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This new arrival means the Shite Station Wagon will be up for sale, as I don't have room for them all.

Bah. I was hoping you'd be opening up a Morris museum.

 

I've been looking a Minors but came to the same conclusion you had. Generally mildly interesting but a lot of money for what they are.

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oh how sweeeeet,

 

a moggie traveller!

 

cute, practical, and come may 2018, mot exempt.

 

not that i agree with doing away with mot requirements, but i don't make the rules.

 

what condition is the wood in? it looks very dark in the pictures above, though that could be the lighting of the pictures, or the wood could have been stained at some point?

 

i like minors, ok they cost alot to  buy in good nick, but they are charming, friendly little cars. not very quick i grant you but lovely little things nevertheless.

 

they always make me smile when i see one on the road.

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Excellent! :-)

 

Some years ago Six-Cylinder and I had a pale blue Moggie Traveller, that he got from his then place of work, which had taken it in part exchange for a new car. I used it for commuting to the station and it was lots of fun, had great character and was very practical. It ended up with something stripped/broken in the gearbox that left it with 1st, 4th and reverse gears only, but we still used it as a removal van when moving house. It swallowed up a spare 'E' Type engine, a washing machine and all the dining room furniture (not all at the same time, obvs). IIRC the front passenger seat folded up and over to give more room inside for longer loads.

 

Six-Cylinder reckoned it was odd but still perfectly feasible to rev to the limit in 1st then chug along in 4th until due roadspeed had been achieved for a smooth ride. We drove it around like that for some time, until it was swapped for restoration work to get our 2L Mk2 Bond Equipe convertible back on the road. That was a pleasant car too and the first of the three Bond Equipes in our household, but I wish we had paid cash for the work and hung onto the Morris! I would like another one someday.

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Bah. I was hoping you'd be opening up a Morris museum.

 

I've been looking a Minors but came to the same conclusion you had. Generally mildly interesting but a lot of money for what they are.

 

Yes, they are a bit yawn boring due to their ubiquity and simplicity, but the trouble is, if you've had one you'll want another, as the handling is so much fun and they really are addictive. There are still bargains to be had. A 2 door would be the best for regular use for ~£1000 a decent one.

 

oh how sweeeeet,

 

a moggie traveller!

 

cute, practical, and come may 2018, mot exempt.

 

not that i agree with doing away with mot requirements, but i don't make the rules.

 

what condition is the wood in? it looks very dark in the pictures above, though that could be the lighting of the pictures, or the wood could have been stained at some point?

 

i like minors, ok they cost alot to  buy in good nick, but they are charming, friendly little cars. not very quick i grant you but lovely little things nevertheless.

 

they always make me smile when i see one on the road.

 

Wood is good. One of the reasons I bought it. But there is a rear wing parting company...

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I am ignoring the bit about the Shite Wagon for sale.....Congrats on the Minor, though Squire!   Mine's a transitional and deliberately sought for that reason.   Clap hand wipers, proper dash arrangement and banjo wheel.   You have proper sized doors, too.   The four door is a bit like hiding in a cupboard.

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The real problem I have with Minors is that they are a hoot to drive.

At least mine was, a '64 more door in full district nurse spec.

Not sure how three trees worth of neo Georgianism affect this.

 

But I mustn't like them. No, I mustn't. I must like Baas. And Ovlovs.

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I made a start cleaning up the interior of the car, and under the rear seat there was some interesting rubbish.

 

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One weird masonic pamphlet and a window sticker advertising something to do with Jet petrol, which I think I should stick in the rear window.

 

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The real problem I have with Minors is that they are a hoot to drive.

At least mine was, a '64 more door in full district nurse spec.

 

 

Echoed, they're great fun to run round in.

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For our Serck enthusiasts.

 

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I don't know why they are 'security plates', can anyone enlighten? The bonus original silver-on-black Hills plates are present, but I will keep the Sercks for now at least, as I like them. It will also mean (hopefully) the automatic number plate camera at the barrier to the work car park should recognise them, instead of me having to ask to be let in all the time, as I do with the old style number plates.

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