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1956 Morris Minor Series II ‘Split Screen’ Four-Door Saloon

1956 Morris Minor Series II ‘Split Screen’ Four-Door Saloon,
Registration Number: 559 GMU,
Chassis Number: FAJ11/402026

A single family-owned car from new, this Minor is finished in grey with a red pinstripe and the condition appears to be good overall. The car was the subject of a comprehensive restoration in 1989 by Charles Ware’s Morris Minor Centre in Bath and the bodywork remains in generally nice fettle. The paint can be considered a good older repaint.

The interior is in older/original deep red leather with matching door cards and the headlining appears to have been replaced at the time of the restoration. Flashing indicators are fitted in addition to the original semaphore trafficators, and a badge bar and driving/spot light combination adorn the front.

Supplied by Stewart & Ardern of Acton in 1956 the little ‘Moggy’, incredibly, has remained in the same family ownership from new.

Paperwork includes the original Instruction Manual in original envelope, the original Morris Maintenance Service Book, RAC and AA ephemera and a large quantity of MoT test certificates dating back to 1965. Other documents include a workshop manual and a quantity of correspondence from the Morris Minor Centre regarding the restoration.

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Sold for £2,800

Condition report

The car has had work done - attached are the work schedules for the car which were carried out in 1980's. The car has been garaged. The car has not been driven for at least 6-8 years. The back left wheel is slightly seized. Please contact us if you would like to view. Images of service and work history added.


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The auction details are as follows:

Auction: Design - Live Online, Tue, 26th Jan 2021



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