This bad wagon has the appeal of an American surf wagon but on steroids.
If you're in the market for a unique classic that isn't seen often and can conquer the road less traveled, then this 1960 Morris Minor Traveler Woodie Wagon may be right up your alley. It has plenty of room for a camping trip or outdoors adventure with the family, and it also has enough ground clearance to go where many cannot. If this is an awesome wagon you can't live without, it is crossing the auction block with The Republic Auction on November 22-23, 2019 in Dallas, Texas.
Real wood framing on the body has the appeal of an American surf wagon, but on steroids. This bad wagon has been completely restored and built on a Suzuki 4x4 chassis. It is powered by a Chevrolet 4.3L V6 engine topped with an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor and connected to a 200R4 automatic transmission complete with overdrive. Also, this full-time four-wheel-drive Morris Minor classic features a Griffin aluminum radiator and an electronic fuel pump.
Dubbed the Morzuki, it features all books, records, diagram, and build sheets. The California black tag also comes with the vehicle and is titled as "1960 Morris".
Gallery: This 1960 Morris Minor Traveler Woodie Wagon Is Ready For New Adventures
Produced in England from 1948 to 1971, the Morris Minor was produced in competition with Volkswagen. The two cars had plenty in common such as their size, price, appearance, and power. The difference is Minor Morris had the engine in the front while Volkswagen was powered by an engine in the rear. Body styles did not change often, so the doors, hoods and fenders were interchangeable on the Woodie wagon, sedan, and convertible.
The Morris wasn't considered a powerful car by any means. In fact, it was considered very under-powered. Swapping in an engine from an MG or Datsun wasn't uncommon to add a little pep in its step, and they would also add disc brakes from an MG Midget or Austin-Healey Sprite.