Ken Whittakers 1958 Morris Minor 1000 Ute. Ken has had this vehicle for seventeen years and it is still putting in a good days work. It is his Work Ute. Ken says he is the second owner, and he has the original Operators manual etc.
This most loved of British cars was designed by Alec Issigonis toward the end of the Second World War. His brief was to produce a small family car capable of long production runs He came up with the Minor. Independent front suspension, rack and pinion steering, good road holding, easy low cost replacement parts and, above all economy and reliability made the car an instant success when it first came off the production line in 1948. It remained unchanged except for an increase in engine power and small exterior details for the next 24 years. The fact that it remains a desirable and useful everyday car so many years is a tribute to the genius of Sir Alec Issigionis.