Morris Minor

Morris Minors have been the taxis of Mauritians for decades. I believe that there will be a road show of the vintage Morris Minors soon in Port Louis. My mum learned to drive in one of them, plate number 8937 if I am not mistaken.

The revolutionary Morris Minor was launched at the
Earls Court Motor Show on 20 September 1948.

Sir Alec Issigonis is famous for his creation of the Mini and a range of later cars for the British Motor Corporation (BMC), but he became known to the general public for designing the Morris Minor. It was conceived as a vehicle to combine many of the luxuries and conveniences of a good motor car with a price suitable for the working classes. The Morris Minor, when compared with competitor products in the late 1940s and throughout the 1950s, excelled as a roomy vehicle with superior cornering / handling characteristics. Over 1.6 million of the lightweight, rear-wheel drive car were eventually produced, mainly in Cowley, Oxfordshire, and exported around the world, with many variants of the original model. Production continued in Birmingham, England through to 1971 (for the commercial variants and estate only), and it remains a well loved and collected vehicle.


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