1950 Morris Minor Tourer

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Many of you will recognize this stunning little Morris as a staple at Fuelfed Coffee & Classics Winnetka. The owner has decided to move it forward to the next steward love and cherish as he has done.

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In the owners words:

In 2011 we purchased this Morris Minor Tourer. This vehicle is the earliest model the “Series Morris Minor Export Model.” The car was widened 4″ at the last moment before production after the bumpers had been produced. To keep costs down, the bumpers were cut in half and a fillet was placed in the open space. This process continued until the end of 1950 when the original supply of bumpers was exhausted.While tens of thousands of these cars were built, there are few left today. The series MM is the rarest Morris Minor model. There are approximately a dozen known 1950 left-hand drive tourers in the world.

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Before we owned our Morris, it was lovingly restored to exacting original standards by Bill and Margaret LeMaster of Oregon who owned the car for 54 years. Before that it was owned by Margaret’s father. It has the original 918cc side valve engine. All the numbers match and the production number is 59,990. The car was built on August 15, 1950 and was exported to the United States, It has a rare factory installed heater.

Since purchasing the car we have replaced the tires with new radials, rebuilt the brakes, installed a new battery (11/19), battery cables, speedo cable, fixed a gas leak in the engine compartment, installed a new gas tank with sending unit, had the petrol gauge rebuilt and added seat belts. The starter and pinion gear have been rebuilt. The worn out ring gear has been replaced. While we were at it, we replaced the clutch assembly. New gaskets were ordered and installed. The car is fun to drive and has won numerous awards at the British Car Show and other places.

$14,000 Let’s talk.

Contact the seller.

 

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