It has been a while since I have brought you are run down car on Rotting in Style, so here is one! I am back at the Gabel Collection in Florida to bring to you a 1967 Morris Minor. Now, I am NOT done with Alaska videos, but I just wanted to head back here to show you something different.
Anyway, yes a 1967 Morris Minor. I knew nothing about this model or even this manufacturer until I ran into this specific car, or at least what is left of this specific car. My research tells me this a Morris Minor 1000 based off the year that was told to me.
As for the Morris Minor 1000 specs, this car comes with a 1,098cc A-series inline four that makes a neck snapping 48 horsepower, a top speed of around 77 miles per hour, and a fuel consumption of about 38 miles per gallon. Obviously by today’s standards, the only thing really eye catching there is the MPG rating.
The Morris Minor, which started in 1948, was so popular, that in 1961 it became the first British car to sell more than one million units. It is interesting to note that the US made Model T was finally discontinued in 1927, and that’s after 15 million had been sold!
Speaking of selling, the original MSRP of this car was about $1,680. That’s about $11,960 in today’s money. That means this car was priced around what a Nissan Versa is today.
However, like all cars on Rotting in Style, this car does not look like it did back in 1967. While you can tell it was once white, a good amount of the original metal and paint has rusted and flaked off. Life forms and decaying plant material cover the rest. The interior is torn up and dirty.
I don’t know if this car runs anymore, but even if it did, it’s probably going to continue to sit where it is, Rotting In Style.