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1959 Morris Minor 1000

Chassis number : M/AT3L 717264

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Sold for $16,500 at 2015 Bonhams Amelia Island Auction.
The Alec Issigonis-designed Morris Minor was introduced in 1948 and was the company's first new post-war design. It had a unitary construction, a torsion bar independent front suspension, a four-speed synchromesh gearbox, and a rack-and-pinion steering system. Initially, power was from the company's 918cc side-valve four-cylinder unit. In 1953, the Minor received an 803 over-head valve powerplant. A 948cc A-Series engine was installed in 1956, which grew to 1098cc in 1962.

Initially, the Morris Minor was offered as a two-door model in saloon and convertible configuration. In 1950, a four-door saloon appeared, followed by estates and commercials later.

Production continued until 1971, with more than 1.5 million Minors of all types sold.

This particular example is a Minor 1000 Drophead Tourer that has been comprehensively restored. It is finished in a red exterior with a tan convertible top. The interior is red with wood accents, and there is a wood rimmed steering wheel and gear knob.

Power is from a 948cc overhead valve four-cylinder unit fitted with 2 SU carburetors and offering 37 horsepower. There is a four-speed manual transmission and four-wheel drum brakes.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2015

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2015 Bonhams Amelia Island Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $20,000-USD $30,000 
Sale Price :
USD $16,500

1959 Morris Minor 1000 Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Morris Minor 1000

(Data based on Model Year 1959 sales)
1959 MORRIS MINOR 1000 TRAVELLER
Chassis#: FLA552122
Sold for USD$28,000
  2019 Bonhams : Quail Lodge Auction
 
1959 Morris Minor 1000
Sold for USD$12,000
  2019 Greensboro Auto Auction : March 2019
 
1959 Morris Minor Series III Convertible
Sold for USD$18,700
  2018 Mecum : Kansas City
 
1959 Morris Minor
Sold for USD$11,750
  2017 GAA : March
 
1959 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible
Chassis#: FCA47577349
Sold for USD$16,500
  2017 The Finest : Boca Raton
 
1959 Morris Minor 1000
Sold for USD$3,630
  2016 Auctions America : Auburn Spring
 
1959 Morris Minor Convertible
Chassis#: FCD4636462
Sold for USD$16,000
  2015 Mecum : Monterey
1959 Morris Minor 1000 image  1959 Morris Minor 1000 image  
1959 Morris Minor 1000 Traveller
Chassis#: M/AW3L 778216
Sold for USD$52,250
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Amelia Island
1959 Morris Minor 1000 image  1959 Morris Minor 1000 image  
1959 MORRIS MINOR 1000 TOURER
Chassis#: M/AT3L 717264
Sold for USD$16,500
  2015 Bonhams Amelia Island Auction
1959 Morris Minor 1000 image  1959 Morris Minor 1000 image  
1959 Morris Minor 1000
Sold for USD$1,400
  2015 Anglia Auction
 
1959 Morris Minor 1000 (948cc)
Chassis#: M-A2S3/770265
Sold for USD$300
  2015 Anglia Auction
 
1959 Morris Minor Kingston
Sold for USD$4,350
  2015 Silver Auction - Arizona in January
 
1959 Morris Minor 1000
Sold for USD$2,517
  2014 Anglia Auction
 
1959 Morris Minor 1000 Traveler
Sold for USD$19,000
  2014 Auctions America : California
 
1959 Morris Minor Convertible
Sold for USD$17,000
  2014 Mecum - Kissimmee
 
1959 Morris Minor 1000 Woody Traveller
Sold for USD$20,000
  2014 Mecum - Kissimmee
 
1959 MORRIS MINI MINOR SALOON PROJECT
Chassis#: M/A2S4/5456
Sold for USD$10,570
  2013 COLLECTORS' MOTOR CARS AND AUTOMOBILIA
 
1959 Morris Minor 1000 Saloon
Chassis#: 7A2S3769073
Sold for USD$909
  2013 Bonhams - The Banbury Run Sale
 
1959 Morris Mini Minor Saloon
Chassis#: M/A2S4/629
Sold for USD$10,377
  2013 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia
 
1959 MORRIS MINOR 2 DOOR COUPE
Chassis#: MA2S3L679172
Sold for USD$11,275
  2012 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas
 

Morris Minor 1000s That Failed To Sell At Auction

1959 Morris Minor 1000's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1959 MORRIS MINOR 2018 McCormick's # 65$9,000  
1959 Morris MinorMA253757692015 Barons Auction : Annual Yuletide Classic   
1959 MORRIS MINOR ROADSTER 2014 Mecum Kansas City$18,000  
1959 Morris Minor Pickup CustomJ4838112014 Russo & Steele Scottsdale   
1959 Morris Minor Pro Street 2013 Silver Auction Arizona in the Fall$17,000  
1959 MORRIS MINOR TWO DOOR 2003 Kruse Auction Ft.Myers, Fl$3,500  

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