1962 Morris Minor Reviews

1962 Morris Minor 4 door 948cc from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1962
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 948cc Manual
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired38000 miles
Most recent distance50700 miles
Previous carBMW 323i

Summary:

A nice vehicle to enjoy English countryside

Faults:

Converted to unleaded head - hardened valves.

Transmission reconditioned.

Headliner redone.

Modern seats installed.

Brakes upgraded.

Alternator installed.

New suspension.

No seat belts, but at 50 miles an hour you pretty much see what you need to see.

Laminated windscreen installed.

Halogen lights installed.

Original body - no welding - I'm lucky having bought a sound 'shell' on which to build upon.

General Comments:

On country lanes and secondary routes this car is in its own element.

OAPs love it and say their original car never looked as nice as this one.

Easy to tune-up, wealth of parts and shops that are not going to break the bank.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 10th August, 2004

1962 Morris Minor Convertible 0.9 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1962
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 0.9 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired51000 miles
Most recent distance56000 miles

Summary:

A joy to own and drive - if you're not in a hurry

Faults:

Exhaust came loose.

Starter motor came loose.

General Comments:

Other Morris owners wave in the street!

Cutest car on 4 wheels.

Parts are easier to get for this than many modern cars!

A joy to own and drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th January, 2001

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews