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Driven – 1961 Morris Minor

Before the Mini left its mark as one of the most iconic cars to ever come from Britain, Sir Alec Issigonis had already established a reputation for brilliance with the Morris Minor. The first car built in the United Kingdom to sell more than one million units, the landmark Minor has been hailed as a…

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Major Success – The Morris Minor

Before the Mini made its mark as one of the most iconic British cars ever produced, Sir Alec Issigonis had already established a sterling reputation for brilliance with the Morris Minor. The first car built in the United Kingdom to sell more than one million units, the landmark Minor has been hailed as a design…

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Minor Ambition – A Morris Minor Affair

Could it have been my unsuccessful attempts to buy a dilapidated Morris Minor Traveller at the tender age of 13, much to my parent’s horror? Or was it when John Noakes (Blue Peter fame), in his series, ‘Go with Noakes’, placed an advert in a shop window selling his beloved Morris Minor Convertible? I didn’t…

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Long, Long Trail A-Winding

In the pre-dawn darkness I reached out and gave the choke knob a little tug and felt smoothness settle over the car. Needs about two flats down on the mixture nuts. Last night’s test run was cut short by a loose connector on the headlight dip-switch. I should make it from Monterey to Redding in…

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Minor Life Moments

I have come to realize that the month of June 2013 marks the 53rd year of my personal involvement with a single particular Morris Minor—a pearl grey, red interior tourer that was purchased on an overseas delivery program by my late father, Rear Admiral Joseph F. Quilter of Portola Valley California.  The history of this…

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Morris Minors: New Love for an Old Classic

(On our travels around the country with the Moss Road Show, we’ve been struck by the large numbers of Morris Minors and their enthusiastic owners we met. So we asked Tony Burgess of the Morris Minor Registry to give us an update on the “Mighty Minor” scene in the U.S. today. —Ed.) The Morris Minor…

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