RichardSIA
RichardSIA Dork
12/7/21 12:41 a.m.

Unexpectedly find myself offering my 1961 Tourer for sale.
I would have put it into the Classic Cars column but I get the feeling that niche gets few looks.


Originally had no intention to sell it but now find myself scheming to get a 69 MGB-GT at a very good price.
Somewhat short on funds even if I max the credit card and dubious that the Classic Car lenders will do a small loan.
So the Morris Minor is for sale until either someone grabs it, I find another way to get the B, or I give up on/get beat to, buying the B.

Morris is basically a good sound car with some restoration done well and some still to be sorted.
Been using it as the daily driver with no real issues once I sorted out some minimal wiring mistakes and replaced the fuel pump with a German "Upgrade".
Original SU pump goes with it and I am sure can be made to work again.
Just obtained the missing round heater for it but not installed yet.
Four new Pirelli Cinturato tires on original 14" rims. A couple of the rims should be replaced as they do not run true.
Can supply good 13" bare rims in your choice of style if desired.
Only rust-out I have found is a small patch in the passenger floor.
Original? 948/smooth case, single carb, new wire loom, alternator conversion, new carpets, decent Hood with clean rear Isinglass. Shifts fine so long as you do not rush it. 
All gauges and lights now working, speedo accuracy has not been verified.
Seats and interior upholstery panels are poor, White paint looks like Rustoleum spray can.

Yet I cannot go anywhere without getting several thumbs-up, waves, and misty-eyed recollections from senior citizens who "Wish I had kept mine"!
To sweeten the deal I have a low mileage 1098 and rib-case from a 1966 Sprite that can go with it if wanted.
Been sitting a long time so assume needs a rebuild but turns over freely.
If the car does not sell I will eventually fit this engine.
To sweeten it even more I will also supply the Sprite diff if desired.
And in homage to late night pitchmen, "Wait, there's MORE"! 
Take the spare fenders too.

Clean Nevada title in my name, so export would not be an issue.

Pics in the AM.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/7/21 7:50 a.m.

Left or Right hand drive?

OHSCrifle
OHSCrifle GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
12/7/21 7:56 a.m.

Using as a daily driver but sitting for a long time. I'm confused by this. Not a buyer but I'm still looking forward to photos. 
 

edit: I re-read and see it is the spare engine that has been sitting. Reading fail on my part. 

RichardSIA
RichardSIA Dork
12/7/21 1:20 p.m.
914Driver said:

Left or Right hand drive?

Sorry, US spec so LHD.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/7/21 1:21 p.m.

Rats!  That makes it harder to look away.

RichardSIA
RichardSIA Dork
12/7/21 2:52 p.m.

OK, a few quick pics after the rain.
Can take any specific pics requested for seriously interested buyers.

61 Tourer.

61 Tourer RS

61 MM rear.

61 MM Dash.

Do not forget all the upgrade spares included!

SV EX
SV EX MegaDork
12/8/21 4:59 p.m.

That's cool

RichardSIA
RichardSIA Dork
12/9/21 1:46 p.m.

Swapped out some 13" wheels to replace the pair of 14" that wobbled.
Car is much more comfortable to drive now, did 140 mile round trip last night including Ebbets Pass and never had to go below third gear even with the 948 engine.
Certain the 1098 (Seven more HP stock, and factory from 1962 on!) plus rib-case trans would make this a very satisfactory 30MPG+ daily driver.

dculberson
dculberson MegaDork
12/9/21 2:07 p.m.

Such a cool car. 

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/9/21 4:35 p.m.

VERY cool.

billstewartx
billstewartx New Reader
12/10/21 7:43 a.m.

those are worth some serious chicken...

why not put it on Bring a Trailer?? 

you should get more than 8 grand 

RichardSIA
RichardSIA Dork
12/10/21 2:00 p.m.

BAT seems to only be interested in show cars now.
This one is a decent DD/Driver Restoration In Progress.
Paint looks better in pics, seats and door cards need to be redone.
Even if they would take it I would have to wait on BAT's schedule.

I think $8K is fair for the current condition, solid runner but not a show car.

Looks like I may have missed out on the BGT anyway, so just ordered more parts for the Morris.

RichardSIA
RichardSIA Dork
12/10/21 11:19 p.m.

And the Morris keeps getting better.
Just ordered 8" front brake upgrade for it.
So if it does not sell I will have an improved car, if it does sell more upgrades for the buyer.

RichardSIA
RichardSIA Dork
5/7/22 11:24 p.m.

Sold a while back, missing it already.

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