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1961 Morris Minor

Winning Bid:
$13,650

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1961 Morris Minor

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1961 Morris Minor

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1961 Morris Minor

High Bidder:  Greenerwg

Auction Type:  Reserve

Winning Bid: $13,650 (USD)

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Chassis/VIN:

MA2S3L782395

Location:

Houston, Texas

Odometer:

39,390 (Mi)

Lot Number:

12944267

Engine:

1000cc I4

Seller:

Private Party

Transmission:

Manual

Carfax:

Winning Bid: $13,650 (USD)

High Bidder:  Greenerwg

Auction Type:  Reserve

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Chassis/VIN:

MA2S3L782395

Location:

Houston, Texas

Odometer:

39,390 (Mi)

Lot Number:

12944267

Engine:

1000cc I4

Seller:

Private Party

Transmission:

Manual

Carfax:

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Vehicle Story

This 1961 Morris Minor 1000 Series III is a multi-award-winning two-door British saloon powered by a rebuilt 1,000-cc inline-4 paired with a 4-speed manual transmission. This Series III reportedly originated in California when sold new and was relocated to Arizona when its first owner passed away, subsequently spending roughly 33 years in storage until a frame-off restoration was carried out. The current owner has cared for the vehicle for four years, addressing service to the braking system and other mechanical aspects of the vehicle in summer 2021. Finished in British Racing Green over a reupholstered ivory vinyl interior, this Minor is now offered with service records, an owner’s manual, and a clear Texas title in the seller’s name.

The Morris Minor was an economy car that first debuted in 1948 from Morris Motors Limited. Through the following years, engineering and cosmetic changes were applied including the addition of a large wraparound rear windscreen and one-piece curved front windscreen beginning with the Series III in 1956. This Minor from a few years later in 1961 features a southwest-region rust-free body and was subject to restoration and a British Racing Green repaint in 2014, also receiving refinished brightwork at the same time. The exterior offers add-ons including fog lamps, chrome headlight eyebrows, chrome mirrors, a roof rack, and rear mudguards. The seller notes that this vehicle was awarded first-place honors at the Houston All British Car Day in both 2018 and 2019.

Steel 14” wheels with polished covers are wrapped in whitewall tires. The brake cylinders were serviced in June 2021.

The interior is configured with reupholstered ivory vinyl fold-forward bucket seats, color-matched to the door panels, dash, and carpeting. Content also includes a three-spoke banjo steering wheel, wing windows, and lap belts, along with modern added conveniences including a 12-volt outlet, a cell phone holder, and a fold-away cup holder.

Instrumentation includes centrally-located Smiths gauges for an 85-mph speedometer, an inset fuel gauge, an analog clock, and supplementary aftermarket Sunpro gauges below the dash for coolant temperature, voltage, and oil pressure. The five-digit mechanical odometer reads 39k miles, although true mileage on the chassis is unknown.

The numbers-matching 1,000cc Series A inline-4 was rebuilt in 2014 and features Pertronix ignition and an electronic fuel pump. Power is fed to the rear wheels via a 4-speed manual transmission.

Photos showing the underside are available in the carousel.

The sale includes service records, an owner’s manual, and spare parts such as an oil filter and an extra Pertronix module. The seller has provided videos with additional detail.

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Comments & Questions

October 04, 2021
10:58 AM

BID: $13,650

October 04, 2021
10:58 AM
DM

BID: $13,350

October 04, 2021
10:57 AM
Seller

@DM – alara 450/month ...

annexe houston is $275.00/month

October 04, 2021
10:54 AM
DM
Bidder

alara 450/month

October 04, 2021
10:51 AM
Seller

@mike.woodward – There are a couple of places in Houston that specilaise in storing classic cars indoors. They are secure, have staff on site, provide battery tenders to keep the cars ready to go. They also have mechanics on site to provide service if needed, one can use their lifts if you want to do the work oneself. ...

Alara Garage, Carriage Clubhouse.

October 04, 2021
10:47 AM
DM
Bidder

@mike.woodward – There are a couple of places in Houston that specilaise in storing classic cars indoors. They are secure, have staff on site, provide battery tenders to keep the cars ready to go. They also have mechanics on site to provide service if needed, one can use their lifts if you want to do the work oneself. ...

please provide names of a couple of places. This could get very expensive and we have to take that into account I do want the vehecle but have to add storage and transportation to my location plus the % AH gets, it can get ugly after a few months. This is all done on faith that your post is 100% correct, so Please provide names of storage places before bid is over.

