Sold for £2,138
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: HFK 70H
Chassis No: MAW5D1269450
Motor Car Location: North Hertfordshire
Debuting alongside Jaguar's superbly glamorous XK120 at the 1948 London Motor Show, the Morris Minor was somewhat overshadowed. An exceptionally advanced design, the Minor was the brainchild of Sir Alec Issigonis. With a monocoque chassis, independent torsion-bar front suspension, all-round hydraulic drum brakes and rack and pinion steering the model possessed excellent handling. more than 1.6 million were manufactured between 1948 and 1972 in three series: the MM (1948 to 1953), the Series II (1952 to 1956), and the 1000 series (1956 to 1971).
In the 1920s, commanding a 41 per cent market share, Morris Motors of Cowley were the UK's number one car maker. One of the most enduring of our postwar classics has been the Alec Issigonis engineered Morris Minor. The great man's basic concept and straightforward technical layout was spot-on, Minors not only being an economic proposition for the Morris bean counters to sanction their manufacturer, but also because private punters could afford to buy and run them in very large numbers over many years with relatively easy to achieve upgrades.
Manufactured in 1970 and presented in red with black contrasting interior, ‘HFK 70H’ is affectionately known as ‘Harriett’ and was featured in ‘Popular Classics' magazine in both July and August of 1992 and was purchased as a fully restored car in 1996 and has been stored in the owner’s garage since. The odometer currently displays 15,214 miles. The vehicle is offered as a restoration project and comes accompanied with photographic history of the previous restoration with detailed annotations of work completed, both copies of ‘Popular Classics’ magazine the vehicle was featured in, a number of previous MOTs and invoices, a workshop manual.
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