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Year: 1971

Morris Minor Panel Van


Stock # NE-1971-17


A beautiful example, imported to the USA in 2003, one of the last built, excellent body in deep blue, very clean mostly redone interior, rebuilt original 1100cc BMC engine, 4 speed semi close ratio `rib case` transmission (better ratios, stronger, and with better synchromesh than early units ), fairly new radials, very good chrome and trim, everything electrical works properly, somewhat cavernous cargo area (at least for a small car), opening rear doors, 3 pt belts, very good wiring, close to spotless engine bay, starts instantly, runs perfectly, drives well (well, for a Morris Minor, that is).

These were state of the art when originally designed and offered to the public in 1947 with hydraulic brakes, rack and pinion steering, torsion bar front suspension, 4 speed transmission, etc. And while the sedans were monocoque (aka `unibody`), the industrial versions, such as this Panel Van, were a separate body/chassis for greater load capacity.

We can see a lot of odds and ends work done.....new brake flex lines, new windshield seal and compression strip, has its spare wheel with a Morris wheel cover, dash board is spotless, even warm and at a low idle the oil pressure light doesn`t flicker on, a new spin on oil filter assembly, even front and rear cameras viewed on the rear view mirror....tap, front, tap again, rear....clearly this car has been maintained and upgraded as necessary. Guessing the last owner put a lot of thought, effort, and money into this car.

A funky around town car that certainly has the capability of 65-70+ mph cruising, IDEAL for a small business to affix their name and logo on the sides, and remarkably....useful. Just in and ready to drive anywhere.

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