1932 Morris Minor TourerSOLD

Tourer

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Registration No: GG 6619
Engine No: 15917
CC: 885
Colour: Blue / Black
Trim Colour: Brown
MOT: June 2012

Reference Number 126378

as of 5/17/2011

Overview
Car 1932 Morris Minor Tourer
VIN SV15391 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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Known History

The pre-war Minor was launched to compete with the Austin Seven and was assembled at Morris's Cowley plant from 1929 until 1934, at which time it was replaced by the Morris Eight. The newcomer was ultimately offered in seven guises - five on the standard short wheelbase chassis (6ft 6in) and two on an extended platform (7ft 7in). Two engine types were employed. The earlier and more technically-advanced 847cc OHC unit was fitted to all examples made up to January 1931, at which point an equivalent capacity 19bhp side-valve unit was introduced to power a ú100 Minor and a range of other economy models. A three-speed gearbox was employed until 1933. Suspension was by semi-elliptic leaf springs front and rear and braking by cable-operated drums all round. The model's most successful year was 1932, during which no less than 19,248 of the total 86,318 were built. Even then, the Minor was still outsold by the ubiquitous Austin Seven, production of which continued in one form or another until 1939.

 

The right-hand drive, short wheelbase, side-valve-engined Morris Minor being sold is a two-seat Open Tourer finished in Blue over Black with a Brown interior. It was apparently manufactured on March 23/24 1932 and then dispatched to Morris dealer A&D Fraser of Boswell Street, Glasgow, whose dashboard plaque it wears to this day. The vendor knows little more of the car's history until it was acquired by the previous owner in December 1977, as a pile of distressed parts. It seems the Morris had been dismantled by someone many years previously and stored in three lock-up garages around Leicester. So began a 22-year restoration, and in 1999 the all important MOT was obtained and the Minor won a trophy for being the best car in the Prestatyn classic car show. It was at this point that 'GG 6619' passed into its current hands, where it has been lovingly cared for and entered for many shows around the north west of England. The vendor currently considers it to have "very good" bodywork, engine and interior and "good" paintwork and gearbox. The Morris comes complete with British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate.

 

PLEASE NOTE: This vehicle has an MOT until June 2012.