Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Ghoulicious: 1960 Morris Minor 1000

Happy Halloween DT readers, we here in the DT HQ hope you are enjoying the festival of All-Hallows'-Eve.  Today is the day when kids dress up as their favorite super hero, young adults dress down in sexy fill-in-the-blank costumes, and all people subsidize the candy, dental, and insulin industries -- basically a win-win-win for everybody!  Here, we celebrate Halloween with ghoulish rides like this 1960 Morris Minor 1000 offered for $2250 in Dublin, CA via craigslist.

If the cost of restoration doesn't kill you, then the rust will...and if that doesn't get you, you'll be rear-ended the first time you try and merge onto the busy California highway with this beasty.
From the seller:
1960 Morris Minor 1000 Saloon
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 12893
paint color: blue
size: sub-compact
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: sedan
1960 Morris Minor 1000 2dr Saloon Project car. Has been sitting since 1978.

The paint is in poor shape but appears to be original except for the hood.

All of the glass is good except the windshield has a crack. The windows roll up and most of the way down. The felt in the tracks need replacing.

Has 1 front seat frame and back seat frame. Door panels and rear panels have been removed and are falling apart, but I have them. They are good for templates for reupholstering.

There are some rusted thru spots on the floor panels. New, factory die floor panels are readily available from the UK and are not very expensive. When I looked last month, they were about 35 USD a piece for the two fronts. The left front frame rail has rusted thru on the horizontal surface, but the vertical surfaces are solid. Can be repaired.

The rear floor panels and the trunk floor have surface rust but are solid.

The front torsion bar cross member are solid.

The engine turns over by hand.

The transmission turns over by hand and shifts into all gears.

Has original black 1963 California Plates.

Has 5 wheels and 4 tires that hold air. Has 4 hubcaps.

Asking $2250, or best offer. Cash only.

I have the pink slip.

Reply by Craigslist e-mail.

Located in Livermore.


See a quicker way to die?


  1. This guy is really dreaming that anyone is going to call to offer to sell his car. The only calls he is going to get are from the local scrap yards to crush this steaming pile of crap.

    1. I would have said, if anyone needs help selling a car, THIS SELLER trying to get $2,250 for THIS rusty disassembled hulk which missing at least one seat frame and all the stuffing and any of the patterns for the interior. Thank God he covered over the license plate so no one looks tries to back track the plate!!


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