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Tuesday, 04 October, 2022 - 08:00

1961 Morris Minor 1000

The Minor was first launched as either a two-door saloon or a convertible on 20 September 1948 and was initially powered by a 918cc side-valve engine. When Austin and Morris merged to form the British Motor Corporation in 1952, the Minor Series II of that year was fitted with the 803cc Austin A-series engine. But the major change was the new 948cc engine for the Morris Minor 1000 for 1956. As a general-purpose police car, the Minor had its following but it was the arrival of the unit beat 'panda car' in 1965 that established the Minor's iconic image as one of Britain's definitive panda cars. The thinking behind the panda car was that the 'bobby on the beat' could more effectively patrol larger suburban or rural areas as opposed to foot patrols and would be readily accessible via the car's two-way radio. Between 1965 and 1969, cars including the Mini, Austin A40 'Farina', Morris 1100, Triumph Herald, Anglia 105E, Hillman Imp and the Vauxhall Viva were used for Unit Beat work but it was the Minor that became the preferred panda police car.

This Example

Description by seller:

The Morris was purchased as a project by the present owner, who decided to turn it into a Police Panda car, similar to those used in Great Britain during the 1960s era.

It was completely restored from bare metal status to its present condition.

The following items are included in the sale:

  1. Metropolitan Police magnetic signs
  2. Metropolitan Police cap and badge
  3. Metropolitan Police double-sided box with aerial
  4. Blue light
  5. Three-point A-frame towing bar
  6. Box of components and spare parts

Papers are in order (status reflects 'Built-up/opgebou') and licensed to date.

Available to view by appointment in Newcastle, KZN.

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Special Features


Condition rating: 112/140

Quick Facts


Reference: LOT-000226
Seller: Private
Year: 1961
Manufacturer: Morris Minor
Model: 1000
Derivative: Panda Police Car Replica
Service History: -
Mileage: 0 Miles
Engine Size: 950cc
Engine Type: Inline 4-cylinder
Fuel Type: Petrol
Transmission: 4 Manual
Layout: Front engine - rear-wheel drive
Power Output: 48 BHP
Exterior: Blue and white
Interior: Grey

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Bidding

Bidding Information - 1961 Morris Minor 1000

Estimated Price Range:

R 115,000.00 - R 130,000.00

Highest Bid:

R 0.00

Total Bids:

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Start Date:

Tuesday, 04 October, 2022 - 08:00

End Date:

Tuesday, 11 October, 2022 - 18:00


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