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by Matt Brogan

Now you may have noticed that sometimes our news is, well, a little from left field. Perhaps even a lot from left field. This piece is no different.

Most of us are old enough to remember the ABC TV series Mother and Son starring (among others) a black Morris Minor convertible… and here it is, for sale!

OK, so I’m not sure how many of our petrol head friends will appreciate an automotive dinosaur with barely enough power to fight its way out of a wet paper bag and any one with half a clue on how to steer will wince at an antique boasting all the handling finesse of a bloated pig on roller skates, but you have to admit, in a quirky, off centred kind of way, it is a piece of Australian motoring history.

The 1955 Morris Minor Series II Tourer (scoff), which was purchased exclusively for the role on the popular ABC series, will feature at the Sydney Summer Auction and is estimated to attract offers between $7000 and $12000.

For more information, contact Shannons.

  • Bavarian Missile

    Damn when I saw this I though great…Paul Morris’s Dad is selling off Paul and his wife……..SAD…..

  • Oz.

    Is it all original? Does it have the 1000cc motor, or a Datsun stuck in it?

  • Reckless1

    These went pretty well with a Holden 6 installed, and the holden rear end and front subframes. They looked great too, with the extra flares required.

  • Frugal One

    Classic show!

    “Not washing in that bucket” :-)



  • Matt

    All original Oz.

  • Maurie

    If it’s original it will have the 850 engine.

  • Lcat

    50+ secs to 60mph. (if it mattered!)

  • hugo


    A beautifull car ……….

    is it for sale????

    then please contact me’



    • dale payne

      we have a 55 convertible my father in law bought brand new.I have done the brakes,seats,carpets,new wide rims and tyers and my wife feels like she is finally able to part with it.I have photos if you would like to see them.

      • http://www.caradvice.com.au patricia

        I’d like to see those photos. Very interested in a 55 convertible as I was born that year. Hope you still have it.