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Cars

Morris Eight Pre-Series-1935

Morris Eight Pre-Series-1935

By the time of the Eight, William Morris had amassed quite a consortium of automotive component suppliers under the umbrella of Morris Motors Ltd. Hotchkiss and Wolesley provided engines, Pressed Steel Co. made body panels, Bishop supplied brakes and steering components, SU gave carburetors, and Wrigley made transmissions.

Morris Mini

Morris Mini "Plum Mini"-1960

This is a custom-designed Mini built on a stock Mini drive train.  As you can see, the car has been cut in half.  The back seat was removed and approximately 2 feet has been cut out of the body.

Morris Mini 2/3 Scale Model- 1975

Morris Mini 2/3 Scale Model- 1975

This “car” was built from body parts taken from a 1975 Mini, skillfully “shrunken” to approximately 2/3 the size of a “real” Mini. 

  • Country of Origin: Great Britain
Morris Mini GT5 racecar- 1975

Morris Mini GT5 racecar- 1975

Sorry, no description available at this time.

Morris Mini Traveller- 1967

Morris Mini Traveller- 1967

Morris Motor Company was started in the 1920s and established a reputation for reliable family cars. In the 1950s, Morris merged with its old rival Austin to form British Motor Corp. Economic factors in the UK in the mid-1950s made the creation of “a proper miniature car” a priority, and BMC assigned a small team of designers to the task.

  • Country of Origin: Great Britain
  • Morris Motors Ltd
Morris Mini- 1971

Morris Mini- 1971

Sir Alec Issigonis designed the Mini, which became one of the best selling cars in Europe and one of the most recognized cars ever produced. This car defined Issigonis’ philosophy “less is more.”

 
  • Country of Origin: Great Britain
  • Austin Morris Division, British Leyland Motor Corp.
Mourlot et Cie Max Cyclecar- 1926

Mourlot et Cie Max Cyclecar- 1926

In 1926, Max Williams-Mourlot created “Mourlot & Cie” to manufacture small cyclecars. The company was established in Billancourt, France with hopes to fill the gap between the simplicity of a motorcycle and the size and complexity of a larger automobile.

New•Map

New•Map "Baby"- 1939

In the late 1890s, Joseph Martin set up bicycle manufacturing in Lyon, France, and sub-contracting wheels for automobiles and aircraft landing gear during the first war. Joseph’s son, Paul, had become an aircraft engineer during the war and afterward ventured into the world of motorcycling.

New•Map Solyto- 1959

New•Map Solyto- 1959

When it first appeared in 1938, the New•Map Microcar from the well-known motorcycle manufacturer was something of a novelty, but it certainly found favor in the post-war period. 

  • Country of Origin: France
  • New•Map
Nissan BE-1-1987

Nissan BE-1-1987

The Be-1 was the first of the “Pike Factory” cars. It created quite a stir at the 1985 Tokyo Motor Show. The public loved the retro styling, and when the order taking process began, all of the planned 10,000 Be-1’s were spoken for in just a few days.

Nissan Figaro-1991

Nissan Figaro-1991

The Nissan Figaro was a limited-production, high visibility “halo” car, intended solely for the Japanese market.

Nissan PAO-1989

Nissan PAO-1989

The PAO was introduced to an adoring public at the 1987 Tokyo Motor Show alongside the S-Cargo. The retro styling of the hugely popular Be-1 was continued and taken even further.

Nissan Rasheen- 1997

Nissan Rasheen- 1997

As the popularity of Sport Utility Vehicles (or SUVs) grew in the 1990s, Nissan realized it needed a small four-wheel drive SUV to augment sales of its larger Nissan Patrol.

Nissan S-Cargo-1989

Nissan S-Cargo-1989

The Nissan S-Cargo was first shown at the 1987 Tokyo Motor Show. From 1989 until 1992, only about 8,000 were produced. The small size but tall cargo area made it an ideal delivery vehicle in urban areas, with payload limited to 660 pounds.

Nobel 200- 1959

Nobel 200- 1959

Sorry, no description at this time.

Norster 600R- 2013

Norster 600R- 2013

Designed in Finland and built in China, the Norster 600R seen here may look like, and even drive like, a normal passenger car but it is actually registered in Europe as a “heavy quad” (All Terrain Vehicle in the US). 

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