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Kilkee Marine Rescue
12-JUL-2008 Dick Keely

Kilkee Marine Rescue

Kilbaha, Loop Head, Co. Clare

The Morris Minor was a British economy car that debuted at the Earls Court Motor Show, London, on 20 September 1948. Designed under the leadership of Sir Alec Issigonis, more than 1.3 million of the lightweight, rear-wheel drive cars were produced between 1948 and 1971, mainly in Cowley, Oxfordshire, UK, and exported around the world.

Initially available as a 2-door saloon and tourer (convertible), the range was subsequently expanded to include a 4-door saloon in 1950, and in 1952 a wood-framed estate (the Traveller), panel van and pick-up truck variants.

The design concept was to combine the luxury and convenience of a good motor car at a price affordable by the working classes. The Minor was a roomy vehicle with superior cornering and handling characteristics. Internal politics inside BMC, the parent of Morris, may have led to the limited North American sales.

Production continued in Birmingham, England until 1971 (for the commercial variants and estate only). The last Morris Minor (commercial) was assembled at Stoke, Nelson, New Zealand in 1974. Reference: Wikipedia.

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GaleriaFotoStefan24-May-2014 13:26
great capture! V
Hernan E. Enriquez15-Dec-2013 01:01
MarcViskens03-Jul-2013 17:53
nice shot
Dave Hawkins01-Jan-2013 01:40
What a wonderful shot and story!
ArminB03-Jun-2012 19:30
my fav car :)
Pieter Bos29-Apr-2012 11:29
Very funny image! ~V
Milan Vogrin13-Mar-2012 08:23
Great image!V!
Irene Wehrli08-Feb-2012 08:34
This is too funny - wonderful capture!
ac23-Jan-2012 15:33
The ancestor of the mini. Same father indeed :-)
Wayne Brasch01-Dec-2011 19:36
Excellent photo of this truely classic Morrie Minor auto of which I have many fond memories. Thanks.
Fernando Peres Rodrigues29-Nov-2011 10:34
Wonderful photo, very funny.
laine09-Nov-2011 23:34
and what a great car it was...
Dennis Hoyne23-Sep-2011 03:46
A sweet image of a good little car!
Fernando Peres Rodrigues21-Oct-2010 14:10
Weel captured!!!
Graeme29-Jul-2010 09:48
Fantastic old morris minor composition..V!!
skhin12-Jul-2010 10:00
scary! on the road! maybe not in the sea!
Pog Mahone10-Jul-2010 13:16
Haha great capture
Lawrence Solum17-May-2010 21:04
Wonderful image.
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