1961 Morris Minor Cargo Van Panel Truck, $45K CUSTOM 850 HR RESTORE 400HP 355 V8

Price: US $8,788.00 Item location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Other Makes
  • Model: Morris Minor
  • SubModel: $45K Panel Truck 400HP 355 V8 HOTROD SHOP TRUCK
  • Type: Panel Truck
  • Trim: Minor Cargo Van Panel Truck HOT ROD SHOP TRUCK
  • Year: 1961
  • Mileage: 400
  • VIN: R02480
  • Color: Burgundy
  • Engine size: 400HP 4-BOLT MAIN 355 V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Serious Power Burnouts
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: Ford Hot Rot Killer, Mopar Hot Rod Killer, Chevy Hot Rod Killer
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1961 Other Makes Morris Minor $45K Panel Truck 400HP 355 V8 HOTROD SHOP TRUCK

Autobahn Direct 1961 MORRIS MINOR PANEL VAN - TWO OWNER - $45K CUSTOM HOT ROD "SHOP TRUCK" - RARE ONE-OF-A-KIND - $9,500 400HP 4-BOLT MAIN 355 V8 - TURBO 400 SLIP SHIFT TRANSMISSION - $15,000 BEAUTIFUL BURGUNDY PAINT - $3,500 CUSTOM INTERIOR ***MUST SEE 15 min. DETAILED VIDEO*** 1961 MORRIS MINOR PANEL VAN - TWO OWNER - $45K CUSTOM HOT ROD "SHOP TRUCK" - RARE ONE-OF-A-KIND - $9,500 400HP 4-BOLT MAIN 355 V8 - TURBO 400 SLIP SHIFT TRANSMISSION - $15,000 BEAUTIFUL BURGUNDY PAINT - $3,500 CUSTOM INTERIOR ***MUST SEE 15 min. DETAILED VIDEO***

We do our best to inspect these vehicles and list the details. We drive them a couple hundred miles and try to visually inspect all the accessories and make sure everything is working properly. Some are new with warranty, ome are 50+ years old, ome need just a little TLC, nd some are project cars. Please read the full description as well as the terms and conditions before bidding or purchasing.

NOTE: If you bid on this car, hat means you have decided to buy this car. PLEASE, e have heard of all the excuses of buyers not wanting to follow through once they win the auction. For example, on't let your kid bid on this car while you are "working overseas with no access to the internet". hahaha Yeah, e have heard this one several times. :) Make sure you have funds secured before bidding. We are serious sellers, e hope you are a serious buyer. If bidding on eBay, ut you just can't wait for the action to end? Contact Scott Carter at 801-839-4224 and make an offer to "Buy It Now". To protect you as the buyer, e will still complete the transaction through eBay's "End Auction Early" selling to you as The Highest Bidder. This also complies with eBay's terms and conditions. Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to read the full Terms & Conditions.

General Description

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This Rare "One-Of-A-Kind" 1961 Morris Minor Panel Van is a TRUE gem. This Morris is a rare and GORGEOUS shop truck! It was built in Birmingham, ngland and purchased new in 1961 by a small business "Cuban Cigar Vending Service" in Salt Lake City, tah who sold soda pop, igarettes, nd candy. Then it was purchased in 1965 by a gentleman who had plans to turn it into a super hot rod, ut never did. It was stored in its original condition until June of 1996, hen he handed it down to his son, US Army Veteran, ho has worked as a Master Mechanic for over 30 years.

And he has finished his father's dream and transformed what was once a quaint British delivery van into an AWESOME hot rod shop truck with a heart of American Muscle! It sits on a custom fabricated frame with a narrowed Ford 9 inch posi rear end. The heart is a high performance Chevy 355 V8 pumping out 400 horsepower. It has pretty much been restored to look and feel like a quaint and polished Morris Minor, ut with some serious KICK ASS attitude! Real vintage 60's OOZES from every square inch of this Minor as the body and all of it's trim is ORIGINAL to the vehicle when it was built. It is AMAZING inside, ut, nd under! Crafted with care by an ASE Certified Master Mechanic, his Morris will be the PRIDE and JOY of whoever owns it!! The curb appeal is truly INTIMIDATING & JAW DROPPING! On the inside it sports a spartan yet vintage looking dash, eautiful upholstered seats, nd new carpet floor. The 355 V8 has been custom built with the highest quality racing components and performance tuned by the same ASE Certified Master Mechanic who built it. It will blow any gear-head's socks off with solid HORSEPOWER!! Yet, his is a truck that has been maintained in a condition to drive and enjoy. You won't be afraid to get out and dominate the roads with this amazing Morris! Be sure to see the video below! If you have bass, urn it up! It sounds awesome! The video is below, ut here is a quick link to it for mobile devices. 1961 Morris Minor Cargo Van, 45K Custom Hot Rod Shop Truck, 00 HP 355 V8 VideoThis page has a TON of images so the page may load slow. Thanks for your patience. ENJOY!!

