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MORRIS MINOR "One in a Million"

MORRIS MINOR "One in a Million"


A Father and Son Restoration Adventure

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Artikelcode: 8683

 

MORRIS MINOR "One in a Million" - A Father and Son Restoration Adventure
156 pages
Color photos
Hard cover
30 x 23 cm
1,018 kg
English

* Over 550 Colour Photos
* A Step by Step Restoration
* History of the 1,000,000 Milestone
* Factory Pictures & Records
* Concourse Chapter

The Morris Minor was the first British car to sell a million units and as that milestone approached, the British Motor Company (BMC) decided to create a special edition car - a common event now, but a rarity in the 1960s.
Mechanically a standard 948 Minor 1000, this special edition of 350 cars was distinguished by vivid lilac paint work. Other external features were chrome wheel embellishers and special 1,000,000 badges on the bonnet and boot lid. The interior sported white leather seats with black piping.
The cars were distributed to all the BMC dealers in the UK, so that every showroom had a Minor Million on display for the official launch date of the 4th January 1961.
The actual millionth car rolled off the production line on 22nd December 1960. This car (1,000,086) was built in Cowley, England on the 13th December 1960, and dispatched on the 22nd December 1960 to Appleyards Limited in Leeds. Registered 6936WX, this car spent most of its life in the Yorkshire district until taken off the road in 1978.

Imported from the UK to Australia in 1993, the car was used as a paddock basher on the farm until restoration.
Restoration was completed in 2010 by Bill & Richard McKellar.