6th January 2023

SOLD 1966 Morris Mini Minor MK1. 850cc. Tweed Grey. Tartan Trim. Matching numbers. Only 2 owners. Wonderful.


We are very pleased to offer a wonderful 1966 Morris Mini Minor MK1. Finished in very period Tweed grey with a fantastic Tartan red interior. This matching numbers example benefits from a recent sympathetic restoration but still retains all of its unique Mk1 charm. Registered new in June 1966 and supplied by Wellsteeds of Newport in Gwent, amazingly it has only had two owners in its 57 year life. It is accompanied with a supporting heritage certificate and folder detailing recent new parts. Many Mk1 Minis get be over restored in my opinion and as a result they do not get driven and enjoyed enough, this example can easily be shown but it is also ready to be driven and enjoyed.

On the road it is a delight to drive. The original 850cc engine holds strong oil pressure and the gearbox is very smooth through the magic wand gearstick. It benefits from being thoroughly worked through front to back and it feels that way on the road, taught and precise with excellent road holding thanks to four new Falken tyres. the brakes are also very responsive. This is an easy and fun car to drive and it offers the unique MK1 Mini pure driving experience. The original Hydrolastic suspension provides a very comfortable ride on any road surface. Performance is brisk and it can easily keep up with modern cars on the twisty stuff, a tribute to this cars fantastic design.

The interior is beautifully presented and it has all been replaced with Newton Commercial front and rear seats, door cards, carpets and roof liner. It has the 3 clock centre dash, switch extensions, gear stick extension and the original steering wheel. This model also benefits from twin sun visors and a very effective heater. It also has inertia reel seatbelts and a period Lucas reverse light. The whole interior is unmarked with a high quality finish and it really contrasts against the Tweed grey.

The Mini has a fantastic shell which is largely original. It has body coloured floor pans with the build tag still present on the drivers floor pan and front panel. It has the correct fluted sills and solid boot floor and subframes. The Chrome work has all been re finished and it also has a period set of Tex mirrors on the front wings that are actually very useful. The paintwork is very well presented and the wheels have also been powder coated and finished in cream. The engine bay is very well presented, nicely detailed and also has a new wiring loom. This is a good looking Mini that gets lots of deserved attention and is a pleasure to drive.

The Mini is fully serviced, checked and driven and has full MOT so is ready to go and be driven and enjoyed. It is also MOT and Tax exempt.

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

Further images and a walk round Video are also available and we also offer a delivery service.

We are constantly preparing Classic Minis for sale so please get in touch with your requirements as we are always happy to help.



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