  • VIN: R02480
  • Only 400 Driven Miles Since Restored
  • 100% Original Body (Except Hood Scoop)
  • 100% Original Trim & Emblems
  • Chevy 4-Bolt Main 400HP 355 V8
  • 3-Speed Strip Shift Automatic Transmission
  • 850 Hours Total Restoration
  • Performance Tuned Powertrain
  • Beautiful 4-Stage High Gloss Paint
  • Gorgeous Interior
  • 100% Solid Cargo Area
  • Ford 9" Posi Rear End
  • Runs Cool on a 110 Degree Day
  • See photos
Mechanical Description

This '61 Morris runs like a drag race car if you want it to! Yet you can easily cruise the boulevard on a nice summer's evening or drop by the local Sonic Drive-In. The custom performance built 355 V8 starts and rumbles to life instantly from stone cold. Everything is basically less than 400 miles since it was all finished. The engine along with the transmission have all been reinspected to insure they perform as strong as possible. It starts, uns, nd drives STRONG, nd tracks down the road straight. Everything works nicely inside the cab (Wipers, linkers, ights, orn, verything). Wheels & Tires have 100% tread. This is one BAD ASS Morris Minor Cargo Van with no equal!

As with all used cars no express warranties are implied. Do yourself a favor and have an inspection done to give you that piece of mind that the car is all there. As this vehicle deserves a personal touch, lease call us for any questions regarding this rare gem. 801-839-4224. Listed here are a few of the detailed mechanical specs:

  • Chevy 355 4-Bolt Main
  • Bored .30 Over 355
  • Steel Crank
  • ARP Rods Bolts
  • Rotating Assembly Balanced within .5 gram
  • Clevite Bearings
  • Melling High Volume/Pressure Oil Pump
  • TRW 11:1 Forged Pistons
  • Crane Cam: LT1 Duplicate Cam
  • Duration 280 Deg Intake
  • Duration 292 Deg Exhaust
  • 470 Intake 480 Exhaust
  • Crane Forged Aluminum 1.5 Ratio Roller Rockers
  • Crane Cams, alve Springs, etainers, Keepers
  • Holley Street Dominator Intake
  • Holly 600 CFM Carburator
  • Mallory Unilite Distributor & Coil
  • Turbo Hydromatic 400
  • Transgo Clutches Sprag & Shift Kit
  • B&M Strip Shifter w/ Reverse Lockout & Stall Converter
  • Narrowed Ford 9" Posi Rear Axle
  • 32 Spline Curry Axles
  • 353 Gears
  • 3-Link Ladder Bars
  • Bilstine Coilover Shocks
  • Mickey Thompson Sportsman Pro
  • 29x15.50-15LT Rear Tires
  • Weld Forged Aluminum Racing Wheels
Exterior Description

The exterior of this Morris is cherry! It has an AMAZING curb appeal!! It will draw the attention of everyone who sees it. It is truly a show stopper! The body was completely removed from the frame, hen the front and back halves were separated. Then the new frame was constructed. Once the frame was fabricated, he body was set back on and the body mounts along with the engine and transmission mounts were fabricated. The body was media blasted down to bare metal, hen four layers of sealer & primer were used. Three layers of paint and four layers of clear were used to finish the job. Over 280 hours were spent on the body and paint alone.

NOTE: The body of this morris is 100% stock, nd original with the exception of the hood scoop which was necessary for carburetor clearance. Even the mirrors and emblems are the original stock components that was built on the van. This smooth body and glossy paint as you can tell in the photos is simply amazing. There are only a couple very minor imperfections in the body since it has been restored for over eight years with the occasional drive and car shows (less than 3-4 per year). The undercarriage is solid metal and EVERYTHING is solid! It has been carefully maintained and has been stored in a climate controlled garage since it was finished. The inside of the cargo area is straight and solid. There are no major dents or dings. The logo on the side is vinyl sticker and can be removed very easily. This is a VERY NICE show driver, nd you wont be afraid to drive and enjoy it everyday. As this truck deserves a personal touch, lease call us for any questions regarding this rare gem. 801-839-4224

Interior Description

The inside sports an ORIGINAL dash, ustom performance cluster gauges, witches, nd knobs. It has nice upholstered bucket seats & the interior is in show condition. It looks awesome!

You must see the photos and video. No smoking is evident. As this car deserves a personal touch, lease call us for any questions regarding this rare gem. 801-839-4224

Video Content

Here is a quick video of the walk through, nd starting the engine from stone cold. The engine idles nicely and the exhausts rumble low and sharp. If you have bass, urn it up! This engine & exhaust sounds awesome! The video is below, ut here is a quick link to it for mobile devices. 1961 Morris Minor Cargo Van, 45K Custom Hot Rod Shop Truck, 50 HP 355 V8 Video


Photo Gallery

They say a photo is worth a thousand words. Well, ere are over 140 high-res images of this amazing car. They just saved me 140,000 words.

Full Terms & Conditions

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Fee and Tax Information: All Utah residents will pay state sales tax and a $350 Processing Fee. Sales Tax only applies to Utah Residents ONLY! Out of State customers only pay: $350 Processing Fee. All sales are subject to the $350.00 Processing fee.

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Winning bidder must contact us within 24 hours of auction end, nd make arrangements for payment at that time. The $500.00 NON REFUNDABLE deposit is due within 24 hours of end of auction. The remainder is due within 3 days of Auction end. If no contact is made within 24 hours we reserve the right to re-list the vehicle, ell it to the next high bidder, r sell it otherwise. Most banks and credit unions do not finance vehicles older than 2002 or with more than 100K miles. Make sure if financing, our financial institution accepts the year and miles of this vehicle before bidding. Please arrange financing prior to bidding. If the full payment is not received within the allotted time, r the buyer decides to not complete the transaction for whatever reason, e reserve the right to keep the security deposit.

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This vehicle is being sold as is, here it is with no warranty, xpressed written or implied. In either case, he seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, uthenticity, enuineness, r defects herein, nd makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, mperfection, efect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, nd to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer’s request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.

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