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PRE-WAR MINOR NETWORK

The online magazine for enthusiasts of the vintage Morris Minor 1928-1934...

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Or where are they now?

Our cars are regularly traded. Some are sold to fellow enthusiasts, many to customers outside of our small cloistered community. A growing number are traded by auction houses and keeping track of them all is often very difficult. This responsibility is probably best left to organisations such as the Morris Register here in the U.K. and the Vintage Minor Register in the U.S. this task being a key reason for their very existence.

Despite the best efforts of these organisations, cars continue to go 'missing'. On display in the gallery below are just some of the pre-war Morris Minors that in recent years have disappeared from the collective radar. If anyone viewing these images knows of their current whereabouts, please contact the PWMN here.

To make other enthusiasts aware of a 'find' just click upon 'Add a comment' and leave a message in the Guestbook below. Perhaps collectively we can find some of these missing vehicles.

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  1. HI there would you please republish my fathers request (pasted below) for information on our family car. Many thanks, regards, Phil

    Eric Winning 2013.5.23 11:08
    I am trying to locate the above car, image 15 shown being loaded onto trailer. I owned it in the 1950's and eventually sold it in the 1980's but the dealer sold the registration. It was sold again to Tony Foot who restored around 75% of it, his estate then sold it on, maybe to a small family run garage in Scotland. I would dearly like to see it again, the chassis number is SV 40111.

    (Posted on 2017-10-10 20:10:00 by Phil Winning)
  2. Ref the previous note 7/4/2015, regarding 1934 saloon LV5437 and 1933 2 seater FS5294, which I previously owned and restored, if the present owners contact me I have a number of photos which I took during my ownership which I can copy and let you have if interested. I am also interested to know how these cars may have survived.

    (Posted on 2017-05-15 13:28:00 by gcharris)
  3. can any one help I'm trying to trace my father in laws first car a 1930 Morris Minor ,reg was WX 5022.He sold in 1955 in the Bradford/leeds area.He had fitted it with a wolsley 4 speed gearbox and it had an ohc engine .any information at all would be appreciated (we have a few photos of him with the car some B/W some colour)
    thanks

    (Posted on 2016-09-03 18:12:00 by derek)
  4. hi, i am now the very proud owner of SV9789, i live in shrewsbury ,shropshire ,and as we speak am in the process of rebuilding the engine , if you could give me any information on the history i would really appreciate it thanks ,
    jon

    (Posted on 2015-11-11 19:27:00 by jonfirstcar)
  5. I am trying to trace my first ever car a Morris Minor 1933/34 reg JD2643 last known Fleckney Leics

    (Posted on 2015-08-28 10:34:00 by Sylvia Hackett)
  6. Guy Harris is trying to track down and make contact with the current owners of 1934 Minor Saloon LV 5437 and 1933 Minor Two-seater FS 5294. If anyone knows of their current whereabouts please contact chris@prewarminor.com and I will pass this information onto Guy. Guy's ex Saloon appears in the gallery in the third row from the top, fourth image from the right.

    (Posted on 2015-07-04 14:35:00 by semi-sport)
  7. On Tuesday I took into my ownership Minor saloon DG 7729, chassis no. 36286 (according to the old V5). It is in excellent condition but needs some recommissioning - the brakes are seized, fuel gauge not working, clutch is slipping and starter motor is very sluggish.

    (Posted on 2015-02-05 12:06:00 by John Bates)
  8. The Sport Special SSL 324 is alive and well and is currently being offered for sale by Nadder Valley Classics near Salisbury....

    (Posted on 2014-03-19 07:42:00 by semprot igo)
  9. £100 MInor VJ3654.
    I notice that the DVLA classification has changed from "SORN" to "Licence Not Due", but the liability date is unchanged at 01/05/2014. Does this mean that it is back on the road (I do hope so), or as the liabilty date is unchanged has it been scrapped - how sad?

    (Posted on 2014-03-03 11:42:00 by martinng)
  10. Thank you Richard. If and when the car sells and the new owner reads this please contact the PWMN. chris@prewarminor.com

    (Posted on 2013-08-03 20:58:00 by semi-sport)
  11. The Sport Special SSL 324 is alive and well and is currently being offered for sale by Nadder Valley Classics near Salisbury

    (Posted on 2013-08-03 13:33:00 by Richard Rawlingson)
  12. Ann, It looks like we have found BEV 37 which is now resident in Ireland (Limerick) and is registered there as 34 LK 20. Please re-contact the forum where you will find an image of your father's old car.
    Semisport (June 2013)

    (Posted on 2013-06-18 09:09:00 by semi-sport)
  13. HI im trying to trace my late dads morris minor 8 family saloon. black 4 door and the reg was BEV 37.but i have been told that the reg bev 37 is now on a blue porsche.if anyone know were the car and number plate is i would be so greatfull to find out.as i would love if at all possible to buy the car and number plate back.thanks for your help.ann

    (Posted on 2013-05-24 08:01:00 by ann wingar)
  14. I am trying to locate the above car ,image 15 shown being loaded onto trailer.I owned it in the 1950's and eventually sold it and it was 75% rebuilt by Tony Foot who unfortunately died before completing it.It was sold again and this is the only information I have(to a small family run garage in Scotland). I would dearly like to see it again, the chassis number isSV40111.

    (Posted on 2013-05-23 10:08:00 by Eric Winning)
  15. Gemma,
    The fire engine you are looking for was owned until very recently by a club member, namely Tony Gamble. If you contact me by email (chris@prewarminor.com) I will put you in touch with him.
    Regards,
    Chris

    (Posted on 2013-05-22 18:05:00 by semi-sport)
  16. I am trying to locate the 1929 Morris Works Fire Engine (UD2682) . My father Chris Holland was in the process of restoring it in 2003 when he passed away. I've not seen or heard of it's whereabouts since. Does anyone know what happened to it and if the restoration was ever completed?

    (Posted on 2013-05-16 18:25:00 by Gemma Harte)
  17. Peter,
    Please contact me by email and I will put you in touch with Chris Healy. chris@prewarminor.com
    Chris Lambert
    Semi-sport

    (Posted on 2013-04-24 21:42:00 by semi-sport)
  18. When I posted my search for UF 7767 I had just retired and thought I might find time for such things. Since I am back at work. Just showed a colleague a photo of myself with the car and then wanting to show him a more complete picture I stumbled accross this site. Indeed I would love a shot of the car in it's current condition.

    (Posted on 2013-04-24 11:04:00 by Peter Hopfinger)
  19. The car is just down the road from me. The current owner is David Brown. If you want a current photo then let me know.

    (Posted on 2011-08-09 06:49:00 by Chris Healey)
  20. Hi Peter

    I saw this car today at the Louth Car Club Rally at the Brayford in Lincoln. It is a 2 seater sport. You can view a pic of it here http://bit.ly/gMGrSA

    The Louth Car Club site is here http://bit.ly/fDGA6P

    Regards

    Phil Gresham

    (Posted on 2011-04-24 20:27:00 by Phil Gresham)
  21. Does anybody know the where a morris minor beetleback 1930/31 registered UF 7767 is?It belonged to our family from 1944 to 1977. As an engineering student I part restored the car in the 1960s. After the death of my father the car was sold in the lincolnshire area. I believe the car was restored and may have been fitted withan open four seater body.

    (Posted on 2011-02-16 10:54:00 by Peter Hopfinger)
  22. Leaving a comment here is a quick and easy way to communicate a find, or ask a question concerning a missing Minor.

    (Posted on 2011-02-01 18:10:00 by semi-sport)

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