1965 Black 2 Door Saloon.

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1965 Black 2 Door Saloon.

Postby Wickham » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:57 pm

I have just recently acquired myself a 1965 2 door saloon in black.

First registered in March 1965 in Roche, St Austell. She changed hands a couple of times, but still in the St Austell area. In February 1983 she was driven into a garage, where she remained until June 2017, when she was put back on the road, again in the St Austell area.

I first saw her listed on a well know online auction site in August of this year. I made contact with the seller, and the deal was done (bypassing the online auction site)

On the 2nd September, for the first time in her 54 year history 'CAF' left Cornwall on her long journey (on a trailer) to North Yorkshire, arriving at her new home on the morning of the 3rd.

Aside from a previously fitted new exhaust, fuel pump, water pump & hoses, plugs & leads, air filter and a few others bits 'CAF' is amazingly original, there is even an empty Wills Bristol cigarette box in the passenger glove box, along with both ashtrays full of cigarette ends (the fag ends have since been removed), the back seat looks to have hardly been sat on!!

As time away from work has permitted I have fitted a new battery, changed fluids, oil and greased various moving parts & given her a good looking over. Last saturday I final got round to starting her, and she fired up after a couple of revolutions!!.

We took her on a test run that afternoon, and she performed well, although that said she is idling a little high at the moment. As it is over 20 years since I last drove a Minor, I had forgotten just how much fun they are to drive, and how much more you actually have to drive them than you do a modern car. I absolutely love her to pieces!!

I have attached a couple of shots of CAF ( I will add some interior images later), and as you can see she has a good patina. She will keep me busy for a while I think!!!

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Re: 1965 Black 2 Door Saloon.

Postby jagnut66 » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:03 pm

Good on you for reviving her, now enjoy. The respray can happen when you can afford it!
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Re: 1965 Black 2 Door Saloon.

Postby moggiethouable » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:16 am

She does look the business, I also own a 65 2 door in smoke grey blue.
Keep that fag packet though, placed on top of the dash when you park up.
Get yourself a disklok, clumsy, irritating to fit and remove and they take up space, but really effective at putting off scroats.
The wheels look freshly painted, if you paint the grill with the same she wont need a respray, just a good polish.
As for driving them, the missus has a new motor and I use an old Honda for work, but the best drive without doubt is in Doris.
I shall keep an eye open for you, Im not too far away at Teesside airport.
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Re: 1965 Black 2 Door Saloon.

Postby myoldjalopy » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:38 am

AF - Cornish registration. Look after the old girl - I'm sure you will - she might be feeling a bit dis-orientated now she's emigrated to England! :wink:

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