Morris Minor 1000 (948cc engine)

Overview
Produced: 1956-1962, 544048 produced.
Types: Saloon,2 doors,4 seats
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Convertible,2 doors,4 seats
Estate,2 doors,4 seats

By the mid 1950's the Morris Minor was a well established and respected small, family sized car, the one thing it lack though was a sufficiently powerful engine. In 1956 Morris Minor fans got the car they had been waiting for, the Morris 1000, now powered by an improved A-series engine of 948cc.

The new engine gave the 1000 the capability of higher cruising speeds and generally more flexible derivability. Other improvements included a larger rear window on the Saloons and a new one-piece front windscreen. They also replaced the Morris gearbox with a lumpy Austin box which was originally part of the Austin A30 Engine gearbox marriage.  The car still had the Bendix starter, and the SU petrol pump.

The model was an immediate success and by 1961 Morris Minor/1000 production had passed the magic 1,000,000. To mark the occasion a limited run of 350 (one for each UK dealer) lilac coloured Minor 1,000,000's were built. 

Buyers Guide Morris Minor 1948-1971 featured in Practical Classics March 2008 – available from our sister site Bookbase. Click here to view.

Source: Motorbase
Engines
CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
948ccS4 OHVBMC A-Series62.92mm x 76.2mm8.3
Drivetrain and Suspension
DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension
Brakes
FrontRearComment
DrumDrum
Auction Sales History
Lot
Num
Description Auctioneer Date Hammer Price Hammer Price
(inc premium)
353 Morris Mini Minor Saloon Project Bonhams 9 Dec 2013 £5500.00 £6325.00
379 Morris Minor 1000 Traveller Estate Bonhams 7 Sep 2013 £2500.00 £2875.00
078 Morris Minor Convertible Anglia Car Auctions 24 Aug 2013 - £5670.00
37 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible H&H Sales Limited 15 Jun 2013 - £8960.00
134 Morris Minor 1000 Saloon Bonhams 15 Jun 2013 £499.00 £575.00
352 Morris Mini Minor De Luxe Saloon Bonhams 29 Apr 2013 £7800.00 £8970.00
48 Morris Minor Convertible H&H Sales Limited 17 Apr 2013 - £12432.00
321 Morris Mini Minor Saloon Bonhams 2 Mar 2013 £6000.00 £6900.00
156 Morris Mini Minor Charterhouse 10 Feb 2013 Not sold
072 Morris Minor Tourer Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers 28 Nov 2012 £3200.00 -
Unknown Morris Minor 1000 Anglia Car Auctions 3 Nov 2012 - £1175.00
406 Morris Minor Panel Delivery Bonhams 16 Aug 2012 $22000.00 $25300.00
238 Morris Mini Minor De Luxe Saloon Bonhams 16 Jun 2012 £4000.00 £4600.00
83 Morris Mini Minor Anglia Car Auctions 21 Jan 2012 Not sold
103 Morris Minor 1000 Barons 31 Oct 2011 £1800.00 -
161 Morris Minor 1000 Barons 20 Sep 2011 Not sold
20 Morris Minor two door saloon Charterhouse 17 Jul 2011 Not sold
Unknown Morris Minor Anglia Car Auctions 25 Jun 2011 £2835.00 -
'46 Morris Minor Tourer Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers 11 May 2011 Not sold
207 Morris Minor Saloon Charterhouse 17 Apr 2011 £2250.00 -
219 Morris Minor twodoor saloon Charterhouse 17 Apr 2011 Not sold
302 Morris Mini Minor Saloon Bonhams 11 Apr 2011 £3500.00 £4025.00
Unknown Morris Mini Minor Anglia Car Auctions 9 Apr 2011 - £9555.00
Unknown Morris Minor 2 Door Anglia Car Auctions 9 Apr 2011 - £1660.00
351 Morris Minor 1000 DeLuxe Historics at Brooklands 3 Mar 2011 - £1792.00
