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1959 Morris Mini Minor

1959 Mini Classic Mini Mini Minor

Condition: Used
Make: Mini
Model: Classic Mini
SubModel: Mini Minor
Year: 1959
Color: Old English White
Drive type: Manual
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: christchurch, canterbury, New Zealand
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Rare chance to purchase a early 1959 Morris Mini Minor. This is the 'large front floor' version shell which is the rare and earlier type. Shell is original with no welding but has significant rust mainly in rear end. The boot floor needs replacing, here is rust to Passenger rear wing / parcel shelf and rear valance. The front half of car is largely fine. Included in sale is a complete rear end off another early mini. I can carefully cut this up and put inside car for oversees buyers. Everything needed to repair back end is there except rear valance. The floors have a few rust holes but I think can be saved, he rear floors are better. Car looks to have been underseal from new. The original front panel is identified by still having the 2 raised squares on slam panel.
The inner mud guards still remain as do many other original 1959 features like;
Original colour is Old English white. Currently car has a coat of primer over it to protect.
riveted back plates on brakeshandbrake cable 'tubes' built onto the original radius arms1959 trumpetslarge front floor wells1959 slam panelsome of the glass is original 59 dated triplexstraight gear leverflat sillsFlat ignition switch panel1959 radius arm shroud covers (different shape)Sep 1959 Wiper motorwinguard washer pump1959 Fuel tank with no drain hole1959 Morris silver faced speedowelded on surround for floor starter switch (only found on early 59s Sep and earlier)No drip rail on roof gutterchrome/plastic trim on pockets is screwed onOriginal 1959 Doors with drain holes out the side
There are probably other bits I can't recall.
The shell needs quite alot of work, ut its original andprecious! With the spare rear end there is not much needed.
The interior have been changed over the years. I do have some fleck door cards and rear cards I can include. No carpet. The engine is a unknown quantity. I have not tried to have it run and so car is a non runner. Handbrake works and car rolls fine though.
Chassis number dates it to Start of Sep 1959 that's when it was sent to NZ for assembly. British Motor Heritage trust has the details of this.
I can trailer it to Lyttlelton Port, hristchurch if required at no extra charge.
I also have a 1959 spec complete engine and gearbox which has never been fitted to a car and is complete. I would look to include it for additional cost.
Please note, 'm a bit new to Ebay. I tried to list in NZ dollars, ut could only do it in US dollars so have priced accordingly in US dollars. Car is priced to sell as I don't have time to restore. Buyer to pay any fees for international money transfer fees like paypal. Thanks