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1971 Morris Minor Traveller

Sold for £7,417

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: EFD341K
Chassis No: MAW5D1291468F

Motor Car Location: Somerset

  • Stage modified and uprated by Chris Street of Opus Engineering to Series IV specification during the late 1990s
  • Oselli 1300cc lead-free engine, Ford 5-speed manual gearbox, Marina back axle, disc front brakes, telescopic shock absorbers etc
  • Lime Flower paintwork and bespoke interior complete with Cobra bucket front seats and a rear bench trimmed in matching fabric

Well known in Morris Minor circles, Chris Street of C.S. Autoclassics (and later the Opus Car Company) did a lot of development work for Charles Ware’s renowned Morris Minor Centre during the 1980s. The idea of an enhanced Morris Minor that could more than hold its own in terms of performance, handling and braking when mixing with modern traffic appealed to many. The Series IV version of Chris Street’s upgrades included a tuned A-series engine, five-speed gearbox, Marina / Ital back axle, disc / drum brakes, wider 13inch wheels and uprated suspension featuring telescopic shock absorbers.

Built for a customer but then bought back by Chris Street, ‘EFD 341K’ boasts an unleaded 1300cc Oselli A-Series engine, Ford five-speed manual gearbox, Marina back axle, disc / drum brakes, wider wheels and telescopic dampers etc. Modified during the late 1990s including the fitting of Cobra bucket front seats and a rear bench trimmed to match, the Traveller has recently been recommissioned following a period of dry storage. The Lime Flower paintwork remains presentable although it is lifting in places at the edges of the roof. The woodwork is smart and the Morris ran well during our recent photography session.

An appealing and very practical classic capable of everyday usage.

 

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