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“The original Minor MM series lasted from 1948 until 1953. It included a pair of 4-seat saloons, 2-door and (from 1950) 4-door, and a convertible 4-seat Tourer. The front torsion bar suspension was shared with the larger Morris Oxford, as was the almost-unibody construction. Although the Minor was originally designed to accept a flat-4 engine, with four distinctive gaps in the engine bay to accommodate it, late in the development stage it was replaced by a 918 cc (56.0 cu in) side-valve straight-4 producing 27.5 hp (21 kW) and 39 lbf·ft (53 N·m) of torque. This little engine pushed the Minor to just 64 mph (103 km/h) but delivered 40 miles per imperial gallon (7.1 L/100 km; 33 mpg-US). Brakes were 4-wheel drums”

Out for a walk around Hayle, I came across this old beauty, I had one when I was 18, and thought I was a king in (MY ROLLS ROYCE!!!)
They went forever on a gallon of petrol,
“Oh Come back Yesterday”

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My Fo!rmative years were spent between two wartime airfields, so each night was spent sleeping in shelters, and school was always tense as dogfights were being fought overhead,
We made our own amusement in those days, and presents were second hand wooden toys if any could be found.
My teenage life found me on Motorbikes and fast cars.
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My Later life was dogged by peaks and troughs of health problems.

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  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradouralmost 2 years ago

  • Dennis Melling
    Dennis Mellingalmost 2 years ago

    Gosh we had a Morris Traveller when first married in 1965. I converted this into a camper and we had some fabulous times in her including breast feeding when our daughter arrived :)
    Dennis

  • Hello dennis wern’t they great ole cars??. I had such fun in mine, as it sems you did as well,
    many thanks

    – mrcoradour

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellalmost 2 years ago

    I often drove one in NZ, but it had a bad fault. In heavy rain over there the water came through the radiator and wet the distributor. You stopped and waited until the heat of the engine dried it out, when you could start again and hope the rain eased up.

  • LOL we stopped that problem with putting a rubber cover over it, thanks for stopping by

    – mrcoradour

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekalmost 2 years ago

    Great find and capture Malcolm … I always wants one of those … beautiful old car and design :)

  • Morning Susie thank you very much, my mispent youth was dicovered in my ole Morris LOL

    – mrcoradour

  • JDL15
    JDL15almost 2 years ago

    nicely maintained and a good capture

  • Morning Johnt hank you very much.

    – mrcoradour

  • Marilyn Harris
    Marilyn Harrisalmost 2 years ago

    Very nostalgic image! My grandmother had a Morris Minor, similar colour too! Great photo Malcolm! :o)

  • Hello Marilyn thank you so much great ole cars.

    – mrcoradour

  • billfox256
    billfox256almost 2 years ago

    I recall seeing these often in BBC Mystery movies!!!! A great looking auto!!!
    Excellent capture Malcolm!!! Bill

  • Aftrenoon Bill thank you very much, he took this without any help from me at all,

    – mrcoradour

  • Yannik Hay
    Yannik Hayalmost 2 years ago

    A beauty! And very well captured! I love that old blue as well. I bet you must have felt like a king in that car. Great work :)

  • Yep I nearly asked the guy if he wanted to sell it, But the boss stepped in LOL
    many thanks

    – mrcoradour

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 2 years ago

    Oh, the nostalgia of it all! This is an adorable wee creature. My mother had a grey Morris Minor (not a wagon, though) with red leather upholstery, in the ‘50s, & her own English mechanic who had a garage just across the river in Canada (Niagara Falls, Ontario)! Another English friend who lived in Toronto had a Morris Oxford, & he came down to visit regularly in it. Great shot of a fine little ’Rolls Royce’, Malcolm!

  • OH Shelia thank you, it was my first car and in my opinion the best, thank you very much

    – mrcoradour

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedlealmost 2 years ago

    Great find!

  • Thank you Rick

    – mrcoradour

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