A FAMILY-owned classic British car found in a stable is to go under auction in early spring. 

A 1966 Morris Minor, which has been stored in a stable for decades, will be sold at the Charterhouse auction of classic and vintage cars on March 27. 

Having been owned by the same family since 1978, the saloon version of this Minor has spent much of its life driving around the quiet roads and lanes of Guernsey in the Channel Islands. 

Covered in a thick layer of dust, the auctioneers have said it is “remarkably solid” underneath and is being sold without reserve as the family are moving house. 

It’s said the car will be a good starter project.  

Auctioneer Richard Bromwell said: “I am more used to seeing cars stored in barns, sheds and garages so to find the Moggy resting in a stable makes a change.” 

A popular car in post-war Britain, the Morris Minor became the country’s first car to sell more than one million units, in 1960. 

Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for their auctions of classic and vintage cars on March 27 and for their specialist auction of automobilia on April 3.  

Richard Bromell and the Charterhouse team can be contacted for advice and valuations at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, 01935 812277 or via cars@charterhouse-auction.com