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1959 Morris Minor 1000

The Morris debuted in 1948 as a two-door sedan and open touring variations. The Traveller - a light duty station wagon - arrived in October 1953.

Total production for 1959 Morris Minor was 105,759 of which 17,483 were Travellers. The 1000 Series denotes its 948 cc four-cylinder engine, Rack and Pinion steering and 4-speed transmission.

This car sat outdoors for 19 years, after brake failure and an unfortunate contact with a tree. The tires actually sunk into the pavement where it sat. The current owners bought the car for a parts car, but decided to restore it instead. The car is an AACA Senior Grand National Award winner and received the 1998 AACA National Award - S.F.Edge Trophy.


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1959 Vehicle Profiles

1959 Morris Minor 1000 vehicle information

Wagon

Chassis Num: M/AW3L 713245

Iconic designer Alec Issigonis was the creator of the Morris Minor. Over 1.4 million units were built between 1948 and 1972. Britain's Woodie is not a term used in England, and estate is used typically more frequently than station wagon, however Morr....[continue reading]

1959 Morris Minor 1000 vehicle information

Sedan

Chassis Num: M/AT3L 717264

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1959 Morris Minor 1000 vehicle information

Wagon

Chassis Num: M/AW3L 778216

The Mini Minor, the brainchild of Sir Alec Issigonic, was developed in 1943 but made its official debut at London's 1948 Earls Court Motor Show. It came equipped with a 23 brake horsepower, 918 cubic centimeter pre-war Morris 8 flathead four cylinder....[continue reading]

Wagon
Chassis #: M/AW3L 713245 
Sedan
Chassis #: M/AT3L 717264 
Wagon
Chassis #: M/AW3L 778216 

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Price Comparison

1959 Minor 1000
$1,770-$22,750
1959 Morris Minor 1000 Price Range: $1,560 - $1,770

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Morris
1964Chevrolet (2,318,619)Ford (1,594,053)Toyota (1,068,321)285,000
1963Chevrolet (2,237,201)Ford (1,525,404)Fiat (957,941)273,000
1962Chevrolet (2,061,677)Ford (1,476,031)Fiat (957,941)185,000
1961Ford (1,338,790)Chevrolet (1,318,014)Volkswagen (807,488)7,725
1960Chevrolet (1,653,168)Ford (1,439,370)Toyota (1,068,321)155,000
1959Chevrolet (1,462,140)Ford (1,450,953)Volkswagen (575,407)147,000
1958Chevrolet (1,142,460)Ford (987,945)Volkswagen (451,526)140,000
1957Ford (1,676,449)Chevrolet (1,505,910)Plymouth (726,009)5,375
1956Chevrolet (1,567,117)Ford (1,408,478)Buick (572,024)115,000
1955Chevrolet (1,704,667)Ford (1,451,157)Buick (738,814)145,000
1954Ford (1,165,942)Chevrolet (1,143,561)Plymouth (463,148)955

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