Pristine Morris Minor that hasn’t been driven in 47 YEARS is set to go under the hammer with only 190 MILES on the clock
A classic Morris Minor is going under the hammer with just 190 miles on the clock – after not being driven for a whopping 47 YEARS.
The distinctive brown-coloured vintage motor is in pristine condition after spending all of its life tucked away in a garage.
Bought for £656 in July 1968, when the Rolling Stones topped the charts with Jumping Jack Flash and a gallon of petrol cost just 30 pence, the Minor is expected to fetch between £7,000 and £10,000.
Its owner, so worried that his pride and joy would be damaged, kept the car away from the road, opting to drive around in a Morris Traveller instead.
But the Morris Minor enthusiast, who has not been named, didn’t leave the vehicle to just collect dust, carefully looking after it to ensure even the tyres are still in top-condition.
Some 1.3m Minors were manufactured between 1948 and 1972, but with a fairly sluggish top speed on 62mph, the Minor was more about practicality than pizazz.
It became a favourite among schoolteachers, nurses and members of the clergy, and still has a large fanbase to this day, with interest in this unique model coming from as far as New Zealand
The Morris Minor, which was kept in a garage in Harrogate, North Yorks., will go on sale on Wednesday at CW Harrison auction rooms, Ossett, West Yorks., on Wednesday.