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PRE-WAR MINOR NETWORK

The online magazine for enthusiasts of the vintage Morris Minor 1928-1934...

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Page last updated: 19th November 2015

Pre-war Minor Specials...

Surviving Minor Specials...

Very few original, as opposed to later built replica Morris Minor Specials, survive today. The most likely reason for this sad statistic being the predominance of the use of fabric as the preferred (and cheaper) body skinning material during this period. Exposure of this material to a few winters of British weather meant that the cars longevity suffered as a result. Here in the U.K. by far and away the largest producer of Minor Specials was the cochbuilding business of A.P. Compton & Co. Ltd. (Arrow). This firm, from late1929 to July 1932 produced 6 different body designs for the Morris Minor chassis and sold them through their two appointed dealerships and many agents across the country. Despite this, not one Arrow Minor Special is known to have survived.

The gallery below contains a mix of original and replica cars from six countries scattered across the globe which perfectly illustrates the universal appeal of the pre-war Morris Minor in all of its guises.

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