1967 Morris Minor 1000 Saloon


 

 

Owner:  Deryck Swindells

Type:  2 Door Saloon

Year:  1967


Morris Minor 1000 2 Door Saloon

'ECCER'

 

Completed the JOGLE (John O'Groats to Land's End) run twice.

2nd place at the MMOC National Rally.

2nd place at the Minorex rally in Blackpool.

 

ECC34OE was born at Cowley on the 13th of April 1967 and dispatched on the 14th to AUTOMOBILE PALACE LTD  LLANFAIR ANGLESEY. (which is now a Kwiksave supermarket)

The registration number ECC340E was issued at Caernarvon on the 1st May 1967

The first owner was an elderly gentleman who who lived in the North Wales town of Llanfairefechan.  I have not been able to trace him but I believe that he lived in a big house by the sea.

I went to the North Wales rally in 1999 when a lady and gentleman were looking at the car and started to cry.  I asked them what was the matter and they told me that it was their dad's car.  Just at that moment I was called to the presentation of trophies and when I returned they had gone!

The car was sold when it was 18 months old and in pristine condition with very low mileage to Emrys Williams who lived in the village of Llysfaen near Colwyn Bay.  He later gave the car to his son Bryan Williams who sold it to his school friend Tudor Evans in September 1977 who brought the car to the Potteries when he became a lecturer at Stoke College. The present owner bought the car of him for 300.00 on the 29th August 1991.

Complete restoration followed as a retirement hobby which cost over 5,000.00 and took six years to complete.  All the work with the exception of the re-spray was undertaken in a 16ft by 8ft garage by Deryck Swindells and Peter Jones who drove it from John 'O Groats to Lands End twice for charity.  We completed the trip in the time of 18 hours 28 minutes..

 

Below are some pictures taken of 'ECCER' during his restoration and attending shows/events.

Click on the images for a larger, more detailed picture.

As purchased on 

29th August 1991

Showing inner sill after kick

plate has been removed 

with chisel

New wings trial fitted

'Home Again'

Rolling shell upon return

from paint shop

In spray shop

electrics being fitted

(old battery is for test

purposes)

Just after the engine had

been fitted

Completed fascia in my

garage, where the work

was carried out!

Me Car!

Waiting for the M.O.T.

6/00

Sandon Hall

Classic Car Show

WE WON!!

Sandon Hall

Eccer's first show and

first trophy

'Peter the welder'

with trophies.  29/06/97

Sandon Hall

At the Potteries branch

Rally - 06/06/2004

Won best 2-Door!

At the Potteries branch

Rally - 06/06/2004

Won best 2-Door!

At the Potteries branch

Rally - 25/05/2003

At the Potteries branch

Rally - 25/05/2003

At the Potteries branch

Rally - 25/05/2003

At the Potteries branch

Rally - 25/05/2003