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Mk1 Morris Mini Minor 1961 Barn Find Restoration Project


 Registered 20/2/1961

95% complete and original...

The good points...
It is the rarer basic model with no interior light, no rear pocket lights, fixed rear windows and a recirculating heater.
V5c, Chassis plate and engine number all present, FN number still on inner wing and body number on bulkhead
Mileage 34675 beleived to be genuine has been dry stored since 1983...
Has been undersealed which has saved it, this now needs removing and reapplying, as it is peeling...that said the boot floor feels like it is plastic coated...
Pretty solid with full original boot floor with spare wheel boss and big diameter floor plug
Sills are the original flat foam filled type
Starts runs and drives
Still has single leading shoe front drums ( with new cylinders )
Floor starter button is dated 11/60
Wiper motor is dated 12/60
Has the early shortnecked 7psi radiator with the top hose at the very front dated 10/1960
Has 4 Brass door hinges
The front bumper with open ends is fitted, but needs replating
Radius arms are the steel welded type
All the glass is Triplex marked
Has the Lucas dimple type ignition switch
Has the original Lucas rear lights
The Indicator stalk with the green light is there
Has the Su pump on the rear subframe
Engine and gearbox are sound
Has had new...
  Cunifer full length petrol pipe
  Rear handbrake cables
  Rear wheel cylinders
  Front wheel cylinders
  Clutch slave cylinder
  Front dampers
  A panel and hinge support panel (both heritage panels)

The not so good bits...

Been garaged since 1983, and unfortunately has no paper history, previous owner had nothing.

Needs front floor pans both sides (the ones in are pretty solid , but rough with random patches) and has had 2 of the seat brackets removed and has other brackets on the crossmember (nothing that cant be sorted) does need a flitch panel on the drivers side, as it is is corroded (see photo)

Needs a small patch welding on the very front end of each sill, has a thumbnail size hole in the front windscreen pillar and a cracked bit by the top hinge on the left A panel

The front wings and front panel are not original, personally I would replace them, although they are solid, the drivers side needs welding to the A panel ( the job is unfinished)

The electrics need sorting but it starts and runs really well

Needs full interior including seats, the only 4 parts of the original trim left; are the rear parcel shelf, rear wheel arch covers, and the front bulkhead mat behind the heater and pedals...

There is a patch on the floor by both rear bins and the very front edge of the inner wings, this could be sorted the same time as a new wings. There is a ding in the body above the rear wheel on the right side, it has not broken the paint, and should be an easy fix. Paint wise there is no shortage of rust patches, but only surface rust which when you respray it will sort very easily.

Needs 2 700 type headlights, a bonnet catch, badge and the door handles are pitted also needs 2 window catches for the drivers side

The bottom of the left door needs skinning and a frame grafting in.

Needs the correct bracket on the fuel pump and braided pipes fitting, plug leads and caps need changing and a new metal Vacuum advance pipe

Has no rear bumper

I have tried to cover everything, including the worst bits, but please remember this car is 53 years old...its not perfect and needs work, but will make someone a very good car given some attention,

so its not being given away, its a very reluctant sale, I am highly tempted to keep it for my self.... the reserve is set at £1600

More photos available

     Viewing is recommended and welcome, ring 01282 777868 anytime the car is secure in Whalley near Clitheroe

It will drive, but as it has no MOT it needs to be trailered

Delivery can be arranged to anywhere in UK ask for a price...

Can take Cash cheque and can arrange card payment if that helps

Can supply parts for the restoration if that helps

Listed on Ebay Auction and other places

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  • Manufactured by: Engineered In England

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