It has charm, character, and nostalgia. It’s been a workhorse, a celebrated classic and a family friend – The Morris Minor. In any configuration, from
Lucky winner, Mike Bartlett, was delighted when he accepted the delivery of his 1968 Morris 1000 Pickup.
After being drawn as the winner on the last live draw of 2023, Mike, with ticket number 4032, won this stunning pickup as well as having £1000 transferred to his bank in time for Christmas.
Everyone here at Bridge Classic Cars would like to congratulate Mike again and we hope he enjoys his very own festive classic.
A few weeks ago, I threw the idea out to the team here at Bridge Classic Cars that we should make our very own Christmas advert. With the likes of John Lewis, Aldi, Coca-Cola, and numerous other big names putting out some incredible festive ads over the last few years, I thought we had the capability to do the same.
As great as the popular Christmas Adverts are, we felt that there was one thing missing from pretty much all of them – a classic car. After a bit of time brainstorming, our 1968 Morris 1000 Pickup caught our eye and, alongside Molly, was chosen to be the star of our festive film.
As Molly walks through the forest, she explores her surroundings, searching for that one special tree that would stand amongst our classic cars throughout December. Once she finds one that fits her criteria, she calls upon the help of our classic Morris Pickup.
After loading the tree into the back of our Morris 1000 Pickup, Molly drives away from the forest on her way back to the workshop, where we were all patiently waiting for her arrival so we could officially start our Christmas celebrations.
Beyond the stunning visuals of our Christmas advert lies the love and passion we all have for classic vehicles. We believe that Christmas is about family and spending time with those that you love. We thought we would show you how, to us at least, a car isn’t just a machine to get you from A to B; it can be a big part of your family and they can have their very own personality.
With the release of our festive film, Christmas has begun at Bridge Classic Cars. There are only a couple of weeks left before the big day, so the entire team would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing even more of you in 2024.
It has charm, character, and nostalgia. It’s been a workhorse, a celebrated classic and a family friend – The Morris Minor. In any configuration, from Traveller to Convertible, the humble Morris Minor is beloved by generations. From school carol concerts, sleepy nighttime drives after spending time with family or bringing home the Christmas tree, the Morris Minor has played a part in so many lives. The most practical and seldom seen, is the Pickup.
This charming Morris 1000 Pickup could be yours just in time for Christmas. Our 1968 Morris 1000 Pickup is the perfect classic Christmas gift for you or a loved one this year.
Finished in that timeless and festive shade of deep and glossy Almond Green, the perfect colour to compliment that festive jumper you always want to wear. With a simple cabin featuring a pair of soft newly reupholstered black seats, our Morris 1000 Pickup is as useful as it is stylish and charismatic with a wood lined cargo bay (with a beige hardwearing canvas tie-down cover) which as seen, can comfortably fit an 8ft Christmas Tree.
Having recent work carried out Morris Minor masters, Charles Ware, in 2018 – ‘The Pickup’ as it is aptly named in the postcard hidden in its glovebox had been meticulously cared for and restored since its reimagining in 2018.
During its time at the Bristol based experts, the car was upgraded with an uprated heater, electronic ignition, cut-off switch, halogen headlamps as well as a reconditioned engine and gearbox being carefully rehomed in the front of this nostalgic work truck.
Now, as you sit back and think about what you really want for Christmas this year, why not enter now for your chance to win our 1968 Morris 1000 Pickup, the ultimate Christmas classic.
And, just to give you a little bit extra this Christmas – we’re giving you £1000 in cash!
From all of us here at Bridge Classic Cars Competitions, a merry Christmas to all! And to all… Good luck!
Take a look at a couple of the films that we’ve done with our very own Molly and our 1968 Morris 1000 Pickup.
And then, have a look at our very special Christmas film that we’ve made.
I would absolutely love this pickup . My dream from being a young girl . Fab x
Jon is now carrying out repairs whilst inspecting our beautiful 1968 Morris 1000 Pickup. This is all in preparation for Molly and the competition team to take control for filming and marketing.
Having been previously restored by the experts at Charles Ware Restoration, the world renowned Morris Minor specialists we don’t expect to find anything too serious to rectofy.
All levels are ok.
We have stripped, cleaned and inspected the brakes. The nearside rear has now been freed off, de-lipped the drums, refitted and adjusted.
All points have been greased and Jon has fitted new nipples to the nearside front trunion.
Strip and fit new nearside track rod end rubber. Glued the scuttle panel rubber seal in place. The grommets have been fitted to the wiring through the nearside bulk head.
The air filter have been removed so we can look into the rich running issue. Jon found the choke cable caught up not allowing the jet tube to return fully. We have remove piston and cleaned along with the needle. We have also fitted a new choke mechanism before operating a few times via choke lever. Tested and it all runs ok.
New tyres to come and a good road test.
We are awaiting the arrival of two more classics that will soon be available to win through Bridge Classic Cars Competitions.
Manufactured in 1932, this is a stunning box saloon.
The body was rebuilt between 2009 and 2010 and has been finished in the rich dark British racing green and black cycle wings. It also had an engine rebuild around 2011 which included a Phoenix crank, aluminium deep sump, Honda pistons, and SU carb.
It also has an uprated twin front damper system and we are very much looking forward to seeing our Ulster arrive at the Bridge Classic Cars workshop in the very near future.
Our 1968 Morris 1000 pickup is a charming British classic. It may look small but it beautifully combines utility and style.
We have had multiple Morris vehicles as competition cars in the past and they have all been very popular, and this one looks to be no different.