The Morris Minor debuted at the Earls Court Motor Show, London, on 20 September 1948. Designed under the leadership of Alec Issigonis, more than 1.3 million were manufactured between 1948 and 1972 in three series: the MM (1948 to 1953), the Series II (1952 to 1956) and finally the 1000 series (1956 to 1971).
Initially available as a two-door saloon and convertible, the range was expanded to include a four-door saloon in 1950, a wood-framed estate, the Traveller from October 1953 and panel van and pick-up truck variants from May 1953. It was the first British car to sell over one million units and is considered a classic example of automotive design, as well as typifying “Englishness”.
This Series II is a charming example of the early split-screen Morris Minors which are a rare sight on British roads now. An iconic little car that is sure to bring a smile to a new owner. A detailed restoration was carried out in 1995 by the current owner, and viewing of the paperwork relating to this is encouraged. The car has an MOT until March 2020 for added peace of mind.