02 Morris Minor Saloon H&H Sales Limited 8 Dec 2010 Not sold
110 Morris Minor Convertible Barons 6 Dec 2010 £4100.00 -
703 Morris Minor 1000 Saloon Bonhams 17 Nov 2010 £2100.00 £2415.00
110 Morris Minor 1000 Saloon Barons 26 Jul 2010 £3000.00 -
'81 Morris Minor Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers 23 Jun 2010 Not sold
166 Morris Minor Charterhouse 14 Feb 2010 £2250.00 -
102 Morris Minor Saloon Barons 8 Dec 2009 £1000.00 -
672 Morris Minor 1000 Saloon Bonhams 19 Nov 2008 £1500.00 £1725.00
02 Morris Minor 1000 H&H Sales Limited 12 Oct 2008 - £2860.00
221 1960 Morris Minor 1000 Saloon Bonhams 26 Jul 2008 £5500.00 £6325.00
306 Morris Minor ECA Classic Auctions 21 Jan 2007 Not sold
37 Morris Minor 1000 BCA 11 Apr 2006 Not sold
07 Morris Minor 1000 Traveller BCA 1 Aug 2005 - £1650.00
109 Morris Minor 1000 Barons 19 Oct 2004 - £2100.00
402 Morris Minor Convertible Coys 30 Sep 2004 - £2293.00
1557 Morris Minor Convertible Bonhams & Butterfields 13 Aug 2004 Not sold
907 Morris Minor Convertible Cheffins 12 Jun 2004 £4000.00 -
033 Morris Minor 1000 H&H Sales Limited 8 Jun 2004 £1400.00 -
622 Morris Minor 1000 Lambert & Foster 27 May 2004 £550.00 -
037 Morris Minor 1000 H&H Sales Limited 7 Apr 2004 £150.00 -
060 Morris Minor 1000 (1961) Bonhams 29 Jun 2003 Not sold
020 Morris Minor 1000 (1957) BCA 7 Apr 2003 - £1850.00
111 Morris Minor Competition Car (1957) Coys 11 Jan 2003 - £3520.00
955 Morris Minor 1000 (1960) Cheffins 23 Nov 2002 £1100.00 -
327 Morris Minor Convertible (1965) Bonhams 8 Sep 2002 - £1150.00
593 Morris Minor Saloon (1958) Cheffins 22 Jun 2002 £900.00 -
066 Morris Minor 1000 (1961) H&H Sales Limited 29 May 2002 - £3990.00
662 Morris Minor (1960) Lambert & Foster 16 May 2002 Not sold
619 Morris Minor SII (1956) Lambert & Foster 16 May 2002 Not sold
536 Morris Minor 1000 (1956) Bonhams 25 Feb 2002 - £2070.00
005 Morris Minor Convertible (1959) H&H Sales Limited 20 Feb 2002 - £1950.00
210 Morris Minor Saloon (1958) RTS Auctions Ltd 6 Jan 2002 Not sold
211 Morris Minor (1958) RTS Auctions Ltd 8 Jul 2001 Not sold
317 Morris Minor 1000 (1962) Lambert & Foster 14 Jun 2001 CHF925.00 -
001 Morris Minor 1000 (1957) BCA 26 Mar 2001 - £1125.00
C2 Morris Minor 1000 (1959) H&H Sales Limited 17 Mar 2001 £50.00 -
C8 Morris Minor 1000 (1958) H&H Sales Limited 17 Mar 2001 £1400.00 -
213 Morris Minor 1000 (1960) RTS Auctions Ltd 7 Jan 2001 £500.00 -
206A Morris Minor 1000 (1957) RTS Auctions Ltd 7 Jan 2001 £1800.00 -
458 Morris Minor Traveller (1960) Cheffins 2 Dec 2000 $600.00 -
409 Morris Minor Traveller (1959) Cheffins 2 Dec 2000 Not sold
001 Morris Minor SII (1954) BCA 27 Nov 2000 - £1284.00
041 Morris Minor (1957) Barons 10 Oct 2000 Not sold
237 Morris Minor Convertible (1961) RTS Auctions Ltd 8 Oct 2000 - -
221 Morris Minor Convertible (1961) RTS Auctions Ltd 17 Sep 2000 Not sold
076 Morris Minor Traveller (1958) H&H Sales Limited 12 Apr 2000 £3200.00 -
267 Morris Minor Traveller (1959) Cheffins 8 Apr 2000 £1250.00 -
238 Morris Minor (1961) RTS Auctions Ltd 24 Oct 1999 £1700.00 -
064 Morris Minor Tourer (1954) BCA 11 Oct 1999 Not sold
050 Morris Minor (1957) Barons 28 Sep 1999 £1600.00 -
523A Morris Minor 1000 (1957) Brooks 12 Sep 1999 - £978.00
454 Morris Minor 1000 (1960) Brooks 29 Jul 1999 Not sold
507 Morris Minor (1962) Sothebys 16 Jul 1999 Not sold
Unknown Morris 1000 Convertible (1958) AMA 12 Jul 1999 £1200.00 -
