Morris Minor



“At 35,000 miles the whole body except bonnet was covered with minute blisters. B.M.C. would not agree to pay for respray, so the car along with my employer’s whole fleet of 40 Morris Minors was sold. Ford now supply us.”

“This is it. Nearly qualifies for two tone (black and rust). Resprayed twice under guarantee, plus touch ups. Off the road six weeks for first year. Still going rusty.”

“Fourteen defective or missing items listed after delivery.”

“Floor became flooded after five miles on wet roads.”

“Season cracks in body panels near bath window. Off-side window mechanism fell apart 1,000 miles. Nearside window mechanism fell off 1,500 miles. Radiator grille surround cracked at 2,000 miles. Replacement has also cracked.”

“The usual mass of anonymous and untraceable rattles associated with New Zealand assembled Minors.”

“Constant leaks all round. Front seat stitching broken, boot lock jamming, driver’s door lock replaced at 9,000 miles”

“Woodwork (Traveller) needs re-varnishing every six months.”