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Lot 110: Morris Minor Convertible

Classic - Collectors - Historic and Sports Cars, Barons (6 December 2010)

The Morris Minor was a British economy car that debuted at the Earls Court Motor Show, London, on 20 September 1948. Designed under the leadership of Alec Issigonis, over 1.3 million examples were manufactured from 1948-1971. Initially available as a 2-door saloon and tourer (convertible), the range was subsequently expanded to include a 4-door saloon in 1950 and wood-framed estate (the Traveller), panel van and pick-up truck variants in 1952.

The Minor was manufactured in three series, Series I, Series II (1952) and finally the 1000 series (1956). One author described the Minor as typifying Englishness.

The example offered here is said to be in excellent condition throughout and benefits from a new hood which was only completed a week before the sale. Finished in Old English White with red interior and red hood, the car looks the part and is said to drive very well. Though not a factory convertible, the car is said to be an excellent conversion, which was carried out around 20 years ago.

This pretty Minor is equipped with the 1098cc engine and is said to be quite happy in modern traffic, providing quintessential British classic motoring.

Lot Details
Auction Classic - Collectors - Historic and Sports Cars
Barons, Surrey
TypeCar
Lot Number110
Estimate£4500-£6000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£4100
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1962
Condition rating0
Registration numberHVS913
Mileage-
Chassis numberUT3919891
Engine number156823
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors