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Bill Burtons Morris Minor Saloon




The car was purchased brand new by my father in 1953 from the Bridge Garage in Grinton Swaledale; this was the year when Maxwell’s in Northallerton came on to the market!


He later sold the car to his father, my Grandad, so he could buy a van this is why it has been in the Burton Family all it’s life.


When I got access to it in about 1985 it needed some attention.


Walkers garage in South Otterington fitted new rear wings and welded parts of the chassis to get it through the MOT. It was then put away in a garage in Reeth, where hurricane Charlie totally flooded the whole the garage was in, and it was left for about 18 months before my good friend Henry Baier was given the task of totally re-furbishing it back into superb condition, as it still is today.


Well done and many thanks Henry, RIP.