Morris Minor 1000 Convertible
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In October 1962 the larger and more powerful 1,098cc engine arrived for the Morris Minor giving the car extra performance to help it compete against the competition, in particular the Ford Anglia and Vauxhall Viva. The 64.6 X 83.7 mm, 1,098cc engine gave 48bhp @ 5,100 rpm and differed from the 948cc unit in that it featured a strengthened ribbed crankcase, and a thrust washer at the centre main bearing. Compression was a fairly high 8.5 to 1 and an SU carburettor was still used. Total production for the open Morris Minor was only 74,960 cars, between 1948 and 1969, or in other words around six out of every hundred cars built, making these the rarest and most desirable models today.