Morris Minor 8 2 seater


The pre-war Morris Minor was in continuous production at the Morris Motors, Cowley factory for six full years. The car was produced in seven variants, five on the short wheel base chassis and a further two on an extended or long wheel base version. Two engine types were also used, the earlier and technically advanced 847 cc overhead camshaft unit was fitted to all cars produced up to January 1931, at which time a new, similar capacity side valve engine was introduced to power the £100 Minor and a further range of economy models. The OHC unit continued to be fitted to the lwb models until August 1932, after which time all Minor models became side valve powered.

The most successful year for the Minor was1932 when a total of 19,248 cars found customers but its main competitor, the Austin Seven, consistently outsold the Minor and continued to be produced in one form or another until 1939.

The Morris Minor 2 seater.

This well proportioned and roomy two seater was the most priced model in the Morris range for £100 with excellent in construction.  The seat is wide and had a very good leg room in its proportion.  It was also excellent in springing and had a light steering to ensures driving in comfort.  The engine performs maximum speed of 50 m.p.h. with an average petrol consumption of 45 miles per gallon. Overall was an excellent car to drive in pre-war age.

morris minor 1931 production in Cowley