1965 Morris Minor Traveller: Woodie Wagon

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This little Morris Minor Woodie listed here on craigslist has been tucked away for 17 years and that’s all the owner tells us. Looking at the Morris Mini Traveler that Jamie wrote up recently that was pretty much a basket case, sold for $2500 and makes $4500 seem reasonable for this 1965 Minor Traveller. The pictures show this one to be in reasonable condition, but there are lots of potentially problem areas the pictures don’t show and he doesn’t say if the engine is seized or not. The wood looks like it needs refinishing, at the very minimum. It doesn’t look like it, but the wood is actually structural and a complete wood kit would cost $4400. You can see why the wood frame must be in good shape. If you’d like to see the process of replacing the wood, here’s a video on YouTube that shows the process.

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It is right hand drive which hurts resale value some, but this seems, from what is shown, to potentially be a reasonable value if the floors and wood are OK. You see some Travellers sell for as little as $10,000, But nice ones fetch at least $20.000. So do you think it’s worth saving?

 

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Comments

  1. Victor Matthew-Brown

    Looks like it’s being towing a bit more than it can handle!

  2. Dan Farrell

    I read somewhere that the sheet metal on all Morris Minors was stamped with the same dies. Because of that the later Minors sheet metal fit & finish was a lot sloppier than the early ones.

  3. Alastair

    The timber’s rotten on that. It’ll need replacing, which is, as you say, going to limit it’s appeal (or at least would here in Ireland or the UK).

  4. Richard V

    When I owned my British car repair shop in Glendale, CA I had a customer who owned one very similar to this, down to the body paint color and right hand drive. She was a delightful “older” British woman who once mentioned that she didn’t understand why she was always being asked if she wanted to sell her Morris. This was in the late 70s so, even then, they were popular among the yanks!

  5. Horse Radish

    The only thing that worries me is where it is tight now, and where it came from.

    Smart move to sell it in the summer, when people forget that there are wet and cold places where cars rust really bad…….

  6. Gazzer

    One of the easiest cars to change over to LHD. When we did my Minor convertible, the only part needed was a new rack. Everything else just transferred over. No drilling even. Just like an early Mini.

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