I am delighted to offer for sale this lovely little 1967 Morris Minor Tourer Convertible. If you’re looking for a very well-sorted, usable example which presents excellently, then this is most likely the car for you! This is a really great example of one of Britain’s favourite cars – charming looks, combined with simple mechanicals, means that the Moggy was a big hit for almost two decades. It’s cheap to insure for everyone (including youngsters – the Morris Minor Owners Club will be able to supply details for a cheap insurance scheme).
The car has valid MOT until November, with no advisories on tests over the last 9 years. Of course, it will become MOT exempt in May due to the new government rules, and is also tax exempt.
As with a lot of Morris Convertibles, the car was originally a saloon but was converted by a professional Morris Minor restoration company in the early 1990s, and is an absolute credit to them. It was converted as per the original cars and, unlike the vast majority, the shell is properly braced and thus the door shut lines remain very good indeed, and shut with a nice ‘thunk’.
Bodily, the car is in really fine fettle. The black paintwork is very good indeed – clearly an expensive professional job with fantastic reflections and a deep sheen. As the paintwork is now over 25 years old, there are some VERY minor imperfections here and there (the odd small scratch and paint chip), but you really have to be looking for them. It’s a true classic car that hasn’t been over-restored and lost its identity and sense of history. The wings etc are all nice and solid (all steel), and spot-welds are still visible where they should be – no filler there! Door and wing bottoms are nice and solid and there is no bubbling around the rear wing beading, etc.
Structurally the car appears to be in very good order, having been subject to the professional restoration. The car has not been undersealed so all of the metalwork is clearly visible, which is nice to see. It’s clearly never been used in the rain, either – it’s nice and clean under there! It’s nice to see a car which does not have ‘patchwork quilt’ repairs and MOT bodges.
The interior is really clean and tidy, and is in good order. It’s nice to see a car that hasn’t been messed around too much! The red seats and door cards are free from rips and tears, and the foams in good order. The dashboard is also very good indeed, and the paint has the same shine as it does on the exterior panels. A radio is fitted.
Mechanically, the engine starts and runs very healthily indeed. The brakes (along with the handbrake) work fine and the wheels lock up happily under heavy braking, just as they should. The gearbox is nice and smooth with no crunches in between gears, and it doesn’t jump out of gear either. The rear axle doesn’t whine. It rides very well and there are no nasty bumps or rattles like you often get with unkempt examples. The engine bay is clean and tidy, and fit for further detailing. It’s nice to see that the restoration also included a complete new wiring loom – something that is often forgotten about and can be the cause for endless issues.
Since the major restoration it’s had lots of money thrown at it – for instance, replacement quarterlight, window and windscreen frames, another new hood (which remains as-new!), a brake rebuild and much, much more. There is a good deal of paperwork outlining the original restoration, and subsequent expenditure.
This is a bargain price for a fantastic car which attracts a great deal of attention wherever it goes. Obviously it’s not a concourse car but it’s in very good order, and I challenge you to find a similar car in this price bracket. To all intents and purposes, this is a healthy, reliable car that could be put into regular use without worry. You will be able to see this when you come to view.
This is a fabulous original car, a genuine Lowlight with just 60,800 miles recorded, with its past owner for over 30 years, still in its original colour and retaining its original upholstery and registration.....