History of the Morris Minor

March 3, 2023

The Morris Motor Corporation originally unveiled the Morris Small, a hugely well-liked British automobile, in 1948. It immediately gained popularity among families in the middle class and was produced in excess of 1.3 million times up until 1971.

Sir Alec Issigonis, who also created the Mini Minor, was the designer of the vehicle. It was initially designed to be a little, reasonably priced vehicle that was simple to operate and maintain. There were numerous models of the Morris Minor made, including a station waggon, a convertible, and a two-door saloon.

The car had a steel shell and was constructed using standard car production techniques. The engine was placed in the front of the vehicle. A 918cc, four-cylinder engine generating 27 horsepower served as its power source. An improved 948cc four-cylinder engine with 37 horsepower was added to the vehicle in 1952.

The Morris Minor was offered for sale through Morris dealerships not just in the UK but also in South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. It was also imported into North America, where people there began to recognise it as a dependable and inexpensive vehicle.

Throughout its production, the Morris Minor underwent several updates and modifications, including changes to the body design, engine upgrades, and the addition of new features such as synchromesh gears and disc brakes.

Written by: Matt Grill
Matt Grill is the Director and Founder of BSharp Tech,  entrepreneur, software developer, digital marketer, photographer, geek, husband and father. 

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