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News: THE AUSTIN A30/A35 COUNTRYMAN – A CELEBRATION

In 1954, the motorist in search of a small estate-car had four options. The recently launched Morris Minor Traveller looked most appealing, while the new Hillman Husky was essentially a modified Commer Cob van.

News: 20 FACTS ABOUT THE MORRIS MARINA

The Morris Marina will celebrate its 50th birthday later this month, and we plan to feature an exceptional example on the actual date. For now, here are twenty fascinating facts about a much-misunderstood car:

News: MEET THE OWNER – CAMERON BURNS AND HIS MORRIS 1800

After recently succumbing to the lure of the ‘Landcrab’, Cameron Burns bought himself an 1800 Mk 3. His Morris was fitted with several decadent extras: reclining front seats, hazard warning lights, an alternator and a heated rear screen.

News: Club of the month: Morris Marina Owners’ Club

Frank Phillips and Clive Higgins founded the Morris Marina Owners’ Club, incorporating the Morris Ital Register, in 1985 and has supported owners of the Morris Marina, Ital and all of its derivatives ever since.

News: Lancaster Insurance Breakdown Cover

We love hearing back from our customers and wanted to share the great feedback we’ve had from one of our valued customers, Mike Dean. Mike is a member of the Morris Minor Owners Club and insures his Morris Traveller with us.

News: THE MINI FROM ITALY

The array of models produced by the overseas plants of BMC/BL do tend to prompt one question – could any of them have succeeded in the UK? The Australian-market Wolseley 24/80 - a 16/60 powered by the locally-designed “Blue Streak” 2.4-litre six - certainly had its merits but by 1964 it would have clashed with the Austin 1800 “Landcrab”.

News: BUILT TO LAST – THE MORRIS MARINA

The Morris Marina never set out to be one of the more controversial cars from the British Leyland (BL) empire – indeed its specification and appearance both went out of their way to be as straightforward as possible.

News: HOW MANY SURVIVE? - THE MORRIS “ITAL” 575 VAN

Michael Carpenter is a young man with a mission and his most recent challenge was the restoration of a vehicle now so rare as to make the Jaguar XK120 appear positively common and one that is sure to draws crowds wherever it goes. It is, of course, a 1984 Morris “Ital” 575 Van.

News: DVD REVIEW - THE DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE

As the summer continues, those of us who are devotes of British cinema recall a film in which Britain is ravaged by a heatwave so intense that water is rationed, beatniks riot and a Morris Minor MM is attacked.

News: Do You Remember the Morris Ital?

In the 1980s the Morris Ital was an essential aspect of everyday life. British Telecom Vans would attend to vandalised telephone boxes and no car park would have been complete without at least one Snapdragon Yellow 1.3 HL or an Applejack Green Estate.

News: 'Family Ties' Revealed As 2017 Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show Theme

The theme for this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, powered by Discovery, will be ‘Family Ties’. Held at Birmingham’s NEC from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th November, the 240 exhibiting clubs are invited to embrace the theme with their own interpretations.

News: Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership – Remembering The Morris Marina

There are certain once ubiquitous cars that often cause people to suddenly ask ‘when did I last see one of those?’ It is an extensive list, one to which you could include the Ford Sierra Mk.1, the Austin Montego, the Vauxhall Cavalier Mk. 3, the Peugeot 405, the original incarnation of the Renault 5 – and the Morris Marina.