Lot 211 - 1954 Morris Minor Two-Door Saloon
|Result||Sold - £2,128|
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 Traveller, along with the van and pick-up versions.
This very good 1954 Morris Minor two-door saloon was the subject of a cosmetic restoration which started in June 2010 and completed a year later, during which the floors were repaired and the car was repainted; it was also rewired and a number of electrical items replaced. The brakes were overhauled, new tyres and inner tubes fitted, new stainless-steel exhaust system and it had new carpets throughout. Finished in green with green interior, this Morris Minor is supplied with a V5C registration document and an old MoT test certificate. 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.
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