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Austin Seven, Morris Mini Minor
The Austin, Morris and other brands of Mini from 1959 on. At the launch in September 1959 the Austin Seven and the Morris Mini Minor were made available. The name 'Austin Seven' continued until 1962, after which it carried 'Austin Mini' badging. 'Morris Mini Minor' continued on the bootlids until the MkII models in 1967 when they were badged 'Morris Mini'.


aa_Austin Seven 1960 badge
Austin Seven 1960. The 'Austin Seven' badge was worn from September 1959 to September 1962, after this the badging said 'Austin Mini'

aa_Austin Seven Countryman badge
Austin Seven Countryman. The Austin Mini was called 'Seven' from 1959 until 1962.

aa_Morris Mini Minor badge
Morris Mini Minor - boot badge, worn until the 1967 MkII was launched.

ac_Austin Seven head 1960
Austin Seven 1960. A chrome grille for the small Austin.

ac_Morris Mini Minor head 1960
Morris Mini Minor 1960.

Austin Mini front 1964
Austin Mini. The Austin version of the Mini was badged "Austin Seven" until 1962 when it was called Austin Mini

Austin Mini front 1965
Austin Mini Super de Luxe 1965. The Super de Luxe was sold from 1962 to 1964. It was more highly trimmed than other Minis and had little bumper corners.

Austin Mini rear 1965
Austin Mini Super de Luxe 1965. The Super models gained a 3guage central instrument panel in place of the single Speedo of the cheaper cars.

Austin Seven 1960 frontb
Austin Seven 1960. Austin Sevens - sometimes written as 'Se7en' had 848cc A-series engines and front wheel drive.

Austin Seven 1960 frontr
Austin Seven 1960. Austins could be distinguished from their Morris cousins by the 'crinkle' grille.

Austin Seven 1960 rear
Austin Seven 1960. The bootlid of Minis drops down, and originally it was intended to be used to carry larger loads, and the number plate also dropped down so that it was still visible.

Morris Mini Minor front 1960
Morris Mini Minor 1960. Launched in 1959 with an 848cc A-series engine and front wheel drive. Morris cars had a painted panel inserted for the grille, although chrome-finish ones were sometimes seen.

Morris Mini Minor front 1967
Morris Mini-Minor. The Morris version of the new Mini car was given the name Mini-Minor to associate it with succesful Morris Minor, and "Minor" was derived from the Latin "Minimus".

Morris Mini Minor rear 1960
Morris Mini Minor 1960. The rear number plate was hinged and would drop-down complete with lamp unit so that larger loads could be carried with the bootlid dropped open.

Morris Mini Minor rear 1967
Morris Mini-Minor 1968

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Austin Seven 1960.

s_Morris Mini Minor side 1960
Morris Mini Minor

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Austin Seven 1960.

t_Morris Mini Minor tail 1960
Morris Mini Minor. The 'Morris Mini-Minor' badge was worn until the MkII launch in 1967, although the cars were usually just called 'Morris Mini'

Mini Estate cars
Mini Estate cars
Mini Cooper (Austin/Morris)
Mini Clubman, 1275GT, Mini HL
Mini Clubman, 1275GT, Mini HL
Austin and Morris 5cwt (Mini) Van and Pickup
Austin and Morris 5cwt (Mini) Van and Pickup
Riley Elf (ADO 15)
Riley Elf (ADO 15)
Wolseley Hornet (ADO 15)
Wolseley Hornet (ADO 15)
key text:  This is the page introducing Simons love of cars from the website  RedSimon which is a series of photo albums of Simon GP Geoghegan.
The names of Pinin, Farina, and Pininfarina are also considered
There are also notes on Pininfarina
as well as the car maker
and links tothat car maker
see also my Picasa car albums
withe even more on RedSimon
Simon is also a contributor to SuperCars.Net
And also to Wikipedia
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