This Just In – 1968 Morris Mini 850 MkII

By Craig Ranson
By Craig Ranson

Managing Director – Bridge Classic Cars

Just arrived at the Bridge Classic Cars restoration workshops at our Suffolk HQ is this wonderful 1968 Morris Mini 850 MkII with an incredible story.

The car is coming in for our restoration teams to inspect and assess the entire car to compile their condition reports on the car – checking everything mechanical and aesthetic.

The story of this car is brilliant:

The car is one of 90 believed to still be on the road from the 206,000 Morris Mini MkII’s built.

Built on the 20th of June 1968, by the 26th of that month the car was on its way to C D Hay & Son in Cyprus for its new owner where the car would spend the next 41 years. In 1974, following the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, the car was locked away until being uncovered in 2015 where it was then handed over to a restoration specialist on the island to bring back to its former glory.

Due to it being hidden away not long after its build, the MkII still has its original, matching numbers 850cc engine and gearbox to this day – Leading us to believe the displayed 10,354 miles are genuine.

In 2017, the beautiful little MkII was brought back to the UK.

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