1959 Morris Minor Convertible

Genuine factory car; lovely state of preservation; a super example with a snug hood; ready for immediate enjoyment

This charming, original '59 Tourer in Smoke Grey with contrasting interior (leather seats)) has had just seven owners from new, the current being the son of the previous owner who bought it on his retirement some 11 years ago.

It is clearly a car that has enjoyed a charmed life as evidenced by the condition of the original interior as well as the underside which appears to be completely sound and unwelded - unlike the vast majority!

As one would expect, she has had some remedial paintwork over the years, but apart from a small amount of flaking to the lower part of the boot lid, the bodywork is largely sound and blemish free. The panel fit is also exceptionally good and consistent with an original, unrestored example.

On a recent road test she started promptly and performed well with smooth gear changes, the only defect noticed was a slight weakness on 2nd gear synchromesh when changing down (nature of the beast).

The hood has been replaced at some time in the fairly recent past and fits snugly. In fact, the owner was caught in a shower on his way here and has confirmed that the rain did not penetrate at all!.

A Brake Servo is the only deviation from standard and helps to rein her in with minimal effort, the car driving as one would expect.

The Morris 1000 is a surprising good car to drive, thanks to the excellent rack and pinion steering wheel and torquey A-Series engine. Couple this with open top motoring and one can see why these Convertibles enjoy such enduring popularity. This genuine little car comes with its original handbook and an invoice for a comprehensive service this time last year, since when just a few miles have been covered.

For more information - contact matthew.parkin@brighwells.com

Reg No: 219DYB
Chassis Number: MAT3699445
Engine Number: 9M-U-H281035
Engine Size: 948
Docs: V5C, 5 old MOT's, Hand Book, few Invoices

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Estimate: £8,000-10,000

Lot 21

Lot ended

Wednesday 22/06/2022

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

£8,008
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