FOR SALE: 1958 Other Morris Minor 1000
. For sale by ownerSeller Bruce Francis 7732517777 #####@####.###, car is located in IL1958 MORRIS MINOR CONVERTIBLE, Burgandy with red/brown vinyl interior and cream soft top, Engine: four cylinder, in-line, pushrod overhead valve, 948cc; Gearbox: four speed manual with synchromesh on top three ratios, central change; Suspension: torsion-bar independent to front, semi-elliptic springs to live rear axle; Brakes: four wheel hydraulic drum. Left hand drive., The Morris Minor was the first production car designed by the great Alec Issigonis; between 1948 and 1971 more than 1.5 million of them were produced, initially with side valve engines and \'split\' front windscreens. In 1953 came the Series II which, with other improvements, was given British Motor Company\'s famous and long-lived 803cc A-Series engine and in 1957 the capacity was further increased to 948cc. Combining perky good looks with a lively performance enhanced by a crisp gear-change and well-judged gear ratios, the Minor was regarded as one of the best handling small family cars in its day., The four seater convertible was by far the most fun way for a family to enjoy the open air in one of England\'s iconic vehicles. With so many of these having succumbed to the perils of rust, it was fortunate this vehicle was found at the Auburn Auction. It has since proved to be both reliable and fun on the open road. Finished in a deep burgandy exterior, offset by a brand new cream convertible top with complimentary red/brown vinyl interior, we describe this as a beautiful example that is well sorted mechanically, nicely detailed and ready for use.