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1970 Morris Minor Traveller

First registered on 17th June 1971. Bluebell stayed with her first owner for 27 years. After a spell in storage she was then restored to show condition, at huge expense, and purchased by her second owner who kept and cherished her until recently. Bluebell has hardly been used since the restoration and is in fantastic condition. The mileage of 33,000 has been guaranteed by the previous owner, although I have no proof of this. Bluebell is now looking for a new home with an owner who will keep her for the next 38 years, at least. She is in such fantastic condition that she will undoubtedly still be in use long after we are all gone.

Please see the photos to verify the condition, or better still, come and have a look for yourself. This is not a concours never used show car, Bluebell has been in occasional use and therefore has acquired that lovely patina that really looks original.

SOLD!

• 33,000 Miles
• Manual transmission
• 4-cylinder engine

Bodywork
Metal: Excellent. Please look at the photos below but make sure you come back to finish this description as it will point out the not so obvious.

There is no visible rust, anywhere, on the bodywork. All the fenders are steel, one of which has a slight bruise that hasn't broken the paint. There is the odd touch up here and there. You will be excused for not noticing this as I am being very critical. Overall the metalwork is great and the paint finish over the whole car is superb.

The engine compartment is spotless and polished and the spare wheel well and boot floor are immaculate. The 'A' and 'B' posts are perfect and a pleasure to polish.

The underside, floor, chassis, sills, etc., are perfect. Nothing was missed in the restoration and everything is the proper shape with no unsightly repairs. Again, you really should come and see for yourself. You will not be disappointed.

Chrome: Perfect, with the exception of rear bumper blades that are pitted.

Woodwork: Absolutely beautiful. A real good quality wood set was used in the restoration. The grain is fantastic and the finish is just great. Obviously no soft spots inside, or out. The color naturally contrasts with the teal coachwork. The interior woodwork is as new and great care was taken with every screw and escutcheon.

Interior
Totally original and near perfect. The carpets are the original with just some wear to one rear mat. The front seats are also original and free from tears or marks. Door cards and kick panels front and rear, headlining and dashboard are all perfect.

Mechanics
Bluebell has an unleaded head fitted to the original engine. Needless to say it starts immediately, and runs with no smoke or untoward noises, although there is an oil leak on one side of the engine after the car has been driven which is currently being repaired. The gearbox is good in all gears, does not jump out, or whine, which is a real bonus. The brakes are excellent and there are no faults with the steering or suspension. It also has an alternator fitted. The battery is good and the tires are all excellent and the exhaust is recent.

Summary
38 years old. I doubt you will find a Morris Traveller that looks as beautiful as Bluebell. She will increase in value over the years and, as the Morris Traveller has such a huge following, worldwide, parts will always be in demand, and therefore easily available. I think this car is one of the best investments (and the most fun), in the classic car scene today.

As previously stated, Bluebell is not quite a concourse example, although her looks are stunning! She has been in use continually, maintained regularly and kept in the best condition possible for her age. She is ready to use every day and show whenever possible.