Minor Million London Show

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Minor Million London Show

Postby faversham999 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:09 pm

The London Classic Car show at ExCel Centre among the Classic Rolls Royces ,Bentleys and lamborghini was a
Morris Minor Million it was the 1000,000 that came up for auction about 5 years ago.

Looks like its up for sale again at Brooklands in March


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Re: Minor Million London Show

Postby qwerty165 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:06 pm

Here is the link to Brooklands sale catalogue:
http://www.historics.co.uk/buying/aucti ... 0,000.aspx


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Re: Minor Million London Show

Postby jagnut66 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:43 pm

A fine car, if you have £26,000.00 to spare that is...................

........... a bit more than it originally sold for!!
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Re: Minor Million London Show

Postby ampwhu » Sat Jan 10, 2015 9:39 am

obviously the person who advertised this car, had been drinking considerably. not worth even half that amount. £7.5K tops.

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Re: Minor Million London Show

Postby faversham999 » Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:31 pm

Worth only about £15000 because its only in average condition


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Re: Minor Million London Show

Postby Chipper » Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:09 pm

Yes, but it is the one and only millionth Minor 1000, and has a decent number plate to suit it. Such a unique example will always command a premium.
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Re: Minor Million London Show

Postby jagnut66 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:12 am

So you'd pay £26,000.00 for it..................
1954 Series 2 on axle stands needing more welding......

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Re: Minor Million London Show

Postby irmscher » Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:19 am

Very over rated and over valued :roll: and the most disgusting colour on the planet and not manly whatsoever :lol: :lol:

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Re: Minor Million London Show

Postby jagnut66 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:35 am

and the most disgusting colour on the planet and not manly whatsoever
....said the man sporting a huge beard and talking in a very deep voice, pushing thoughts of lumberjacks completely out of his head........... :lol:

Though you are right in that they could have chosen a better colour, I wonder how many have been repainted in something else. Do any survive in something other than pink??...........sorry lilac.......... :lol:
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Re: Minor Million London Show

Postby Chipper » Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:35 am

Apparently, they were originally going to be painted silver, which would have looked smart, but the guy in charge of the painting at BMC at the time said it would all flake off within 6 months. :lol:

I recall the late '60s/early '70s silver Fords such as the Cortina 1600E had the same problem.
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Re: Minor Million London Show

Postby panky » Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:44 am

Should has use ver-million.
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Re: Minor Million London Show

Postby MrDodo » Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:48 pm

It was looking shiny at the show - I didn't think the show was great - only one hall - lots of high end, high performance cars if that's your thing.[frame]Image[/frame]

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Re: Minor Million London Show

Postby irmscher » Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:01 pm

Chipper you are right the 1600 E and the corsair suffered in silver and saluki bronze and also purple velvet on the 1300e.I think the problem documentation by Mike Foster regarding silver paint was in overseas climates.

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Re: Minor Million London Show

Postby jagnut66 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:35 pm

Surely there must have been better options than pink!.........

It may have been looking shiny at the show but it's amazing what a bit of polish will do to a car.............
1954 Series 2 on axle stands needing more welding......

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Re: Minor Million London Show

Postby simmitc » Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:50 pm

An interesting thread. I don't own a Million, but over the years have seen quite a few. I've never heard them described as pink. As regards Excel, it's a dump of a place that's dismal enough to ruin any show. Bring back Earls Court!

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Re: Minor Million London Show

Postby EwenCameron » Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:27 pm

I am just back from the show. I thought the Million car was of a good condition but far from £26k value. Even the staff at the Brooklands stall said it was at a very high price. My son said the seats were very worn and the front Morris Minor Chrome bonnet badge needed to be painted. Good luck to the seller on the 7th March.
I thought the show was worth the trip for us 850 mile round trip for the weekend. We spent 4 hours at the show would have been good to have had a Morris Minor stand. There was a Morris 8 Military wireless car from 1935 which was great.


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Re: Minor Million London Show

Postby irmscher » Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:26 am

Sounds like the car needs a refurb Ewen.I wonder where he got a £26,000 valuation from !

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Re: Minor Million London Show

Postby faversham999 » Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:39 pm

A Morris Minor Million has just be sold in the RM auctions Arizona £18,288


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Re: Minor Million London Show

Postby jagnut66 » Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:15 am

Some people have more money than sense..............
1954 Series 2 on axle stands needing more welding......

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Re: Minor Million London Show

Postby LouiseM » Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:22 pm

Last time this car was up for auction about 4 years ago it was also "set to fetch £30k" (according to the press) but the bidding stopped at around £8,000 and it didn't reach the reserve price so was not sold. Setting a high "guide price" at auction always draws a lot of interest and no doubt attracts more bidders, but it will be interesting to see whether it actually sells this time.


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