• Country of Origin – UK
• Body Style – Sedan
• Engine – 4 Cylinder 1098cc; 4-speed
• Right Hand Drive
• Larger ‘Tiger’ engine model
• UK built– imported by Air Marshall Ramakrishna Somnath
• British Motor Original Heritage Certificate
• Great condition throughout
• Desirable model of a classic
One of Great Britain’s most memorable cars, the Morris Minor was the brain child of legendary designer Sir Alec Issigonis. Launched in 1948, the car enjoyed a long production run right up to 1972, thanks to its intelligent packaging and engineering. For 1948, the Morris Minor offered many unfamiliar specifications like a unitary construction, rack and pinion steering and independent suspension. It comfortably seated 4 passengers inspite of its diminutive proportions. Power was via a small but economical 900cc side valve 4 cylinder engine. When launched, the car was very affordable, it cost under 400 pounds.
Well over a million cars were sold, with constant upgrades offered over the lifecycle. By 1956 the latest Series III cars were launched, badged the Morris Minor 1000. Improved styling included larger glass area and revised cosmetics. This model was also sold in India by Hindustan Motors called the ‘Baby Hindustan’, and was popular with Bombay’s ‘kaali peeli’ taxi drivers, who nicknamed the car ‘Morris Tiger’ thanks to its new powerful engine.
This 1968 Morris Minor 1000 4 door saloon has the desirable larger capacity 1098cc overhead valve engine, making it one of the best specification Minors built. It was bought new in Great Britain by an Air Vice Marshal of the Indian Air Force, who brought it to India in 1972, and lovingly maintained the car throughout.
He passed it on to the present and second owner in 2012, who has maintained the car in the same excellent condition ever since. It remains completely original with no missing parts, and even retains the original key and owner’s manual. The car comes certified with a BMC heritage certificate.