Lot 130 - 1955 Morris Minor

Lot 130 - 1955 Morris Minor

Lot 130 - 1955 Morris Minor

Lot Number 130
Registration VKJ 435
Chassis Number FB346904
Engine Number 800
Odometer reading 60,132 miles
Estimate £10,000 - £16,000
Result Sold - £7,840

The Morris Minor 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 and, indeed, the 1,000,000 example was sold by Historics in 2015. Initially available as a two-door saloon and convertible, the range was subsequently expanded to include a four-door saloon in 1950 and wood-framed estate. Other changes included a modified dashboard layout with toggle switches, textured steel instrument binnacle and larger convex glove box covers. A different heater completed the interior upgrade whilst the larger, more modern combined front side/indicator light units, common to many BMC vehicles of the time, were fitted to the front wings.

This lovely split screen early example of this British classic is presented in grey with new red leather interior which looks fantastic. After an extensive restoration where new carpets were fitted, new tyres and a respray was undertaken, this wonderful little classic Morris is good enough for any collector or just simply to be enjoyed on the road.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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