Page 49. 1962 Morris Minor 2 Door de Luxe – ‘Petunia’ – SOLD £975

1962 Morris Minor 2 Door de Luxe – Egg-Shell Blue with 2-tone Blue and Cream Interior

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– SOLD

‘PETUNIA’

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This has been my partner’s car for many years. She used it daily for local commuting and is still in love with Petunia. But since we’ve had a baby, I had to buy her a modern car and she hasn’t had time to drive Petunia since. She’d like me to garage the Morris for a few years so she can return to it when our daughter is older; but since she has now convinced me to sell most of my vintage collection, her ‘vintage collection’ (ie Petunia) will have to go too!

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We have a lot of early history with Petunia, including the original Morris Warranty.

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As well as handbooks, various MOTs and lots of receipts from the past 25 years, there is a detailed analysis of the car’s condition dated 1983, and records of its restoration. At that time, the engine had done 63,000 miles and was removed by the Morris Minor Centre in Bath and replaced with a new engine. The current mileage is 17150 miles. So the car’s total mileage from new would be under 85,000 miles. This mileage appears genuine, judging from the condition of the interior.

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The interior is in excellent condition, and the egg-shell blue with matching 2-tone blue and cream interior is considered to be the best of the Minor’s available colours schemes.

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The mechanical condition of the car is also excellent. In the past 3 or 4 years it has had a new clutch, dynamo, battery, carpets, and its brakes have been renewed. This being my partner’s car, any time a job needed doing I’ve had it done regardless of cost.

However, as she used the Minor regularly and it was always parked outside, I never bothered to do the bodywork. That now needs attention. With Petunia’s history, excellent interior and mechanicals, this Minor is a fine candidate for finishing off, ie new wings, rear bumper and a respray. I considered having it done, but it obviously makes more sense for the new purchaser to have that option and to be able to buy Petunia at a cheaper price accordingly.

…Of course, there’s nothing wrong with the bodywork structurally, it’s just starting to get a bit scruffy. If you don’t mind a slightly scruffy exterior, there’s no need to do anything at all to Petunia before putting her into loyal service.

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MOT is until 13th June 2008 and she’s currently taxed (tax is free).

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MORRIS MINOR BROCHURES AND ADVERTISING MATERIAL IS AMONG THE BEST I’VE COME ACROSS:
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Published on February 16, 2008 at 4:58 pm  Leave a Comment  

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