October 04, 2021
10:46 AM

This is such a charmer - you have done them all proud! Its odd that so many Minors here are the Woody/Traveler. To me the "trucks" really aren't able to be that - but the car was and remains fully functioning and able to be lovingly run about. I'll use the shipping problems (and cost) to US as part - and that in my family as the Minor(s) was when I was very young so the Herald and forward more memories.

October 04, 2021
10:38 AM
Seller

@DM – Thanks for quick response. I'm trying to see where can I store the car. I'm in deep south Florida and having a hell of a time to get a reliable company to bring it over. As the other gentleman said good companies are booked and no one can so anything until December. I just don't want this to be put on bidding trucking system and getting yahoo bring the vehicle all dinged up. Had terrible experiences with that. Where exactly would you take it for 250/month? Covered place? ...

There are a couple of places in Houston that specilaise in storing classic cars indoors. They are secure, have staff on site, provide battery tenders to keep the cars ready to go. They also have mechanics on site to provide service if needed, one can use their lifts if you want to do the work oneself.

October 04, 2021
10:35 AM
Seller

@CM88 – I love this car. I’m not able to bid by your deadline. However, just in case your sale follows through please contact me if you’re interested. charliemancudo8@gmail.com Good luck with this awesome car ...

Will do. Thanks.

October 04, 2021
10:30 AM

I love this car. I’m not able to bid by your deadline. However, just in case your sale follows through please contact me if you’re interested. charliemancudo8@gmail.com Good luck with this awesome car

October 04, 2021
10:21 AM
DM
Bidder

@mike.woodward – The gearbox is a standard Morris box with no synchro on first gear. It is me not getting the double de-clutch quite right. The box itself is fine. I need to remember how to use a non synchro box, just pull away in second gear. ...

Thanks for quick response. I'm trying to see where can I store the car. I'm in deep south Florida and having a hell of a time to get a reliable company to bring it over. As the other gentleman said good companies are booked and no one can so anything until December. I just don't want this to be put on bidding trucking system and getting yahoo bring the vehicle all dinged up. Had terrible experiences with that. Where exactly would you take it for 250/month? Covered place?

October 04, 2021
10:14 AM
Seller

@DM – second 00:31 and minute 1;21 on video as you shift there is a loud noise. Is that driver induced or are the gears on the box starting to give up? Serious question from bidder ...

The gearbox is a standard Morris box with no synchro on first gear. It is me not getting the double de-clutch quite right. The box itself is fine. I need to remember how to use a non synchro box, just pull away in second gear.

October 04, 2021
10:05 AM
DM
Bidder

second 00:31 and minute 1;21 on video as you shift there is a loud noise. Is that driver induced or are the gears on the box starting to give up? Serious question from bidder

October 04, 2021
09:14 AM

BID: $13,050

October 04, 2021
09:01 AM

BID: $12,750

October 04, 2021
08:27 AM
Seller

@Greenerwg – They don’t answer, goes to VM. How long would you be willing to store the vehicle? My shipper can’t get there until December. ...

Ideally one week. At that time I have another car arriving and do not have space for both. If you want me to keep it until December you would need to pay for it in full at the close of the auction and then pay to have it stored locally here in Houston at an estimated cost of $250.00 per month.

October 04, 2021
08:22 AM
Bidder

@mike.woodward – Just call them on the phone. They pick up right away and help. At least they did for me. In the meantime you can ask questions of me though their app. ...

They don’t answer, goes to VM. How long would you be willing to store the vehicle? My shipper can’t get there until December.

October 04, 2021
08:20 AM
Seller

@Greenerwg – Ive contacted them twice. Once they had another bidder call me. ...

Just call them on the phone. They pick up right away and help. At least they did for me. In the meantime you can ask questions of me though their app.

October 04, 2021
08:15 AM
Bidder

@mike.woodward – I will answer all questions through AutoHunter, per their policy ...

Ive contacted them twice. Once they had another bidder call me.

October 04, 2021
08:14 AM
Seller

@Greenerwg – @MiKe.Woodward. Would like to talk to you about the vehicle. (Redacted) ...

I will answer all questions through AutoHunter, per their policy

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