A little bit of Morris Minor history

There are two classic cars on British roads today that are not only instantly recognisable, but were also designed by the same person. They are the Morris Minor and the Mini. The lead designer for both cars was Sir Alec Issigonis and both were designed during his tenure with the British Motor Corporation.

The Morris Minor debuted at the Earls Court Motor Show in London on the 20th September 1948 and more than 1.3 million were manufactured between 1948 and 1972.

The first Morris Minor variants were the two-door saloon and the tourer (convertible). There followed a four-door saloon in 1950 and a wood-framed estate, known as the Traveller in 1952 along with the panel van and pick-up truck models, both of which had their own chassis independent of the vehicle body.

A few Morris Minor owners past and present give us their take on this endearing British classic. 

Race track manager, broadcaster and petrol head Paul Woodford takes a look at the Morris Minor.