1st March 2019

SOLD 1968 Morris Minor. 1098cc. Maroon. Wonderful original with only 2 owners from new.


Hi, we are Paul Higgs Cars based in New Milton in Hampshire.

We specialise in Classic Minis and also have a broad knowledge and experience of British Classic cars. We always have a selection of Classic Cars available and we pride ourselves on offering a friendly service with objective advice. We also offer full garage services ranging from a service to a full restoration. Our full details can be found on our website and we are always happy to discuss your requirements.

We are very pleased to offer a fantastic original unrestored Morris Minor. This is the first time since 1981 that this Morris has been for sale and I must say its been a real pleasure working on this time warp. Finished in Maroon B with Cherokee red trim this example, registered in 1968 has been here in the New Forest all its life and was supplied by Gates in Brockenhurst and still wears its original metal dealer plaque on the front parcel shelf.
The Morris was kept by its first keeper until 1981 when it was sold to a neighbour who maintained it fastidiously all of its life until this year. Many of these cars have been restored numerous times and worked hard but this example has been loved and cherished and it really shows.

This Morris is accompanied with a wonderful service record, including a hand written record detailing all the work carried with nearly 250 entries and oil and filter changes every 3000 miles which is why this is one the sweetest engines I have ever heard. The BMC maintenance shecdule was certainly adhered to in this case, there is also lots of other receipts and previous tax discs giving this Morris fantastic provenance.

As soon as you sit in this car and start it up you just know your sat in a nice example. Its the nicest one I have driven as it just feels taught and well cared for. The engine is super smooth and the gearbox precise and easy to use as are the brakes. Performance is brisk and out on the open road is where the enjoyment starts, it just feels ready to drive anywhere. It also quickly draws admiration as its just such a genuine looking example.

The interior is also in fantastic original condition and until recently had seat covers on protecting the Cherokee red seats, they are amazingly the original ones as are most of the carpets, a testamant to a cared for life. All of the switch gear is as it left the factory and everything works as it should do including an optional extra rear heated screen.

This Morris also has a very original shell, its been coated all its life with a waxoil in all the cavities which has preserved it very well , this has also been applied in the engine bay and means its super solid. The chrome work is also 90% original and in very good order all around the car. The body has its original factory panel gaps as you can see from the pics. The paintwork also gleams, it has been painted once in its life and is virtually blemish free, this Morris could easily sit on any display stand as its just such a lovely thing but its really going to make you smile when your out on the open road. Its also fully serviced and has nearly a years MOT and is MOT and tax exempt and is ready to be driven away and enjoyed.

Viewings are welcome and I am happy to answer questions you may have either through here or on 07752414395 or 01425 839617 (Paul)

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