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    1962 Morris 850

    After playing around with mini bikes for way too long and wasting waaaaaaay too much money on them I decided to get a proper mini again.

    The last minibike i built was pretty full on:






    I was lucky enough to sell it without loosing toooo much and then this beauty came along:










    It's an original 1962 Morris 850. The very first model to come to Aus. No heater, no radio, no seatbelts, no carpet, no winding windows, no synchro 1st, no outside rear vision mirrors etc etc but a huuuuge amount of character and fun!

    It only has a smidgen more power than my old minibike but man is it fun to drive!
    '60 VW Kombi Ute
    '62 Morris Mini
    '15 Audi S3 Sedan - SOLD
    '10 G6E Turbo - SOLD
    '99 RZ Supra - SOLD

    #2
    very nice, look after it

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      #3
      great colour as well...very retro
      .

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        #4
        Yeah, very nice Glenn!! Nice garage, very good mix!!

        S
        Have you heard??

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          #5
          lots of awesome.

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            #6
            Thanks guys. Don't worry, it gets looked after like a baby. Only mod was to put an old man hat on the parcel shelf.

            You might have noticed it has two different tyres on the front - gotta sort that.

            Bit of history - it was bought by a then young lady back in 1963 in country Victoria. She owned it up untill three years ago when she passed away. Another guy bought it from the estate and parked it in his garage - only did something like 200miles in it untill i bought it about 6 months ago.

            Original 60k miles!
            '60 VW Kombi Ute
            '62 Morris Mini
            '15 Audi S3 Sedan - SOLD
            '10 G6E Turbo - SOLD
            '99 RZ Supra - SOLD

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              #7
              Wow what an amazing little car, dont mod it, that would be a crime.
              Originally posted by Einstein
              The definition of insanity is repeating the same action and expecting a different result

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                #8
                Gorgeous!! This is exactly the same as the very first car I spun!

                Slide windows! Starter button on the floor? Cord door pulls?
                Originally posted by Billzilla
                Remember - Ignorance in the true sense of the word does not equal stupidity.
                Wilful ignorance does though.

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                  #9
                  The high res shots you sent me of it Glenn are my current wallpaper... Beautiful little car!
                  ...meh.

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                    #10
                    And back to Front Wipers............. I Like!!
                    1969 Datsun 1000 Sedan
                    1989 1.6l Daihatsu Charade

                    Life For me Has it's UP'S and DOWN'S........ I fix ELEVATORS

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by milo View Post
                      And back to Front Wipers............. I Like!!
                      That's the easiest way to pick a Mk1 Cooper from a Mk2 Cooper.......Mk1 has back to front wipers

                      [/useless info]

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                        #12
                        Love the Mini, had one for my first car.
                        Are you heading to the 50th Birthday Show at the showgrounds this weekend?

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by carcrazy View Post
                          Wow what an amazing little car, dont mod it, that would be a crime.
                          Don't worry, there's no chance in hell of any modifications happening to it!!


                          Originally posted by VE Safari View Post
                          Gorgeous!! This is exactly the same as the very first car I spun!

                          Slide windows! Starter button on the floor? Cord door pulls?
                          Yup, floor button start! No pul cords - the Austin 850 had pull cords, the Morris 850 had little handles.


                          Originally posted by RNGTR View Post
                          The high res shots you sent me of it Glenn are my current wallpaper... Beautiful little car!
                          Thanks Rod, maybe one day ill sunday drive it up to your place!


                          Originally posted by milo View Post
                          And back to Front Wipers............. I Like!!
                          Originally posted by willsy01 View Post
                          That's the easiest way to pick a Mk1 Cooper from a Mk2 Cooper.......Mk1 has back to front wipers

                          [/useless info]
                          That is the easiest way to tell for sure. Back to front seems to work ok, even if they are single speed and weak sauce in power! I've only driven it

                          Originally posted by djf View Post
                          Love the Mini, had one for my first car.
                          Are you heading to the 50th Birthday Show at the showgrounds this weekend?
                          Yep for sure. Was going to show my Mini but all got too hard - i live ~180km away - a massive drive in this thing at 50mph!
                          '60 VW Kombi Ute
                          '62 Morris Mini
                          '15 Audi S3 Sedan - SOLD
                          '10 G6E Turbo - SOLD
                          '99 RZ Supra - SOLD

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                            #14
                            Very nice!

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                              #15
                              Nice work. Same as my first car
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