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Morris Minor, Minor MM Series 1948-53
MINOR MM SERIES 1948-53
The MM Series Morris Minor was unveiled at the Earls Court Motor Show in the autumn of 1948. Alex Issigonis was responsilble for the design of this car along with all the remaining models as well of course for the legendary Mini that followed in 1959.
As far as the interior is concerned, only Beige was used for the first 12 months or so with either Brown, Maroon or Green contrasting piping. Ealy cars had this contrasting piping on the outer edges of the front and rear seats and on the inner edges where the vertical and horizontal panels joined. In late 1949, this was changed in that only the outer edges of the seats had the contrasting piping. During 1951, matching piping became the norm.
The headlining on these models was made out of a set of four plywood boards that were originally covered in Beige union cloth and later in a Rexine material in either dark beige or Grey. All the trim panels were covered in this Rexine material which today is called leathercloth.
The carpets were originally made from a material called Karvel, which is no longer available. However, we can offer the maroon and green carpet in a material that looks almost identical.
We have made notes and comments on all the MM products we manufacture, but we would stongly recommend that you talk to us initially before ordering MM parts so that we can make sure that we supply exactly what you require.