1956 Morris Minor 1000 Traveller
|Performance:||4 cylinder, 948 cc, SU Carburetors|
|Transmission:||Manual 4-speed gearbox|
|Color interior:||Dark Green|
|Wheels:||Steel Wheels with hubcaps|
(SOLD) The Wagon Traveller is one of the rarest and most desirable models produced. This Minor has been restored and is in very good condition. It has wonderful wood accents, and it is most affectionately called a “woody wagon”. The green vinyl interior offers bucket seats in front with a folding rear bench. The engine compartment is particularly tidy with the Morris four-cylinder engine prominently presented. The attention to detail in every area of this wagon is apparent with all glass, trim and components well finished and ready for show. This Minor was part of large collection kept in a climate controlled environment. Very functional passenger vehicle great for showing and driving. An affordable classic car.
The Morris Minor is a British economy car that debuted at the Earls Court Motor Show, London, on 20 September 1948. Initially available as a two-door saloon and tourer (convertible), the range was subsequently expanded to include a four-door saloon in 1950, a wood-framed estate (the Traveller) from 1952 and panel van and pick-up truck variants from 1953. Sir Alec Issigonis' concept was to combine the luxury and convenience of a good motor car at a price affordable by the working classes. The Minor was a roomy vehicle with superior cornering and handling characteristics. The car was updated in 1956 when the engine was increased in capacity to 948 cc (57.9 cu in). The two-piece split windscreen was replaced with a curved one-piece one and the rear window was enlarged. Today the Morris Minor and 1000 are among the best-served classic family-sized cars in the old vehicle movement and continue to gain popularity. In addition to more powerful engines, desirable improvements necessitated by the increase in traffic density since the Minor was withdrawn from volume production include the replacement of the original equipment drum brakes with discs.