701 Morris Minor 1000 (1960) Brooks 18 Jun 1999 Not sold
074 Morris Minor 1000 (1959) Christies 24 Apr 1999 - $8050.00
001 Morris Minor SII (1956) BCA 12 Apr 1999 £600.00 -
217 Morris Minor 1000 (1958) RTS Auctions Ltd 12 Feb 1999 £650.00 -
007 Morris Minor SII (1954) BCA 14 Dec 1998 Not sold
525 Morris Minor 1000 (1958) Brooks 3 Oct 1998 Not sold
026 Morris Minor Saloon (1962) H&H Sales Limited 23 Sep 1998 £1250.00 -
641 Morris Minor Traveller (1959) Brooks 6 Sep 1998 Not sold
381 Morris Minor 1000 (1959) Cheffins 14 Jul 1998 £450.00 -
008 Morris Minor 1000 (1960) H&H Sales Limited 3 Jun 1998 £2600.00 -
047 Morris Minor 1000 (1957) BCA 23 Feb 1998 £2100.00 -
048 Morris Minor 1000 (1957) H&H Sales Limited 18 Feb 1998 £950.00 -
231 Morris Minor 1000 (1961) RTS Auctions Ltd 11 Jan 1998 £1300.00 -
222 Morris 1000 Traveller (1961) RTS Auctions Ltd 12 Oct 1997 £1100.00 -
472 Morris Minor 1000 (1960) Cheffins 11 Oct 1997 £900.00 -
475 Morris 1000 Saloon (1958) Cheffins 11 Oct 1997 £80.00 -
283 Morris Minor Traveller (1967) Brooks 4 Oct 1997 Not sold
295 Morris Minor 1000 (1969) Brooks 4 Oct 1997 Not sold
063 Morris Minor Saloon (1956) H&H Sales Limited 23 Jul 1997 £1800.00 -
211 Morris Minor Traveller (1959) RTS Auctions Ltd 29 Jun 1997 Not sold
224 Morris Minor 1000 (1961) RTS Auctions Ltd 18 May 1997 £1450.00 -
201 Morris Minor 1000 (1958) RTS Auctions Ltd 18 May 1997 £275.00 -
458 Morris Minor 1000 (1961) Dreweatt Neate 15 Mar 1997 Not sold
224 Morris Minor (1959) RTS Auctions Ltd 9 Mar 1997 £1800.00 -
201 Morris Minor 1000 (1958) RTS Auctions Ltd 15 Sep 1996 £415.00 -
406 Morris 1000 Deluxe (1960) Sothebys 15 Jun 1996 Not sold
234 Morris Minor Convertible (1958) RTS Auctions Ltd 14 Jun 1996 £2000.00 -
532 Morris Minor 1000 (1957) Dreweatt Neate 1 Jun 1996 £1200.00 -
203 Morris Minor 1000 (1959) RTS Auctions Ltd 14 Apr 1996 £1475.00 -
273A Morris Minor 1000cc (1962) Sothebys 18 Mar 1996 Not sold
278 Morris Minor Saloon (1959) Brooks 22 Feb 1996 - £2875.00
024 Morris Minor Convertible (1962) ADT 12 Feb 1996 £3100.00 -
234 Morris Minor (1958) RTS Auctions Ltd 14 Jan 1996 £2000.00 -
217 Morris Minor (1959) RTS Auctions Ltd 26 Nov 1995 £720.00 -
038 Morris Minor 1000 (1960) ADT 24 Jul 1995 Not sold
072 Morris 1000 Saloon (1958) H&H Sales Limited 13 Jul 1995 £2200.00 -
427 Morris Minor 1000 (1960) Lambert & Foster 16 May 1995 Not sold
083 Morris Minor Traveller (1963) S.H.Jenkins 27 Apr 1995 Not sold
238 Morris Minor Convertible (1960) RTS Auctions Ltd 23 Apr 1995 £2700.00 -
622 Morris Minor 1000 Traveller (1961) Holloways Auctioneers Ltd 22 Apr 1995 FF160.00 -
002 Morris Minor 1000 (1958) ADT 10 Apr 1995 £2100.00 -
056 Morris Minor (1961) ADT 20 Feb 1995 £4000.00 -
245 Morris Minor (1959) RTS Auctions Ltd 25 Jan 1995 £115.00 -
247 Morris Minor 1000 (1958) Brooks 2 Dec 1994 - £3220.00
005 Morris Minor (1959) ADT 28 Nov 1994 £2300.00 -
015 Morris Minor (1959) ADT 18 Jul 1994 £500.00 -
053 Morris Minor 1000 (1960) H&H Sales Limited 8 May 1994 £750.00 -
037 Morris Minor 1000 (1957) H&H Sales Limited 24 Feb 1994 Not sold
021 Morris Minor (1963) ADT 21 Feb 1994 Not sold
003 Morris Minor (1958) ADT 21 Feb 1994 £2300.00 -
088 Morris Minor Dhc (1959) ADT 6 Dec 1993 £19000.00 -
117 Morris Minor (1958) ADT 21 Jun 1993 £1650.00 -
082 Morris Minor Tourer (1962) Christies 20 Jun 1992 Not sold
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