1952 Morris Minor Convertible  Chassis no. FCE11/166927 Engine no. 167075
Lot 500
1952 Morris Minor Convertible
Registration no. OPB 233 Chassis no. FCE11/166927 Engine no. 167075
Sold for £ 3,450 (US$ 4,333) inc. premium

Lot Details
1952 Morris Minor Convertible  Chassis no. FCE11/166927 Engine no. 167075 1952 Morris Minor Convertible  Chassis no. FCE11/166927 Engine no. 167075 1952 Morris Minor Convertible  Chassis no. FCE11/166927 Engine no. 167075
1952 Morris Minor Convertible
Registration no. OPB 233
Chassis no. FCE11/166927
Engine no. 167075

Footnotes

  • By January 1961 the Morris Minor had sold one million units to become the UK's most successful post-war car to date. By then it had undergone a number of detail alterations: in place of the original's 918cc sidevalve engine there was an overhead-valve unit of 948cc, the latter driving through an improved gearbox; the styling too had been revised, the headlamps moving from the radiator grille to the wings on the Series II, and the split front screen being superseded by a curved one-piece windscreen on the Minor 1000. Semaphore trafficators would soon give way to flashing indicators, and shortly after that - in 1962 - the Minor received its final engine up-grade, to 1,098cc. Despite the many changes this final Minor remained recognisably the same car as the original that had debuted at the 1948 Motor Show.
    Acquired by the current owner in 1998, this early Minor Convertible benefits from the improvements made to subsequent models, including the 1,098cc engine and up-rated gearbox and suspension. Regularly maintained by Minor Mania and subsequently by RJG Classics, the car has covered relatively few miles over the course of the past eight years. It is offered with sundry service/maintenance invoices, old-style green logbook, recently expired MoT (April 2005) and Swansea V5 document.
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