Car insurance: Classic Morris Traveller up for charity auction

Monday, 23 November 2009

When a cheap car insurance customer traded in a classic Morris Minor Traveller under the scrappage scheme at Chelmsford Hyundai, the dealership owner could not bear to see the vehicle sent to the crusher.

So Bill Cook paid out of his own pocket to cover the £2,100 scrappage allowance and save the 'woody' Minor.

But rather than just sell the car on he decided to put it up for auction on eBay, with the proceeds going to Children In Need.

The 1098cc Morris Minor Traveller is an estate model which famously mimicked classic American cars with its wood-framed rear end.

Painted in Rose Taupe with a red interior, it was registered on June 27th 1967 and the odometer shows it has covered around 77,000 miles.

Today (November 23rd), the online auction showed the car had received 17 bids to £2,250. The auction ends of November 27th.

Rob Thomasson, technical adviser for the Morris Minor Owners Club, said that although some of the woodwork needed replacing and one front wing showed some corrosion, the car was "basically in good condition".

Posted by Rebecca Mellor

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