Lot 150 - 1952 Morris Minor series II Convertible
|Sold - £11,760
- Early split screen example
- Original convertible from the factory
The Morris Minor 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 803cc overhead valve, A-Series engine replacing the original side-valve unit. The engine had been designed for the Minor's main competitor, the Austin A30, but became available when Austin and Morris were merged into the British Motor Corporation. Cosmetically the front wings and grille were replaced, and the headlights moved from the grille to the front wings. In 1952, in addition to the two and four-door saloon and the four-seat convertible, an estate version known as the Traveller was introduced (a Morris naming tradition for estates, also seen on the Mini), along with the van and pick-up versions.
This stunning fully restored early split screen example was first registered on 1st May 1952 and supplied from new as a factory convertible. Presented in gleaming black coachwork with contrasting red trim and beautifully fitted new hood. The engine has been replaced with an uprated later Morris engine enabling this car to, more purposefully, keep up with modern traffic yet still retain a period feel. In this condition the car is really a joy to drive and would adorn any show, a credit to its owner and sure to be loved and cherished for many more years by its new custodian.
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