Morris Motors

The Morris Motor Company was a British manufacturer of motor vehicles.

History

The Morris Motor Company was founded in 1913 by bike producer William Richard Morris. Morris opened his first automotive manufacturing plant in Cowley / Oxford and began with the production of his first model " Bull Nosed Morris ". In the 1920s, Morris had an excellent reputation as an automotive producer and was able to expand this in the 1930s and 1940s by building and adding purchase additional production facilities and the introduction of the developed by Henry Ford Production Line continue. In France, Morris acquired in 1925 Automobiles Leon Bollee. The brand was easier than the manufacturer, but reliable and attractively priced vehicles to the market leader in England.

Shortly after the launch of the successful Morris car, the Morris Minor in 1948, the company merged in 1952 with its largest-ever rival Austin under the auspices of the British Motor Corporation.

During the Second World War, Morris was also active in the aircraft, they built example about 2000 De Havilland D.H.82 biplane.

Until the early 1980s, the name Morris was used for individual models of the automotive group. The last Morris disappeared in 1984 with the Morris Ital from the market.

In the original production plant in Cowley / Oxford, is now under affiliation to BMW, the current Mini produced.

Models

Models 1913-1948

Models 1948-1984

Truck models

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