Manufactured by the British Motor Corporation
(BMC), Morris Minor was considered as a vehicles which combine many of
the luxuries and conveniences of a good motor car with a price suitable
for the working classes. It was conceived as a vehicle to combine . 1.6 million
of the lightweight, rear-wheel drive car were eventually produced and
exported with many variants of the original model. The original Morris
Minor excelled as a roomy vehicle with superior cornering / handling characteristics.
Early cars had a painted section in the centre of the bumpers to cover
the widening of the production car from the prototypes. This widening
of four inches (102 mm) is also visible in the creases in the bonnet.
The enduring affection for the "Morrie" is reflected in the
number of restored and improved Morris Minors. Today the Morris Minor
and 1000 are amongst the best served classic family sized cars in the
old vehicle movement and continue to gain popularity. Till today, it remains
a well loved and collected vehicle.