperwork

This restored example comes to market from ~2.5 year ownership, fitted with a replacement engine, new clutch, new wiring loom and much more, it's very much ready to be enjoyed by the new owner.

A full list of parts fitted by Jim during his restoration can be found in the paperwork gallery below and any questions regarding the works carried out by Jim can be directed to him in the comments section below, also supplied with the vehicle is a fitted car cover.

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 high 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
09.08.2023 Radiator
03.08.2023 Fuel Pump
04.07.2023 Brake Master Cylinder/Shocks
25.02.2022 Clutch
Key Details
  • ModelMinor Traveller 1000
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date17.03.1998
  • CC1,098
  • Mileage~26,188 on clock
  • ColourAlmond Green
  • Interior ColourGreen
  • Chassis #MAW5D1269609
  • Engine #OV189EH28987
  • RestoredYes
  • MOT ExemptYes
  • Road Tax ExemptYes
  • HPi ClearYes All Clear
  • Former Keepers6
  • Tyre TreadGood
  • Tyre BrandBridgestone/Kumho
  • Tyre AgeDOT Marked 2002
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned~2.5 Years
  • Key FeatureRestored example
  • Auction ID1710

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Adam - Trade Classics

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Hi, sorry I’m a bit confused about the car tax. It says in the listing that the reg date is 17.03.1998 and not 1970 at the car is SORN. Is the car liable for tax or not? Thanks, Keith.


Good evening/morning – I found your traveller on but it said, expressly, that it is a classified ad NOT an auction. But your listing advised going to TRADE CLASSICS for more info and photos. There to my surprise it states that is in an AUCTION that ends in less than 48 hours! I planned to have a mechanic come out an inspect it, but am not sure they can get there in time. Why the complete contradiction? Is it in an AUCTION or not? Many thanks and best wishes. Please telephone me at any hour and leave a message.… Read more »


Can I come and view please… can email address to .I am registered with TC


Hi Jim
Just looking at the traveller and impress with the presentation
Just a couple of query’s is the new engine run in and if success full at the auction how quickly would you want the car picked up
On holiday this coming week


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