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Rides from the Readers: 1959 Morris Minor 1000

Today’s featured vehicle is a 1959 Morris Minor 1000. Although Morris began Minor production in 1948, the 1000 model featured here—distinguished by its “A-series,” 948-cc four-pot and one-piece windshield—didn’t hit the streets until 1956. From 1956–71, new Minor 1000s roamed the streets of Britain in droves; Morris would eventually produce more than 1.5 million, with body styles ranging from two- and four-door hardtop sedans to a two-door convertible and a two-door Traveller woody “wagon.” UK-specific models even included pickup and van iterations. The only major mechanical change to this diminutive top-seller was an engine upgrade from the 37-hp, 948-cc motor to a 49-hp, 1098-cc variation in 1962.


This particular Minor 1000 belongs to Christopher Lane, who uses it as his daily driver for local trips around his hometown of Seattle ... Read the full article on