1957 Morris Minor ConvertibleGenuine factory
convertible; family owned from new until last year; very smart example ready for
original 1948 Minor - or poached egg as Lord Nufflield delightfully called it -
initially complete with side-valve engine, was a sedate performer but, thanks to
delightful handling and steering, was always a great car to drive.
Minor came in several variants including two and four-door saloons, a
wood-framed Traveller estate, a panel van and a pick-up. Most glamorous and
sought-after of all was the convertible Tourer model which offered top-down
motoring at a budget price. All models were gradually but subtly improved over
time, gaining a one-piece windscreen, better heating and an engine that grew
from a 27bhp 918cc sidevalve unit to a 1,098cc ohv unit that produced 47bhp and
could propel the car to a top speed of 77mph.
This smart little Tourer
came into the vendor's hands in 2021 from single family ownership from new.
Originally purchased by Mr Lee from Thetford, it was passed to his daughter in
Bury St Edmunds when he passed away and still records just two previous keepers
on the V5C.
There are a few bills and invoices going back along with six
old MOTs, its current ticket expiring in October this year - although it is
of course exempt from such things. There is also a driver's handbook on
It has had work done over the years and we are unclear when it
was repainted maroon, the V5c showing it as blue, with evidence of that in the
boot and engine compartment. It has been well done and is nice and
Clearly much loved, it sports an array of aftermarket guages
and has that general air of a carefully owned vehicle.
Supplied as a
genuine factory convertible, it is ready for summer use. For more
information - contact email@example.com