1959 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible
Miles Shown 20888
Engine 950 cc(58 cu in) inline 4 cyl.
Transmission 4 speed manual, Color Red/ Brown conv. Top
The Morris Minor was Britain’s first million-unit seller, making it a true “people’s car” with over 1.5 million built before production ended. The 1000 series began production in 1956.
This nice little Morris Minor Convertible car looks great overall. It does have some issues we wish to point out: a dent and scratch in the left rear fender and a scratch on the right side. All of the fenders appear to have some filler in them. The floors have repairs with fiberglass in places. The frame has some rust-through at on cross member and in the front frame rails. The trim and hubcaps looks good with only minor scratches and the bumpers are also in pretty good shape. The convertible top has been replaced and is in good condition; it needs a fit adjustment.
The interior seats have been recovered. The driver’s seat bottom could use new padding. The carpet is showing wear, but the door panels look good. The gauges are in good shape.
The 4 cylinder engine runs but the 2 back cylinders are very weak. The compression is good on all cylinders. Someone has changed the intake and carburetion from a single carb to a dual carb set-up. This car has a 3 speed manual transmission that seems to function correctly in all gears and the clutch works properly.
The front brakes work but the rear wheel cylinders seem to be stuck and do not apply at all. It will need new lines at the rear as well as new hoses front and rear. It would be advisable to replace the master cylinder, all wheel cylinders and new shoes. All of the tires are about 20 years old so they should be replaced to drive. The car comes with its spare tire and wheel and a jack in the trunk.
This car has great appeal and is very collectible. It has been housed inside in a static vehicle display for many years as part of a large private collection. It could be a fun convertible with some work. Parts are pretty easy to find for these cars and are not real expensive, a great car to attend a British Field Meet or to get running to tour around.