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Morris Minor 1000 (1098cc engine)


Produced: 1962-1971, 303443 produced.
Types: Saloon,2 doors,4 seats
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Convertible,2 doors,4 seats
Estate,2 doors,4 seats
Morris Minor Convertible 2 (1965)

In 1962 what would be the last of the Morris Minor / 1000 series derivatives arrived on the scene, the (1098cc) Morris 1000. The new 1000 introduced some worthwhile improvements, the biggest change of coarse being the new, larger capacity engine. Other modifications included a new dashboard layout (a lidded glove box on the passenger side, an open cubby hole in front of the driver), a different heater, plus new, larger tail/flasher and front side/flasher lamps.

From 1962 the 1000 range began to slowly wind down to the inevitable close in 1971. By 1969 production of the Morris 1000 Tourer had stopped, next went the Saloons in 1970 and finally the Traveller and commercials in 1971. Today the Morris Minor and 1000 are amongst the best served Classic, family sized cars in the movement and continue to gain popularity. 

Buyers Guide Morris Minor 1948-1971 featured in Practical Classics march 2008 – available from our sister site Bookbase. Click here to view.

Source: Motorbase


1098ccS4 OHVBMC A-Series62.93mm x 83.72mm8.5

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension


Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
77 mph0 s0 s38 mpg48 bhp 0five to 5.5 thousand rpm.




WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
7' 2"4' 2"0' 0"12' 4"5' 1" 0 (15)0' 0"

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