1958 Morris Minor Review from UK and Ireland

1958 Morris Minor 1000 0.95

Year of manufacture1958
First year of ownership1972
Most recent year of ownership1973
Engine and transmission 0.95 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 miles
Most recent distance96000 miles


Best 50 quid I ever spent


I bought it with a real oil-burner engine, soon replaced. In the last week of the old engine I had a lot of fun, it revved SO easily!!

Clutch linkage broke one time, fixed with parts from a scrapper.

Ever try to do the seals in the master-cylinder? Nightmare!! You had to lever the torsion bar out of the way to remove the mounting bolts.

Poor old thing died very quickly of terminal rust... I blame the North Sea air.

General Comments:

This was my first car, and I loved it. Maybe slow, but you could throw it around corners with predictable results, I could do the 10 miles from my favourite watering-hole in 10 minutes on country roads.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st July, 2003

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 1 review