<b>1959 MORRIS MINOR 1000 TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. M/AT3L 717264

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1959 MORRIS MINOR 1000 TOURER

Sold for US$ 16,500 inc. premium
1959 MORRIS MINOR 1000 TOURER
Chassis no. M/AT3L 717264
948cc OHV Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
2 SU Carburetors
37bhp at 4,750rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Front Independent Suspension – Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Beautifully restored example of the post-war icon
*Charming British drop-top style
*Lots of smiles-per-gallon
*Good support network with spares readily available
*Many clubs and enthusiastic owners to connect with


THE MORRIS MINOR

Arguably the fondest-regarded of all Britain's post-war saloons, the Alec Issigonis-designed Morris Minor was launched at the 1948 Motor Show. The first new post-war Morris design, the unitary construction Minor boasted torsion bar independent front suspension, rack-and-pinion steering, and a four-speed synchromesh gearbox.

Powered initially by the company's 918cc side-valve four, the Minor received an 803cc overhead-valve engine in 1953. A pair of two-door models was offered initially: a saloon and a convertible. A four-door saloon appeared in 1950, estates and commercials following later. In 1956 the Minor 1000 with 948cc A-Series engine appeared, and the model received a further capacity boost (to 1,098cc) in 1962. Despite the many changes the final Minor remained recognizably the same car as the 1948 original. By the time production ceased in 1971, more than 1.5 million Minors of all types had been sold.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Beautifully presented inside and out, this charming Minor 1000 drophead Tourer appears to have been comprehensively restored by quite capable craftsmen. Finished in a striking red exterior color over a red interior and fitted with a tan convertible top, this British icon looks like the perfect choice for Sunday drives along the promenade. The interior is neatly trimmed with wood accents, and is finished off with a wood rimmed steering wheel and gear knob. In its current ownership since the mid-2000s, this Morris Minor 1000 has recently been serviced. With spare parts readily available in most parts of the world, a no-nonsense design and technical layout, these wonderful little cars are known to give much joy to their fortunate owners.

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<b>1959 MORRIS MINOR 1000 TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. M/AT3L 717264
<b>1959 MORRIS MINOR 1000 TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. M/AT3L 717264
<b>1959 MORRIS MINOR 1000 TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. M/AT3L 717264
<b>1959 MORRIS MINOR 1000 TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. M/AT3L 717264
<b>1959 MORRIS MINOR 1000 TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. M/AT3L 717264
<b>1959 MORRIS MINOR 1000 TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. M/AT3L 717264
<b>1959 MORRIS MINOR 1000 TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. M/AT3L 717264
<b>1959 MORRIS MINOR 1000 TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. M/AT3L 717264
<b>1959 MORRIS MINOR 1000 TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. M/AT3L 717264
<b>1959 MORRIS MINOR 1000 TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. M/AT3L 717264
<b>1959 MORRIS MINOR 1000 TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. M/AT3L 717264
<b>1959 MORRIS MINOR 1000 TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. M/AT3L 717264
<b>1959 MORRIS MINOR 1000 TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. M/AT3L 717264
<b>1959 MORRIS MINOR 1000 TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. M/AT3L 717264
<b>1959 MORRIS MINOR 1000 TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. M/AT3L 717264
<b>1959 MORRIS MINOR 1000 TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. M/AT3L 717264
<b>1959 MORRIS MINOR 1000 TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. M/AT3L 717264
<b>1959 MORRIS MINOR 1000 TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. M/AT3L 717264
<b>1959 MORRIS MINOR 1000 TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. M/AT3L 717264
<b>1959 MORRIS MINOR 1000 TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. M/AT3L 717264
<b>1959 MORRIS MINOR 1000 TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. M/AT3L 717264
<b>1959 MORRIS MINOR 1000 TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. M/AT3L 717264
<b>1959 MORRIS MINOR 1000 TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. M/AT3L 717264
<b>1959 MORRIS MINOR 1000 TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. M/AT3L 717264
<b>1959 MORRIS MINOR 1000 TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. M/AT3L 717264
<b>1959 MORRIS MINOR 1000 TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. M/AT3L 717264
<b>1959 MORRIS MINOR 1000 TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. M/AT3L 717264
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