UPDATE: Owner reports it’s GONE, GONE, GONE to its new home!
Morris Minor pickups are extremely rare – not many were imported and sold new in the U.S.A.
This one was built and used as a promotional/parade vehicle for California-based discount grocery chain Food 4 Less.
We think the graphics are kinda funky and would be an eye-catcher…
This pickup is in very good shape. The body is solid, with no evidence of any rust. Original tailgate appears to be in good condition. The graphics are a combination of painted-on and vinyl lettering. The bed looks very nice, with a planked, stained and varnished floor (over the original steel), along with nicely carpeted sides, wheel arches and inner tailgate. Below the rear bumper, there is an extension for a tow bar, but there are no rear bumperettes. Wheels are original-style 14″ with stock hubcaps that have the “M” in the centers. Has whitewall tires. Chrome wing mirrors on fenders, along with chrome bonnet hinges. Chrome grille replaces the standard painted truck one, and some other trim, emblems and chrome strips are from a regular Morris Minor sedan. Front bumper is sedan type, with uprights.
Left-hand-drive (LHD) steering.
Interior is nicely done in velour, including the seats, door cards and headliner. Non-original but in good shape. In the inside back of the cab, there is a thick “Rhino”-type, sprayed-on lining, which is also applied to the underside of the bonnet.
Has bone-stock original 948cc engine with all the stock components, including SU carb, air cleaner and coil. Engine bay is black with (non-original) yellow drizzled/splatter paint to dress up its appearance and complement the exterior paint scheme. Brake system and suspension are all-original.
Evidence of collision repair in the front on the passenger side, as some wrinkling of the repaired panel is visible through front of engine compartment. As with most older Morris Minors, there is crack in the door frame (right opposite the vent), and a crack in the front switch plate. No apparent rust anywhere on the body, but there are some chips in the paint in a few places, including where the wing mirrors mount on the fenders. There is a deep scratch in the driver door, about 10″ in length. The cab seal (at the back of the cab) appears new, and the rest of the seals appear to be in good shape. Paint is not new, but is decent.
Has been stored inside and covered for a number of few years, but reportedly started and driven a year or two ago. Ran and drove well, according to the owner. Last registration sticker on the matching sedan shows April 2000 expiration; not sure on truck but assumed to be the same. Owner is not sure of the exact year of the truck, but the registration says it’s a 1960. Has all the proper documents for title transfer. Inspection and photographs are recent.
Note: Until truck is pulled out of storage, battery replaced, then started and driven, the asking price is $5k. If not sold before, the work will be done and the price raised considerably, as Morris Minor pickups are relatively rare.
[ ID# MinorPickup1 ] Located in Modesto, in Central California. Asking $5k.
There’s a matching Morris Minor sedan too, pictured on these “Consignment – For Sale by Owner” pages. Also located in Modesto.
UPDATE: Owner reports both are GONE, GONE, GONE!Vehicle Details: