19th Jul 2005, 12:27
The review was evocative of past experience with Morris Minor's (the smell of the upholstery, unmistakable!. It has also helped in making me take the leap of buying one after 20 years of procrastination! I shall aim for a sound one though, not a restoration which can be a false economy!
31st Aug 2006, 07:21
That was fantastic,
I stumbled across this after buying my first Minor, I'm 16 years old and this is my first car, it's got a bit of rust, but nothing that can't be cut out and replaced, and as for that exhaust, yes it really is something special.
There is nothing like having one of your mates try and start it with the key, I find it normally takes them a few minutes to work out that there is a button.
The interior is like nothing I have ever smelled, its amazingly distinctive and I know that smell from a mile off.
There is nothing I love more than a Sunday of sunshine to take out my Morrie and let the world enjoy it.
11th Nov 2006, 12:44
I am the proud owner of a 1956 Morris Minor Traveller.
Morris is an understatement in good taste. It has a design philosophy of simplicity and economy, void of obsolescence even though it is slow. More speed and lower gas mileage is not what we need in this rapidly accelerating world.
Rumored that over 100,000 are still running and in daily service around the world. All parts are still available, not to mention the support and friendship you can find through the many clubs international.
10th Feb 2007, 06:16
That is a great description! I am also a proud owner of a 949cc Morris Minor 1959. I am only 18 and I find that if kept in a tip top condition the car will go on forever! I have had no real problems with it so far and a decent coat of underseal maintained properly will keep the old girl going for a good few years yet. What a truly amazing British piece of motoring.
18th Mar 2007, 17:32
I just got given a minor that was completely stripped and rusted through, but I am about to have it sandblasted rebuilt and painted shiny black I was just wondering where you can get parts for it. but yes I have to agree even in a rusted through clapped out old minor the smell of the interior is like nothing I have ever smelt before.