06/12/2023

1954 Morris Minor Series II Split Screen Original Factory Tourer (Convertible)

1954 Morris Minor Series II Split Screen Original Factory Tourer (Convertible). Finished in a very attractive old English white with beautiful red upholstery and contrasting soft top - £7950 Get your picnic basket and tartan blanket dusted down and get ready for a summer of fun in this little beauty. If this little gem doesn’t bring a smile to your face check your pulse! She carries her original FC chassis number, confirming she was built as a factory convertible and not a later saloon conversion. In an era when most convertibles were strictly two-seater, removing the roof from the much loved Morris Minor was nothing short of a master stroke. Its compact footprint, practicality and modest price tag ensured the Minor Convertible was an instant hit and it remains the most desirable variant of the quintessential British classic to this day. With only around 76, 000 convertibles built out of a total 1. 6 million Morris Minors, a factory convertible is now becoming a rare site on British or Irish roads. A split screen and an early one which carried over the famous "Cheese Grater Grille" from the Series 1. She's in absolutely lovely condition inside and out. The 'Old English' white paintwork is bright and presents really well. The contrasting dark red hood, and the retrimmed interior make her a pretty site in anyone’s eyes. Driving more like a 998cc than a 803 thanks to a BMC Gold Seal replacement unit with the plate on the rocker cover stating that this unit is powered by a WESLAKE conversion. Weslake Research and Development was founded by Harry Weslake, described as England's greatest expert on cylinder head design. Low cost classic car insurance. Free road tax and MOT exempt. Very affordable entry level classic car, economical to run with inexpensive maintenance costs. All parts are readily available for ongoing care and maintenance. Please don’t compare this old girl to a modern car. She’s 70 years old, and there may be imperfections, blemishes and age related wear and tear in there somewhere, even if not apparent on first viewing. It is inevitable that some degree of tinkering may be required even to a car in this condition. Owning a classic car is a hobby and you will spend time and money in ongoing care and maintenance, this is part of the joy of owning a classic car. DELIVERY - Help with delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland. VIEWING - 7 days by timed appointment. We do not have a showroom or display area, items may have to be brought from our secure storage to view and advance notice will be required. WHO ARE WE - A long career in the car industry began in 1974 as an apprentice car mechanic. I started my own car repair and sales business in 1982 in Belfast moving to a two acre site in Newtownards in 1992, eventually selling to Charles Hurst. Having acquired my own small collection of classics, and as the old adage says "You Can't Keep Them All", Cherryvalley Cars and Classics was born! CONTACT - Available 7 days 9am to 7pm call Harry 0739 44444 80

Morris Minor Convertible