2018 marks 70 years since the first Morris Minor models rolled off the production line. In this celebratory publication, Ray Newell looks in detail at the development of the wide range of models produced during a 22-year production run and the continuing worldwide interest in this iconic British car.
Morris Minor Series MM 1948-1952
Morris Minor Series ll 1952 -1956
Morris Minor 1000 (948cc) 1956-1962
Morris Minor 1000 (1098cc) 1962 -1971
Convertible models ended production in 1969, saloon models in 1970 and traveller and commercial models in 1971.
The book also refers to the Morris Oxford and Morris Six models introduced at the same time as the MorrisMinor which were marketed alongside the Minor.
The Morris Minor, designed by Alec Issigonis, was one of Britain’s most popular cars, and 2008 will mark 60 years since the first production models rolled off the production lines at Cowley in Oxfordshire. In this celebratory publication, Ray Newell looks in detail at the development of the wide range of models produced during a production run which spanned twenty two years in the UK. Using mainly contemporary materials covering four decades, he transports the reader to an era when the pace of life was much slower and the marketing of vehicles considerably different to the slick advertising of today. Issigonis’ sketches of the prototype cars, sales brochures, promotional materials, and rare and unusual photographs make this a fascinating story.
The Morris Minor regularly tops the polls in the Classic Car press as Britain’s most popular classic car. The owner’s Club boasts 10,000 members in the UK. Other clubs worldwide have thriving memberships too. STOP! Don’t buy a Morris Minor without buying this book FIRST! Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from Ray Newell’s years of Morris Minor ownership: learn how to spot a bad car quickly and how to assess a promising one like a professional. Get the right car at the right price! Packed with good advice from running costs, through paperwork, vital statistics, valuation and the Morris Minor community, to will it fit in your garage and with your lifestyle? This is THE COMPLETE GUIDE to choosing, assessing and buying your dream car.
Models covered (1952 to1971):
saloons, convertible & Travellers, Morris Minor Series II (803cc) 1953-1956, Morris 1000 (948cc) 1956-1962, Morris 1000 (1098cc) 1962-1971.
Making lavish use of original factory photos, the book is a wonderful information-packed voyage through the history of the car in its many guises, from the first prototype of 1943 to the last GPO vans of 1972. Written by a leading expert and supported by the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, this is an essential book for every Minor owner and for every enthusiast of the lovable little Morris.
William Morris was Britain’s most prominent industrialist of the inter-war years. At one stage his famous ’Bullnose’ Morris, made in his ever-expanding works in the Oxford suburb of Cowley, took 41 per cent of the British market - a figure no other domestic manufacturer has ever achieved. The first Morris car was built in 1913 and the last in 1984. The story of the rise and fall of the business is a fascinating one, encompassing two world wars, commercial success at home and embarrassing failure abroad, and countless models that found a special place in the heart of the British motorist. This book examines anew the career of the modest but dynamic Morris and tells in detail the story of all the cars carrying his name.