History of Morris

The story of the Morris Minor begins with the very first Morris product the 1912 `Bullnose', and along the way to the Morris Minor of 1948, we visit the important precursors to the final product.

 [bullnose][Minor] [Morris Eight]


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The long story of the Morris Minor began in May 1940, when Miles Thomas the new Vice Chairman and Managing Director saw the need for Morris to develop a new small 4 seater car to be introduced after the end of World War II. This project was placed entirely in the hands of Alec Issigonis by the far-sighted chief engineer, Vic Oak.

Into Production

Often the transition from prototype to production is a smooth transition, but the Morris Minor is an interesting montage of last minute changes, compromises and infighting.