Morris Mini Traveller 1960 Design Interior Exterior

Morris Mini Traveller 1960 Design Interior Exterior – The authentic launch and the first production trade. The Austin Se7en Countryman and the Morris Mini visitor had been formally launched on Friday 16th September 1960. The only distinction between the Austin Se7en Countryman and the Morris Mini traveler was the badging and the front grille. The first motors had been to be had inside the identical paint colours because the Mini Saloons of the time. A The indoors also matched that of the saloon, with a white speedo housed in a unmarried round cowling and two-tone seats. A Costing a£623, the estates have been available best within the De Luxe trim stage, which included a recirculating heater, bumper overriders, silver insert spherical the screen, and chrome sill edging, filler cap and wheel trims. A  wing mirrors had been outfitted as preferred, seeing that this become a criminal requirement at the time for estate cars, but a rear view reflect turned into an non-compulsory greater, as have been seatbelts. The rear ground pressing of the early estates resembled that of an extended saloon, with the battery being retained in its conventional Mini region within the boot. A one of the maximum interesting things approximately the very early visitor and Countryman motors changed into the inner gasoline tank. A The tank became located on the left hand side within the rear of the car and changed into trimmed ……

Morris Minor 1000 Tourer 1956 Design Interior Exterior

The automobile turned into again updated in 1956 when the engine become extended in ability to 948 cc (57.9 cu in). The two-piece cut up windscreen become changed with a curved one-piece one and the rear window become enlarged. In 1961 the semaphore-fashion trafficators have been replaced with the aid of the flashing direction indicators, these were US-style red on the rear (the use of the same bulb filament as the brake lamp) and white on the front (using a second brighter filament in the parking lamp bulb) which changed into legal in the united kingdom and many export markets at the time (such as New Zealand). An upmarket vehicle based totally on the Minor floorpan the use of the larger BMC B-series engine become offered as the Riley One-factor-five/Wolseley 1500 starting in 1957: variations of this Wolseley/Riley variation have been also produced by means of BMC Australia because the Morris essential and the Austin Lancer. BODYWORK body type 4/5 seater sedan/saloon number of doors 2 DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS mm inches wheelbase 2184 86 track/tread (front) 1286 50.6 track/tread (rear) 1276 50.2 length 3760 148 width 1549 61 height 1524 60 ground clearance 171 6.7 length:wheelbase ratio 1.72 kerb weight 762 kg 1680 lb fuel tank capacity 29.5 litres 6.5 UK Gal 7.8 US Gal AERODYNAMICS drag coefficient frontal area cda ENGINE engine type naturally aspirated petrol engine manufacturer Austin cylinders Straight 4 capacity 1.1 litre 1098 cc (67.004 cu in) ……

Austin Mini 1959 Design Interior Exterior

Austin Mini 1959 Design Interior Exterior – The production version of the Mini was demonstrated to the press in April 1959, and by August several thousand cars had been produced ready for the first sales. The Mini was officially announced to the public on 26 August 1959. Some 2,000 cars had already been sent abroad and would be displayed that day in nearly 100 countries. The first example, a Morris Mini-Minor with the registration 621 AOK, is on display at the Heritage Motor Centre in Warwickshire. Another early example from 1959 is now on display at the National Motor Museum in Hampshire. The Mini was marketed under BMC’s two main brand names, Austin and Morris, until 1969, when it became a marque in its own right. The Morris version was known to all as “the Mini” or the “Morris Mini-Minor”. This seems to have been a play on words: the Morris Minor was a larger, well known and successful car that continued in production, and minor is Latin for “lesser”, so an abbreviation of the Latin word for “least” – minimus – was used for the new even smaller car. One name proposed for the almost identical Austin version was Austin Newmarket, but it was sold as the Austin Seven (sometimes written as SE7EN in early publicity material – the ‘7’ the letter V rotated left so it approximated the number 7), which recalled the ……