Morris Garage is a British manufacturer of mass-produced cars and sports cars. The Morris brand began its activity with the production of motorcycles, but in 1912 its founder, William Morris, drew attention to the automotive industry, and soon achieved significant success in this direction. However, due to high competition, he had to think about business enlargement. And soon Morris merged with MJ, Rally and Wolsey to form the Nuffield Group. During the First World War, the company, as well as the entire sphere of the automotive industry of the state, was going through far from its best times. But after the end of hostilities, the success of Morris car sales was enormous. By the beginning of World War II, its productivity provided the production of half of all cars in England. The assortment of the company included both inexpensive small-sized models and large prestigious cars.
In 1948, the company introduced 3 new models, showing them at the London Auto Show. The famous designer Alec Issigonis worked on these cars, thanks to whose work they received an independent front suspension and a number of other improvements, but under the hood of the cars were located engines of an outdated design with lower valves.
In 1952, Morris merged with Austin, creating the British Motor Corporation, after which the models of both brands began to converge both externally and internally, and in the end the cars differed only in body colors and the name on the nameplate.
In 1959, the firm introduced the Mini Minor, considered by many to be the most successful in the history of the Morris brand. In 1963, the 1100 model line was released.
Five years later, BMC was acquired by Leyland, which led to the emergence of a new concern, British Leyland. Two years later, the Marina sedan with a 1275 cc engine was released under the Morris brand. The next year, the Morris 2200 series of front-wheel drive cars was released, but it was not very successful, and since 1979 the company has produced only models of the Marina family. In 1981, the appearance of these cars was updated, but this did not help to restore their declining popularity, and in 1983 the Morris brand sank into oblivion.
The bulk of the cars produced under this brand were ordinary serial cars for the middle class and are not of particular interest in our time. But interesting sports cars were also produced, which today can cost equal to modern counterparts.