Mystery owner leaves vintage vehicle in city centre car park for years

This vintage vehicle has been left in a city centre car park for years as no one knows who the mystery owner is.

The 1965 Morris Minor 1000 is located at the King William House multi-storey car park in Market Place in Hull.

Commuters, shoppers and tourists use the car park every day but when night falls, the Morris Minor is the only car left.

The car’s owner remains a mystery with nothing showing up in the available data on the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) website.

The vehicle hasn’t been taxed since June 2019, but doesn’t need to be because it is currently off the road and won’t be liable for duty until it leaves the car park.

However, the car’s MOT expired in July 2017, HullLive reports.

If the mystery owner decides to drive the car they are at risk of being fined up to £1,000.

It is unclear how long the car has been left in the car park, but based on the MOT status it could be at least four years.

The DVLA site does at least confirm the colour of the car under all that dirt is indeed maroon.

Car park operators APCOA have confirmed the car is not parked illegally.

In a statement, the company said: “The parking charges are paid and up to date so this is not an abandoned vehicle.”

The car has a thin layer of grime that people have written finger messages with over time.

Still visible through the dusty windows is another mystery – a thin long object wrapped in brown plastic and bound black tape lying on the back seat.

In the corner of one rear window, there’s a small sticker of the Leeds Grand de Parp, an annual event started in 2013 by the Leeds branch of the Morris Minors Owners Club – a reminder of more active days for someone’s pride and joy.

The only other clue is a more modern addition to the car’s classic retro curves – a sticker on the boot bearing the name ‘Mildred’ in prominent red lettering.

One possible explanation is that it could be a modern art installation, putting a 1960s vehicle in a ’70s-style car park.