MORRIS MINOR (1929-32)
Fabric saloon, saloon, 4-seater tourer, 2-seater sports, 4-door family saloon, sports coupé, various customs.
Morris's belated riposte to the Austin Seven, introduced at Olympia 1928 as sales of bigger cars began to fall away. Wolseley-designed ohc engine, as also used in the MG Midget 'M' type and in six-cylinder form in the Wolseley Hornet, develops 20bhp and features vertically mounted dynamo driving camshaft via bevel gears. Cable brakes, three-speed 'box and dry-plate clutch featured on 78ins wheelbase frame. For 1930 fabric saloon and four-seat tourer joined by steel-panelled saloon with folding-head and 5cwt van. Revised styling for 1932, the Minor's best year, but only two models offered, the four-door Family Eight saloon and the dinky Eight Sports Coupé, both with hydraulic brakes.