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1958 Morris Minor

This 1958 Morris Minor Convertible was auctioned at the 2006 Christies Auction at the Monterey Jet Center where it was expected to fetch between $20,000 - $30,000. At the conclusion of the sale, it had found a new owner for a price of $19388. It is a left hand drive vehicle with four-wheel hydraulic drums and a four-cylinder engine that creates an adequate 40 horsepower. It body sits atop semi-elliptic springs and a live rear axle.

The four-seater convertible is a very enjoyable vehicle with excellent fuel economy and appropriate performance. The Morris Minor was designed by Alec Issigonis and between 1948 through 1971 more than 1.5 million examples were sold. The original Minors were equipped with side-valve engines and a split front windscreen. The Series II was debuted in 1953 and brought with it minor improvements including the 803 cc A-Series engine. The engine was again increased in 1957 to a 948cc unit.

This example has a red exterior with whitewall tires and a red vinyl interior.


by Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2006

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1958 Vehicle Profiles

1958 Morris Minor vehicle information

Chassis Num: FCA 41 05732
Engine Num: H64143

Red with red vinyl interior and black soft top....[continue reading]

1958 Morris Minor vehicle information

Station Wagon

Chassis Num: FLA4/625082

The Morris Minor remained in production for more than two decades. The car's designer, Alec Issigonis - the father of the Mini, had intended power to come from a horizontally opposed engine. Instead, an existing L-head unit from the Morris 8 was sour....[continue reading]

1958 Morris Minor vehicle information

Convertible

Chassis Num: FCJ4/624548
Engine Num: 9M-U-H/198263

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Chassis #: FCA 41 05732 
Station Wagon
Chassis #: FLA4/625082 
Convertible
Chassis #: FCJ4/624548 




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Price Comparison

1958 Minor
$1,650-$18,600
1958 Morris Minor Price Range: $1,550 - $1,650

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Morris
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
1953Chevrolet (1,346,475)Ford (1,247,542)Plymouth (650,451)7,000

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