Lot 341 - 1956 Morris Minor
|Result||Sold - £4,000|
The Morris Minor was debuted at the Earls Court Motor Show in London on 20th September 1948. Designed by Alec Issigonis, more than 1.3 million were manufactured between 1948 and 1971. In 1952, the Morris Minor was updated with an Austin-designed overhead valve, A-Series engine, replacing the original side-valve power plant. Cosmetically the front wings and grill were replaced, and the head lights moved from the grill to the front wings. In 1952, in addition to the two and four door saloon and the four seat convertible, an estate version was introduced, known as the Traveler, along with the van and pick-up versions.
Originally registered on 19th July 1956, this Morris Minor has been in the same family since new.
Restored some 10 years ago although sadly little is known by whom, the Morris still presents in good order today and is a perfectly useable example. The car is still very sound, with a particularly smooth and quiet engine. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a host of previous MoT test certificate, together with some of the original documentation; split screen Morris minors are becoming increasingly rare and sought after. This is an interesting and useable example for a very modest outlay.
Previous lotLot 340 - 1995 Jaguar Sovereign Saloon
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