This Morris Minor was parked in Grasmere when GB and I passed through there last week. The revolutionary Morris Minor was launched at the Earls Court Motor Show on 20 September, 1948. Named after an earlier Morris Minor car of 1928, it was the work of a team led by Alec Issigonis, who later designed the Mini. The prototype had been known as the Morris Mosquito, and some later models were called Morris 1000. Variants included the standard saloon, a wood-framed estate called the Traveller, and a convertible, plus a panel van and a pick-up truck version. 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 through to 1971 (for the commercial variants and estate only), and it remains a well loved and collected vehicle.
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