Lot 353 - 1957 Morris Minor Minor 1000 Convertible
|Odometer reading||42,660 miles|
|Estimate||£4,500 - £6,500|
|Result||Sold - £8,400|
The Morris Minor was a British economy car that debuted at the Earls Court Motor Show on 20th September 1948. Designed under the leadership of Alec Issigonis, over 1.3 million examples were manufactured from 1948-1971. The Minor was manufactured in three series; Series I, Series II (1952) and finally the 1000 series such as the car offered today. These 1000 series cars benefitted from an engine which was increased in capacity to 948cc and are differentiated from earlier examples of the marque by their curved one-piece windscreen replacing the two-piece split windscreen and an enlarged rear window. Other modifications specific to this car is a new dashboard layout including a lidded glove box on both the driver and passenger side of the dashboard.
This three owner 1957 Morris Minor convertible has only covered 42,700 miles from new, is completely original and in very good condition throughout. Finished in Teal blue with fawn interior and soft top, it was purchased by the vendor in 2006 from a garage proprietor who kept it on display in his showroom, he acquired it from the first lady owner who sold it to him in 2002. It is supplied with a V5C registration document, old MoT test certificates from 1963 which confirms the mileage, invoices and the original handbook with accessories supplement. With its simplicity, reliability and ease of repair due to parts being readily available, the Morris Minor is the perfect entry to classic car ownership and this car, especially being a convertible, ticks all the right boxes.
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