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The Morris Minor 'Woody Wagon' is a design icon that was built to last

This 1966 Morris Minor Traveller 1000 is a Great British Classic.

IF I HAD the money I’d buy…

An all-time classic with exceptional build quality and a reliable engine. A car that looks like no other and really stands out from the crowd with interesting design features and a fun look. I’d buy a Morris Minor Traveller.

Why a Morris Minor Traveller?

The Morris Minor is a Great British classic, and the quirky Traveller estate is a triumph of post-war car design. The car is nicknamed the ‘woody wagon’ due to its distinctive ash wood frame at the rear. These cars were built to last and there are many of them still going even though they debuted way back in 1953.

What’s special about this particular one?

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This particular Morris Minor Traveller estate is the 1000 version. The 1000 was the last generation of a four series run of Morris Minors. This 1966 example is in excellent condition. It is powered by a 1.1-litre petrol engine mated to a four-speed manual transmission. It has 21,950 miles/35,324km on the clock.

The grey exterior contrasts nicely with the bright red interior, which looks in great nick.

What does it look like in action?

Thinking of buying a Morris Minor Traveller? Here’s a handy buyer’s guide.

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Who else drives one?

Ian McShane drives a blue 1968 Morris Minor 1000 in Lovejoy. Chris Evans owns a Morris Minor Traveller, as does funny man Steve Coogan. Coronation Street family The Croppers own one and Harrison Ford is said to be a fan too.

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It costs €7,500. What else could you get for the money?

Got your heart set on a British classic? Then for the same money you could have this 1962 Rover P5.

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Or, if you really want a Morris Minor, you could have this 1947 Morris Minor van.

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