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Morris Minor


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INTRODUCTION 1 From sketch pad to production 2 Early Years. Series MM Saloons, Tourer and Convertibles 3 The Morris range 4 Nuffield exports 5 The Series ll models 6 Production methods and testing 7 Morris 1000 8 The Traveller models 9 The Light Commercials 10 Power and performance 11 Optional extras 12 Towards the end 13 Variations on a theme Index and Brochure cross referencing section The post production era. (developments since 1971) including upgrades Morris Minors Around the World. ( the continuing interest in and support from clubs and organisations to ensure the continued use and preservation of the Morris Minor.)

About the Author

Ray Newell is a recognised authority on the Morris Minor, having written extensively on the subject over a number of years, and is a true enthusiast with a wealth of experience in owning, driving and restoring this popular car. He is also the National Secretary of the UK-based Morris Minor Owners' Club, a position he has held since 1983. This revised and exciting publication has been compiled to celebrate the landmark achievement of 70 years since the Morris Minor entered production. Using contemporary materials, Ray has drawn on his expansive personal collection aA ' as well as those of fellow enthusiasts aA ' to produce a striking publication which transports readers back to the years when the Morris Minor was in production and when it was being assembled from CKD kits in other parts of the world. In this book the author brings the Morris Minor story up to date with a comprehensive review of the factors which have made the Morris Minor one of the most popular classic cars and an enduring favourite with owners throughout the world. Ray has also written the Morris Minor Essential Buyer's Guide in the popular Veloce series.


This 228-page epic celebrates the Minor's 70 years on the road and is an update on the author's previous 60 years effort. From the start, Newell's offering is jam-packed with photographs, brochures, advertising material and technical information - around which wends an expectedly authoritative text. Just poring over the fabulous and extensive selection of publicity material is a treat in itself, but even those considering themselves familiar with the model range can find surprises, such as the rare, Danish-assembled 'Combi.' There are, of course, chapter on modified Moggies and the club scene, but without a doubt it is the historical aspect that will be the main draw and those shelling out for a copy won't be disappointed. - Classic & Sports Car. A colourful and informative birthday celebration of the British icon in all its forms. - Classic Cars. Every aspect of the car's design, production and worldwide marketing has been covered. There is also a wealth of period photos and advertising material, much of which I was amazed to have never seen before. Then there's a large chunk of the book that covers the Minor's post-production life, from the worldwide club scene to the popularity of modifying Minors. It's all written in Ray's well-developed easy-going, informal style, which is always a pleasure to read. - Minor Matters. Lavishly illustrated with informative text from a well-respected author. The book has some wonderful colourful nostalgic advertising illustrations. - Classic Van & Pick-up. Celebrating the Minor's 70th anniversary, this new release updates the similarly-titled book that hit the shelves some ten years ago, though there's much that's been changed for this revision - it's not just a tacked-on chapter at the back of the book. There are more period advertisements and art featured throughout, while extra content includes details and photographs of the electric Minor that was famously created by London Electric Cars. Unquestionably, this is a book for those who want to read the entire story of the Minor, from genesis to the present day. - Classic Car Weekly. This book is a must to complete any collection of Morris Minor memorabilia, but it is also an interesting and entertaining read for anyone interested in vehicles of the era and particularly the story of the Morris Minor. - New Zealand Classic Car.

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