Morris Minor

The Morris Minor was designed to be an affordable means of transportation. It sold new in 1930 for 135 British Pounds. Interesting is the fact that the British Government accepted RAC Horsepower ratings which was a number determined by the cylinder diameter and has nothing to do with true engine HP output. (Small bore engines with long strokes were a common means of beating the tax man by most British manufacturers.)

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Vehicle Type Morris Minor, 4 passenger, Coachbuilt Saloon
Year Built 1930
Built By Morris
Suspension

Solid Axles Front and Rear, Leaf Springs Front and Rear, 4 wheel mechanical brakes, 78 inch wheelbase and 42 inch track

Engine

4 cylinder, 347 cc (51.68 cubic inch) overhead cam and valves, Royal Automobile Club, RAC, rating of 8 hp with 3 speed transmission and is capable of speeds in excess of 50 mph.

Owner Ed Morrison Family

History

This Morris Minor has a chassis is made of wood, ash, while the body panels are steel. It was assembled between 11/24/1930 and 11/29/1930 and was shipped to New Zealand in December, 1930. It remained in New Zealand until 2001 when it was shipped to the Unites States, Paso Robles, California

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