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This smartly presented, genuine and original Morris Minor 6 CWT Pick Up was the dealer demonstrator vehicle for G.R Burton & Sons Ltd in Grantham, Lincolnshire. The Morris was supplied new on the 6th June 1964 to the dealership and we still have the original BMC passport to service booklet confirming early service records. The dealership stamped the book for it pre-delivery service and again at 500 miles on the 26th June for its after sales service. Later in the year G.R Burton & Sons Ltd stamped the book for the final time, presumably when they sold the vehicle. H.J Willson near Bourne in Lincolnshire then took over servicing, stamping the book at 5570, 8900, 11100 and 18400 miles in August 1966. We then have a service report sheet from H Simmons & Son in Spalding, Lincolnshire at 65236 miles in 1970 and paperwork suggests it was in fairly serious use until sold in 1974 to a long term owner in nearby Peterborough. The car then stayed with this owner for 22 years with meticulous records kept with the Pick Up. Tax discs, MOT’s and a maintenance log from the 1970’s accompanies the Morris.
When purchased in 1974 the mileage was back round to 550 and the Morris received an oil change. Eleven further oil and filter changes were carried out up to 1978 taking the mileage up to 52737 with no major work being carried out. In 1979 at 56670 miles the Morris was treated to a rebuilt engine and brand new gearbox. Over the next ten years to 1989 the car was regularly serviced, treated to a new petrol pump, renewed wheel cylinders, brake shoes and various other maintenance. At 98646 miles the pick up bed was rebuilt and the engine re-bored. The Morris was now being used more sparingly and from 1989 to selling the vehicle in 2006, only 7750 were covered with the clock back round to just over 6000 miles.
In 2006 the Morris was purchased by a Lincolnshire based classic car collector and in thirteen years of ownership the vehicle has covered a further 6000 miles, reading over 12000 on the clock. The Morris, an older restoration now, and largely still in original condition does presents nicely with aged, clean paintwork, a smart interior trim with what appears to be very original seats, very good canvas hood and is in mechanically very strong condition. The body is structurally excellent, the underside in very good order and the Morris is excellent on the road. The rebuilt (on more than one occasion in its life) engine is in very good, strong condition offering excellent performance, the gearbox is lovely to use and the Morris has been driven over here by its long term owner with excellent handling, braking and steering. This is a very strong, well presented, good driving Morris that can be driven and enjoyed, taken to shows and rallies and used on a regular basis. The vehicle has had just two owners in 45 years, come with an exceptional history file back to new, original handbook, passport to service book and has the provenance of being an original dealership demonstrator vehicle. There cannot be many Morris Minor Pick Up's with this level of history and provenance left, this has to be a very special, rare find with lots of signs of originality and preservation.