1960 Morris Minor 1000
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"It is with great pleasure I share my thoughts on the team at Waimak Classic Cars. It is a rare moment in a person’s life when they can honestly say that someone has gone above and beyond what was expected of them. What a journey it has been to take possession of my beloved 1959 Sunbeam Alpine. From the get-go, Jesmond and Gloria have been truly professional, honest, trustworthy and honorable. They have not only delivered a beautiful car that runs like a dream but have renewed my faith in humanity. It was Jesmond who encouraged me to fly down and view the car, spending an entire day answering my multitude of questions as I gradually gathered the information I needed to be confident about the purchase. There was never any hint of pressure, only gentle assurance that Waimak’s ethos and excellent reputation was a complete reflection of the team’s long-held passion for high quality classic cars. In the background, Gloria efficiently set up the transportation logistics-her emails always prompt, positive and clear. Then what an absolute joy to finally receive the car in mint condition, start it up, and take it on the ultimate road trip-530kms across the Southern Alps under cloudless blue skies. I felt like the luckiest man alive! I would recommend Waimak to anyone who is considering a classic car purchase. You will be in the best and safest hands possible."Stewart, Auckland, New Zealand
As one of the most popular classic British saloons of all time, the much-loved Morris Minor needs little introduction.
This Issigonis-designed marvel is perhaps the most ubiquitous model of its generation; and as the first British car ever to sell more than a million units, it seems that just about everyone of a certain age has at some point travelled inside a Morris Minor.
Despite its age (the Series MM model was first unveiled in 1948), the Minor is still capable of being used on a regular basis, although it’s inevitably the 1956-on Minor 1000 that’s the most practical thanks to its extra power and performance.
ABOUT THIS CAR
- This most popular Minor variant – the four-door saloon – but is unusual for being largely original (paintwork aside) and for having covered just 88605 miles from new, was registered new in New Zealand May 1960 and has had 9 owners since.
- Motor was overhauled circa 900 miles ago by Clyde Motors in Central Otago, New Zealand - also has hardened valves so can run on today’s fuel without the need of any additives.
- This is certainly a very eye-catching example of a late-model Minor saloon, with tidy paintwork.
- The interior of this particular Minor is tidy, with the original pale blue upholstery and door cards being in good condition and the headlining presenting no issues. The carpets are good. The boot area is tidy, and under the bonnet is also presentable.
- Looks like its been well cared for throughout almost sixty years, the Minor obviously drives extremely well. The 1098cc A-series engine is still running in and runs smoothly and seems well up on power, while the original four-speed gearbox still provides wonderfully slick changes. Any Minor is renowned for its precise (rack and pinion) steering, and this example is no exception; the all-drum brakes are also very effective, while the Morris’ independent suspension ensures relatively roll-free cornering.
- Not mint or concours but a nice, tidy Minor that shows no signs of wear in its driving style – and feels as though it has many more years of useful service ahead of it.
Of all the different versions produced throughout the long career of this Issigonis-designed best-seller, the Minor 1000 saloon is the most commonplace – and usually the most affordable, with asking prices well below those of a Traveller, Tourer or commercial version in similar condition. This particular car is a good overall example with few long term owners.
As a Minor to simply jump aboard and enjoy, as well as being presentable enough to take to classic events, it’s a hassle-free option.
Will be sold WOF’d and registered.
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NOTIFICATION AS TO NATURE OF GOODS IN TERMS OF THE CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT 1993
Waimak Classic Cars accepts that the vehicle being sold must be of “acceptable quality” in terms of section 7 of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) having regard to “the nature of the goods”.
Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.
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The Purchaser is encouraged to personally fully inspect the vehicle and/or to have the vehicle inspected, fully assessed and maintained by an experienced classic car mechanic.
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