History of Morris

The story of the Morris Minor begins with the very first Morris product the 1912 `Bullnose', and along the way to the Morris Minor of 1948, we visit the important precursors to the final product.



The long story of the Morris Minor began in May 1940, when Miles Thomas the new Vice Chairman and Managing Director saw the need for Morris to develop a new small 4 seater car to be introduced after the end of World War II. This project was placed entirely in the hands of Alec Issigonis by the far-sighted chief engineer, Vic Oak.

Into Production

Often the transition from prototype to production is a smooth transition, but the Morris Minor is an interesting montage of last minute changes, compromises and infighting.