1968 Morris Minor

The unitary-construction Minor was the brainchild of Alec Issigonis, and the first post-war Morris design. It was given a torsion bar independent front suspension, rack-and-pinion steering, and a four-speed synchromesh gearbox. Powered initially by the company's existing 918cc side-valve four, it received a more efficient 803cc overhead-valve engine in 1953. Initially, it was offered as a saloon and a convertible. In 1950, a four-door saloon appeared, with commercials and estates following later. Production would continue for many years, eventually coming to a close in 1971.

By January of 1961 the Minor had sold one million units to become the United Kingdom's most successful post-war car to date. By this point in history, it had undergone a number of detail alterations. The original 918cc side-valve engine had been replaced by an overhead-valve unit of 948cc driving through an improved gearbox. The styling too had been revised with the headlamps moving from the radiator grille to the wings on the Series II, and the split front screen being superseded by a curved one-piece windshield on the Minor 1000. Semaphore trafficators would soon give way to flashing indicators, and shortly after that - in 1962 - the Minor received its final engine up-grade to 1,098cc. Even with all the updates and changes, the final Minor remained recognizably the same car as the original that had debuted at the 1948 Motor Show.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2017

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1973Chevrolet (2,579,509)Ford (2,349,815)Fiat (1,390,251)
1972Chevrolet (2,420,564)Ford (2,246,563)Fiat (1,368,216)
1971Ford (2,054,351)Chevrolet (1,830,319)Volkswagen (1,128,784)
1970Ford (2,096,184)Chevrolet (1,451,305)Volkswagen (1,193,853)
1969Chevrolet (2,092,947)Ford (1,826,777)Volkswagen (1,241,580)
1968Chevrolet (2,139,290)Ford (1,753,334)Volkswagen (1,191,854)233,000
1967Chevrolet (2,206,639)Ford (1,730,224)Toyota (1,068,321)233,000
1966Ford (2,212,415)Chevrolet (2,206,639)Volkswagen (1,168,146)255,300
1965Chevrolet (2,375,118)Ford (2,170,795)Volkswagen (1,174,687)224,600
1964Chevrolet (2,318,619)Ford (1,594,053)Toyota (1,068,321)285,000
1963Chevrolet (2,237,201)Ford (1,525,404)Fiat (957,941)273,000

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