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Morris Minor: The Biography: 60 Years of Britain's Favourite by Martin Wainwright

By Martin Wainwright

Split reveal, the indications poking up like perspex orange arms, the notoriously rust-prone flooring, the pootling exhaust observe… just a few of the much-loved features of the Morris Minor or Morris one thousand. Designed through Sir Alec Issigonis again in 1948, in a feeling it used to be Britain’s solution to the Beetle – a bulbous little production that was once additionally Britain’s first mass-appeal vehicle. among then and 1972 while construction belatedly ceased a few 1.6 million have been equipped. there have been variations just like the Morris traveler (timber-framed property vehicle) and the Morris Million (painted pink), whereas the convertible used to be one other well known selection. For hundreds of thousands of ‘newly-marrieds’, or penurious scholars, it used to be their first vehicle. It used to be additionally the type of automobile within which the district nurse did her rounds. In 2008, it's 60 years previous, and Martin Wainwright (who proposed to his spouse over the apparatus stick of a Morris Minor) offers us a unusual and interesting heritage of this quintessentially British motor vehicle. You’ll locate every little thing from the post-70s style for restoring and rebuilding Morris Minors (several garages nonetheless exist to just do that, to the alarming behavior in their bonnets to open at pace and fully vague your imaginative and prescient, their unreliable trunnions, and never to say the esoteric photograph exhibition a few years in the past dedicated to deserted Morris Minors at the West Coast of Ireland.

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