1958 Morris Minor Convertible / FCJ4/624548 Chassis Information

1958 Morris Minor photograph

1958 Morris Minor photograph

1958 Morris Minor photograph

1958 Morris Minor photograph

1958 Morris Minor photograph

1958 Morris Minor photograph

1958 Morris Minor photograph

1958 Morris Minor photograph

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Convertible
Chassis #: FCJ4/624548
Engine #: 9M-U-H/198263
Sold for $25,300 at 2017 RM Sothebys : Hershey.
The Morris Minor 1000 was one of Alec Issigonis's first masterpieces. Released in 1948, it featured a unitary construction with a torsion bar front suspension, and flat four engine. The following year, in 1949, exports to the United States began, which required raising the headlamps from their position in the grille in order to meet local codes. Body styles initially included both two- and four-door saloons, and a little tourer.

When Morris merged with Austin to form the British Motor Corporation, a Series II Minor was introduced featuring an 803cc overhead valve Austin A-series engine from the A30. Also at this time, a Traveler estate car, a van and a pickup were introduced, built on a separate chassis frame. In 1956, the engine was enlarged to 948cc, at which time the name 'Morris 1000' was adopted.

The Morris Minor 1000 was inexpensive and popular, with more than 140,000 produced for 1958 alone.

This particular example was found by the current caretaker in 2005. It was found in Central Pennsylvania where it had been stored unused for over three decades. A restoration commenced in 2009. The work included disassembling the vehicle down to the bare frame, sandblasting, and repainting it in its original shade of Primrose Yellow. The transmission was completely rebuilt and the front brakes were upgraded to discs. It received a new convertible top and the interior was also redone.


By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2017


2017 RM Sothebys : Hershey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$15,000-$20,000 
Sale Price :
$25,300

2019 2
2018 1
2017 4
2015 5
2014 1
2013 1
2010 1
2009 1
2008 1
2001 1

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1958 sales)
1958 Morris Minor Panel Van
Sold for $9,900
  2019 Mecum : Harrisburg
 
1958 MORRIS MINOR PICKUP
Chassis#: 0FB477608
Sold for $22,000
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1958 Morris Minor 1,275cc Convertible
Chassis#: ICJ2/657367
Sold for $8,979
  2018 Bonhams : Beaulieu Sale
 
1958 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible
Chassis#: FCJ4/624548
Sold for $25,300
  2017 RM Sothebys : Hershey
1958 Morris Minor image  1958 Morris Minor image  
1958 Morris Minor Traveller
Chassis#: FLA4/625082
Sold for $45,100
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
1958 Morris Minor image  1958 Morris Minor image  
1958 Morris Minor Pickup
Chassis#: Z26074C60707
Sold for $33,500
  2017 Mecum : Los Angeles
 
1958 Morris Minor Utility (Modified)
Sold for $27,486
  2017 Shannon's - Sydney Summer Classic
 
1958 Morris Minor
Sold for $3,625
  2015 Anglia Auction
 
1958 Morris Minor 1000 1000
Chassis#: FBB431573513
Sold for $8,250
  2015 Motostalgia Auction - Indianapolis Brickyard
 
1958 Morris Minor 1000
Chassis#: FAA1617164
Sold for $4,704
  2015 Historics at Brookland
 
1958 Morris Minor Tourer
Sold for $5,565
  2015 Anglia Auction
 
1958 Morris Minor 1000 Two Door Saloon
Sold for $5,900
  2015 Leake Auction - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
 
1958 Morris Minor 1000
Sold for $9,000
  2014 Leake Auction : Oklahoma City
 
1958 Morris Minor 1000
Sold for $3,500
  2013 Mecum Auctions - Dallas 2013
 
1958 Morris Minor Convertible
Sold for $5,500
  2010 Auctions America : Auburn Collector Car Auction
 
1958 Morris Minor Quarter-Ton Pickup
Chassis#: OFB 477608
Sold for $18,720
  2009 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance, Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia
 
1958 Morris Minor Traveller Station Wagon
Chassis#: 7635686
Sold for $20,613
  2008 Shannons Auction - 2008 Shannons Melbourne Spring Classic Auction
 
1958 MORRIS MINOR CONVERTIBLE
Sold for $10,500
  2001 Kruse Auction - Branson, MO
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1958 Morris Minor's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1958 Morris Minor 1/4 Ton Pickup 2019 Mecum Portland$17,000  
1958 Morris Minor 1/4 Ton Pickup 2018 Mecum : Las Vegas$21,000$20,000$25,000
1958 Morris Minor Utility (Modified)1918665252017 Shannon's Sydney Summer Classic $12,000$15,000
1958 Morris Minor1000 2015 Silver Auction Arizona in January$7,500  

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