|Morris Minor Convertible|
For many this represents the ultimate cool British tourer, but finding an original condition car or quality conversion can be troublesome. The Morris Minor convertible or tourer has always been seen as the cream of the crop for those looking to buy a classic Minor and as such demands a premium – especially if it is an original white one. Perhaps it represents a sturdier answer to the sportier tourers of the day or was it the constant lovable TV exposure through series from Man About The House to Lovejoy?
The Morris Minor was memorably launched at the 1948 Earl’s Court Motor Show, available initially as a two-door, four-seater saloon or convertible. While Alec Issigonis was rightly praised for this new ‘modern’ car, the name revived that carried by a vehicle dating back to 1928, while the idea of an open top tourer was also a homage to the pre-war Morris Eight tradition. While not perhaps an obvious choice as a competition car, BMC were deliberately selective what events they entered tourers in, i.e. ones in which they thought they might stand a ghost of a chance. The late Pat Moss, sister of Stirling, successfully rallied Minors and owned a green 1966 convertible.
The convertible, or Tourer as it was originally known, was available from the launch of the Minor in 1948 until the last one was manufactured on 18 August 1969, with the final saloon model being built on November 12, 1970. Production of the more practical Traveller and commercial versions ceased in April 1971.
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