Morris 8 CWT Minor Van 1968

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Lot No: 41
Year Make Model Mileage ESTIMATED SALE PRICE
1968 Morris 8 CWT Minor Van 19,392 (Not Warranted) £5,000 - £7,000

Description:

1 of 2 cars from teh Millard Estate

In Brief:

  • One of only 86 currently licensed on UK roads
  • Increasingly rare Minor variant
  • Possible Royal Family related backstory
  • Owned by the late Mr Millard since 2008

On the Surface: This is a 1968 Morris 8 CWT Minor Van that is finished in an eye-catching Turquoise/Blue. This vehicl is being sold as part of a deceased estate.

Maintenance & History: Owned by the late Mr. Millard since May 2008, however, specifics regarding maintenance history are not provided. This Morris Minor Van potentially holds a fascinating backstory, as it is believed to have been utilised by the Post Office for delivering mail, supposedly directly to the Royal Family. While there’s no concrete evidence to substantiate this claim, the mere possibility is still very intriguing.

The Model: Built for commercial use, the Morris Minor Van series played a vital role in various businesses. Originally marketed as the Morris Quarter Ton Van and Pick-up, this particular model is an 8cwt version introduced in 1968. Characterised by its separate chassis construction, stiffer rear leaf springs, and lower-ratio differentials, it was designed to withstand the demands of commercial operations. The Minor Van had a production spanning over almost two decades with over 300,000 units produced.

Sale Insight: As an example of the dwindling numbers of Morris Minor Vans still licensed for UK roads, this offering presents a unique opportunity for collectors and enthusiasts. While its precise backstory may not be verifyiable, it is still a very interesting buy.

Lot No. 41
Auction 25th April 2024
Vehicle Make Morris
Vehicle Model 8 CWT Minor Van
Year of Manufacture 1968
Mileage 19,392 (Not Warranted)
Registration JTK595G
Date first Registered 01/09/1968
MOT N/A
Chassis Number MAV5248437
Engine Number UNKNOWN
Estimated Sale Price £5,000 - £7,000

Please note: Current engine and chassis numbers are supplied by HPI. Prospective buyers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the condition of a vehicle and the accuracy of any statement made, be they statements of fact or opinion. All vehicles are sold as seen. If you cannot attend the auction please contact the office for a walk around description over the phone.

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