1959 Morris Minor Review from UK and Ireland

1959 Morris Minor Convertible 0.9 petrol

Year of manufacture1959
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 0.9 petrol Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance81000 miles
Previous carMorris Minor


As practical as a 42 year old car gets, and oozing with character


Distributor problems - wrong one fitted.

A bit leaky!

General Comments:

My second moggie, rebuilt by me five years ago.

A real head turner, I can't go anywhere without a lot of interest being shown.

Lovely gleaming black paintwork/red hood.

Not very comfy and no good when you're in a rush (that's what my modern car's for).

Well worth owning. One you've been bitten by the moggie bug, you'll always want to own one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th April, 2001

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