Random # 20: Morris Minor 1000

This splendid Morris 1000 looks like it may have been restored fairly recently, given its fresh paint and the E-prefix rego plate.  Whoever did it up has trodden a fine line between originality, safety and creature comfort, having fitted radial ply tyres and high-back velour front seats.  The lightly metalicised paint is hugely unlikely to be original, either.  The results are, however, very nice - although they probably wouldn't appeal to the purists!  

Who knows what's lurking beneath the bonnet?  Datsun 1200 and 1400 motors are said to be popular up-grades that improved reliability and driveability, as is fitting similar-sized Corolla engines, but there's nothing to suggest that anything other than an original 1000 powers this car.

Morris Minor fans can find two more examples at:

https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=7165367970551834236#editor/target=post;postID=1909322257585434158;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=4;src=postname (a 1955 Series II);

https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=7165367970551834236#editor/target=post;postID=2214422603185860812;onPublishedMenu=posts;onClosedMenu=posts;postNum=33;src=postname and 

https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=7165367970551834236#editor/target=post;postID=577324446181624170;onPublishedMenu=posts;onClosedMenu=posts;postNum=30;src=postname (an early low-light version).  



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