From time to time we email people who have registered their cars for invites to shows etc.
Unfortunately we receive a lot of "bounced" emails.
Would you be sure to send us an update if you change your email address via the contact form please?
This is the only way we can communicate with you.

No MOT for our 1959 Minis

As from the 18th November 2012 it will not be necessary to MOT pre 1960 cars.

For full details please read this letter recently sent to us by the DVLA.

We currently have 184 1959 Minis registered.
Morris Austin
Clipper Blue 36 Speedwell Blue 14
Cherry Red 30 Tartan Red 29
Old English White 22 Farina Grey 24
Moke
(Green)
4
Non Standard 14 Non Standard 11
Total 102 Total 82
The break down between De-luxe and basic is as follows:
De-luxe 104
Basic 22
Unrecorded 58

Variations Door Furniture

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Variations – Door Furniture

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Morris de-luxe had black plastic kick plates on the doors. Basic models in most countries did without kick plates. Austin de-luxe had metal kick plates.  Basic models in most countries did without kick plates.
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Austin de-luxe have alloy plates on the inner sill at the front.  Morris cars are carpeted in this area. Austin cars have an alloy plate over the end of the cross member,  Morris cars are left body colour.
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All 1959 cars, Austin & Morris should have this style smooth sliding handle door string pull.  Part number 14A8664 up to November 1960 for Longbridge (Austin) and December (Morris and some Austin)1961 for Cowley. Later style door pull with ribbed grip and fixed to string, part number 24A664.
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All Morris 59 cars have body coloured interior door locks with the passenger interior lock as a round button.  Austin’s had a similar lock but they were painted black. Later style with flat interior lock button.
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1959 interior window catches are chrome metal and have no lower locating dowel for the one hole glass. A slightly different style of one hole catch, still correct for 59.
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Two photographs showing the two types of chrome catch, two hole and 1959 correct one hole on the right.  Check the catches you buy are not modified 2 hole catches.
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A weather strip was present on all cars up to 30823 when the new style door was introduced in May 1960. Weather-strip (28), glued on to prevent water from the drainage channels to enter the car via the door seal, from starts until 30823.
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Moulding on door-pocket is 1/2″longer in the ends and mounted with two small cross headed screws Parts book extract showing the longer moulding that covers the door frame.
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