A motoring legend awaiting re-generation
Extensive corrosion, front wings, rear leaf spring mounting points.
Electronic fuel pump failure.
Big end bearing failure/piston ring wear.
Instability approaching 55-60 m.p.h. Impossibility almost over 65 m.p.h.
Now, getting things into perspective, this car has been dead for over 28 years. I did a British DVLA survey a number of years ago to try and find it if it still existed, to offer to purchase, and it was listed as scrapped. But as many entries do on this site, a reflection into past ownership may be helpful to present purchasers, and being a Carsurvey Member I am always keen to add an entry and give the benefit of 38 years of motoring.
I would certainly be interested in purchasing another Minor in the near future, but suffer the inconvenience of having parking for 7 cars at my home, but all in a straight line! I personally find it almost hurtful that the Morris Minor has not been 're-created' like the VW Beetle or Mini - as it certainly is worthy of such an honour. Maybe we can live in hope?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th September, 2003