A History of The Morris Minor
Like all classic cars The Morris has a rich and varied history -
This page indicates the main points of its creation and development with links taking you elsewhere for further information.
The Morris Minor is a British economy car that debuted at the Earls Court Motor Show, London, on 20 September 1948. Designed under the leadership of Alec Issigonis, more than 1.3 million were manufactured between 1948 and 1971.
Initially available as a 2-door saloon and tourer (convertible), the range was subsequently expanded to include a 4-door saloon in 1950, and in 1952 a wood-framed estate (the Traveller), panel van and pick-up truck variants.
The Minor was manufactured in three series: the MM (1948), the Series II (1952) and finally the 1000 series (1956).
A simple history of the Morris Minor can be found here along with further information on the styles, designs and models of this most iconic British motor.