Cars for sale
1956 Morris Minor Convertible Splitscreen
Selling on commission.
Known affectionately as the ‘Moggy’, the Morris Minor is one of the best loved cars of all-time. First released in 1948, this sought-after British classic brought a new, revolutionary design to the market.
Alec Issigonis’ ground-breaking vision for the Morris Minor was an instant hit. Taking its name from its convenient size, the Morris Minor was first produced as a 918cc two-door, which was quickly followed by the hugely popular 4-door convertible. Soon, the range expanded to include panel vans, pick-up trucks and more.
Originally known as the ‘Mosquito’ during its production phase, the Morris Minor was designed as a universal car that could bring precision and pleasure to all. True to his word, on its release, the Morris Minor was hailed as a comfortable, accessible and high-performing car.
Inspired by the Citroen Traction, Issigonis utilised independent suspension, rack and pinion steering, unitary construction, smaller wheels and a forward-placed 918cc side-valve in-line four engine, to create a car with superior handling, precise steering and a spacious, enjoyable ride.
With a top-speed of 64 mph and able to manage an impressive 40 miles per imperial gallon, Issigonis’ vision was a triumph.
The early Morris Minors are easily identifiable by their front bumpers which feature a painted mid-section, a result of the adaptions that were made to the width of the car during production, at the behest of management concerns that it was too small.
1952 saw the release of the upgraded Series II, featuring an Austin-derived engine, gears, propshaft and axle-casing. The Series II Moggy was quickly followed by the iconic Traveller estate with its ash wood framework and side-hinged doors. Two years, later a new dashboard and centrally-mounted speedometer were added.
In 1971, to much dismay, production of the Morris Minor ceased, as the Mini and Morris 1100 found their feet.
This sought-after, British classic Series II Morris Minor Convertible Splitscreen is in good condition for its age. This cherished Morris Minor Convertible has a fully reconditioned engine, as well as, recent restoration work and is both MOT and tax exempt. With the owner looking for a quick sale due to health reasons, this is a great, but fleeting opportunity to buy an ever-popular model, that is not to be missed.
Incredibly, this lovingly cared for 1956 Morris Minor Convertible Splitscreen has only had two owners from new. This remarkable feat of British design is only up for sale because its present owner is sadly no longer able to drive it for health reasons.
A genuine original factory Morris Minor convertible, the Moggy has undergone restoration works within the past few years and has a fully re-conditioned engine. This classic convertible is both MOT and tax exempt.
This fine Splitscreen Moggy is being sold on commission and we are proud to have been entrusted with the sale.
With its fully re-conditioned engine and restoration works, this Morris Minor Convertible drives and handles well for its age. The early series Minor’s 803cc 4-cylinder engine produced 30 bhp from new and this much-loved Minor lives up to expectations.
The current recorded mileage is 16,500
Exterior: Finished in green with a cream roof, the paintwork remains in good condition, having been subject to restoration works a few years ago.
Interior: With a complementary green interior, this Splitscreen Morris Minor Convertible has new carpeting throughout and re-upholstered seats.
Rowland says: “This is Splitscreen Convertible Morris Minor is possibly the most-sought after variant of this classic British car, apart from the 1948-1951 lowlights. Such a popular car, won’t be around for long. With the owner looking for a quick sale, be sure to contact us if you are interested.
Come and see it for yourself!
VIEWING IS BY APPOINTMENT – Please call on 0333 3355 054 first to ensure availabilty.
- Condition: Used
- Transmission: Manual
- Recorded Mileage: 16500
- Engine Size: 803
- Cylinders: 4
- Date First Registered: 1956
- Drive Side: Right Hand Drive
- Fuel: Petrol
- Exterior Colour: Green with Cream Hood
- Interior Colour: Green
- Tax Exempt: Yes
- MOT Exempt: Yes
- Our Price: £9995
- Our Grading: 3