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Why hire a Morris Minor Traveller?

This trusty 1960s classic car, nicknamed the ‘Woody’ because of its wooden (ash) frame, brings back many fond memories.

For a fantastic classic car experience grab a picnic, stow it in the roomy boot, and head off for the Yorkshire countryside. You’ll have great fun in our Morris Minor Traveller hire car.

Our Traveller is perfect for a short break or classic car holiday. Having so much glass, a Traveller’s got great all round visibility. For panoramic views as you drive through the Dales or North York Moors, you can’t beat it.

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Experience driving a Morris Minor Traveller

Morris Minor Traveller hire
Morris Minor 'Woody'
Morris Minor Traveller interior
Morris Minor Traveller Hire car front view

Pick up point for the Morris Minor Traveller is Ampleforth

Hire our Morris Minor from £148 to £215 per day

Morris Minor Traveller Hire

Our four seater Morris Minor Traveller for hire in Yorkshire was built in 1968 and is painted in a nice shade of taupe with the traditional varnished woodwork and a red interior.  It has the 1,098 cc engine, drum brakes on all four wheels and a brake servo has been added to improve braking.  The Traveller has inertia reel belts in the front, but there are no seat belts in the back.

There is enough room in the back for family luggage, and a picnic including chairs or a pair of fold up bicycles.

A Morris Minor Traveller hire in Yorkshire lets you experience the lasting charm of this popular classic car.

Our four Morris Minors are hired out in association with the Yorkshire based charity, Autism Plus. Young adults supported by Autism Plus are involved in preparing the Morris Minors to be hired out, enabling them to learn and develop work related skills.

History of the Morris Minor

The half-timbered Morris Minor Traveller was introduced in late 1953. ‘Traveller’ was a Morris naming tradition for estate cars.

Always popular, some 215,000 ‘Woodies’ were manufactured until production ended in 1971. The Traveller was of the same monocoque construction (where the chassis is integral with the body) as the Morris Minor saloon. However, it also had an exposed, structural ash frame with aluminium panels for the rear bodywork, and two side-hinged rear doors.

The floor and “cab” section of the Woodies were built at the main Morris plant at Cowley. Then construction continued at the MG factory at Abingdon. Here the varnished wood and aluminum rear structure was added. The woodshop at the MG factory was perfect for this part of the process. This was because the wood frame bodied MG TF had been built here, and was being phased out in favour of the all steel MGA.

To read more about the history of the Morris Minor go to our Morris Minor Convertible page.




4 cylinder 1098cc BMC A-series engine

Top Speed

Top speed 77 mph,  0-60 in 24.8 seconds

Power (BHP)

48 bhp at 5,100 rpm and 60 lb ft of torque at 2,500 rpm


38 mpg


4 speed manual with synchromesh on 2nd, 3rd and top


Drum brakes with a brake servo



2 door, 4 seater estate car

Luggage Space

Good sized luggage space


Rose taupe with red upholstery.

Travelling to the Morris Minor pickup point

Our Morris Minor hire car is available for collection near Ampleforth, North Yorkshire. Our location is within easy reach of all the major towns and cities in the north of England. We are in an ideal location for Morris Minor Hire York and Harrogate. For Morris Minor hire Middlesbrough and Darlington, our proximity to the A1(M) or A19 means you don’t have too far to travel either. Once you’ve collected it you can drive our Morris Minor hire car anywhere in the UK subject to our terms and conditions.

Hire a Morris Minor as a gift

Gift vouchers available for that special person in your life.

Prices – Select the option that suits you best

No single price suits everyone, so Classic Car Hire North gives you a choice of packages

All Day Hire

09:00 – 20:00


Additional days £170 per day

Prices include 200 miles per day

The All Day option is ideal for those who want a tour of the Dales, Moors or the Yorkshire coast.  The generous mileage limit of 200 miles will even get you to and from the North Pennines AONB. Few people do more than 170 miles in any of our cars when they hire a car for 1 day, so they don’t incur excess mileage charges.

24 Hour Hire

Return within 24 hours


Additional days £170 per day

Prices include 200 miles per day

The 24 hour option is evening to evening and suits those who are planning an overnight stay.

Weekend Package

If you would like to hire one of our Morris Minors for the weekend, please contact us for further details.

2 Day Mid Week Package

Tuesday 09:00 to Wednesday 20:00


Wednesday 9:00 to Thursday 20:00


Price includes 300 miles

The 2 day midweek option provides a lower price for those who have time on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays for a leisurely 2 day break.


All prices include insurance for 1 driver

Additional drivers £20 per day per driver

Picnic for 2 can be added at £35

Excess mileage charge £0.95 per mile

Security deposit £750

The security deposit is not taken until you pick the car up, and is done as a pre-authorisation on your card. This means that no money is actually taken, it just authorises us to take up to that amount in the unlikely event that the car is damaged during your hire.

Driver Insurance Requirements

Driver minimum age 25, maximum age 75

In general, drivers need to have had:

  • a full licence for 2 years or more
  • no more than 6 penalty points on their licence
  • no more than 1 claim in the past three years
  • no mental or physical problems which affect their ability to drive

If you have any queries please contact us.

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