September Sale 2018

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1963 Morris Mini-Minor

Lot No.: 303

Registration: DHJ 941B
Chassis Number: MA2S4209425
Engine Number: 609558
Number of cylinders: 4
CC: 848cc
Year of Manufacture: 1963
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Sold for (£): Unsold

 

  • Early 850 with floor starter finished in Pale Yellow and White. Very sound car justifying a refresh
  • Extensive and expensive (£10,000) interior refurbishment using some fabulous leather and carpets
  • 'Spinneybeck' is the worlds leading supplier of full grain, aniline dyed Italian upholstery leather 
  • Minilite wheels, disc brake conversion, sports mirrors.
  • "The engine and gearbox run perfectly and it starts on the button with no hesitation" 

 

This lovely 1963 Morris Mini-Minor 850 returned from New Zealand in 2017 where it had recently been completely refurbished and had been freshly painted in the 1963 Mini-Cooper colours of Fiesta Yellow with an Old English White roof. The condition of the car was so good when it was first purchased, that the decision was taken to really 'push the boat out' when it came to the refurb. The seats were totally rebuilt and then covered in a Cascia 'Spinneybeck' hide, as were the rear door cards and front door linings. Spinneybeck is the worlds leading supplier of full grain, aniline dyed Italian upholstery leather and hugely expensive. The Black carpet was also very expensive and looks like it might be Cashmere. The 1963 switch panel and the floor-mounted 'Start Button' have been retained, but a Cooper binnacle has been fitted and the font parcel shelf boxed in. All in all, a lovely quality interior. The engine appears to be absolutely standard.

The car sits on four-stud, Minilite-style wheels and has been converted to disc brakes  Externally it has been fitted with Mini-Cooper bumpers. a flip top fuel filler, after-market wing mirrors on alloy brackets, leather bonnet-straps, and clear indicator lenses. We understand that the total account for all this work came to around £10,000

This little yellow mini appears to be in excellent condition all round and according to our vendor "The engine and gearbox run perfectly and it starts on the button with no hesitation" 

The car is a long way from standard, however, it's an absolutely charming little eye-catcher and would sit proudly in any collector's garage.