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 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

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, whi....[continue reading]

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




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