2022 Shannons Spring Timed Online Auction

1971 Morris Woody with Morris Trailer



Passed In


Engine 948cc four-cylinder
Gearbox 4-speed manual
Body Work Two-door wagon
Colour Porcelain Green
Interior Cream/Green
Trim Vinyl
Wheels Steel
Brakes Drums


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Designed by Sir Alec Issigonis, renowned as the father of the Mini that ultimately succeeded it, the Morris Minor was launched in 1948 and was, in its own way, equally significant. Indeed, the Minor was a revelation at a time when most motorists were still driving around in pre-war machinery, with its unitary construction, modern styling with plenty of interior space, rack and pinion steering, and torsion-bar independent front suspension. The first Minors came with a side-valve four-cylinder engine from the Austin A35 but in 1952, the newly formed BMC announced a major revision in the form of the Series II, with the introduction of the A-series overhead-valve engine and new gearbox the big news. The revised styling seen on the last of the MM series (with high mounted headlamps) was carried over until October 1954, when a revised facia and horizontal bars on the grille were added. Another change was the switch to the Austin A30 back axle in place of the original Nuffield-type. Morris diversified the range to include the wood-panelled Traveller wagon, convertible, and panel van versions from 1953. A truly affordable classic car, production of the Minor continued until 1971 - by then, a remarkable 1.5 million had been made. The Minor remains an endearing first classic car with a tremendously loyal following and is a popular choice today for the enthusiast looking for something reliable, uncomplicated, and rewarding to own.