1955 Morris Minor Series 2

Lot: 302

Sold for (£): 3,445
Offered for sale is a 0.8L 1955 Morris Minor S2 manual that has been with the current owner for the last 2 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 92 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A rare 1955 Morris Minor Series 2 803cc 2-door 'split-screen' saloon.  This car has had a recent full restoration from top to bottom and inside and out.

It retains many of its original features and comes with its original registration of 'NAS 481'

In 1952, the Minor line was updated with an Austin-designed 803cc overhead valve A-series engine, replacing the original side-valve unit.

This 60 year old classic has had a full bare metal re-spray and is in remarkable condition for its age.  Whilst this work was being done all the windows were removed and brand new seals fitted.  The driver and passenger side weather strips were replaced along with all door seals.  All the chrome-work is said to be in beautiful condition with both the front and rear bumpers having been fully stripped and restored. The wheels also have been completely stripped and re-done with brand new chrome hub caps.

The interior is described by the vendor as being in 'gorgeous' condition, benefitting from a brand new head-lining, new red carpets and restored front and rear door cards. All the seats are original and still in lovely condition. All the electrics are said to work as they should, including the semaphore indicators.

The engine and engine bay are in fine condition.  During the restoration the engine was removed and cleaned with the bay being re-sprayed.  The engine has been mildly upgraded with a modern carb (but the original carb comes with the car if the new owner wishes to return it to standard).

The vendor says the car drives really well.

 

 

Lot Details

Registration: NAS 481 RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1955 Engine size: 0.8L
Make: Morris Odometer reading (miles):
Model: Minor S2 MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: FBA11372494

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 92 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:
Trim:

Interior

Door-cards: Carpets:
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Dashboard: Boot:

Engine

Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:

Transmission

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Clutch:

Running Gear

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Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:

Remarks

The brake bleed possibly requires a minor tweak as its a little slower under braking that it should be.

Electrics

Minor: Major:

Vehicle History

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history