It’s amazing how one simple modification can completely change the appearance of a car. The wheels on this 1967 Morris Minor certainly add some flavour to an otherwise standardised model.
According to the DVLA, the number of Morris Minor 1000 models have halved in numbers since 1994. From speaking with many of our Morris Minor customers, several would argue that with decreasing numbers, it is imperative to preserve their original state.
But what is the future of this British Classic? The Morris Minor Young Owners Clubs across the UK are growing in numbers each year. The tax and insurance remains lower than other cars which may incentivise the purchase of a Moggy as your first car. But surely owning a Morris Minor is a considered purchase and the fiscal benefits are merely a bonus. I am yet to meet anyone who has no appreciation of classic cars but is a classic car owner themselves.
A younger demographic may have their own ideas of how a Morris Minor should look in 2014 and beyond, but many people will most likely continue to own them and look after them in the future to preserve their original state.
If you own a Morris Minor, you can download your free Morris Minor Parts Catalogue from our website by clicking here.
We originally released the Parts Catalogue on the 50th anniversary of the MGB in hard copy format and we still have some left if that is your preference. Hard copy catalogues are £5 each, but that is refunded on any order over £10.
The following sections are comprehensively detailed with part numbers and fitting diagrams that have been designed to make it clear for the user. Inside you will find:
To download your copy for free, please click here where you will also find free up to date price lists for other MG cars. If you would like to buy a catalogue from our website, please click here and add to basket to proceed.
Every couple of months, we take orders from our European customers and deliver them direct to you as part of our bi-monthly Euro Run. We will be delivering in Sweden and Denmark between the 5th–10th February 2014 so you still have time to get in touch with us to place your orders.
Please contact us on +44 121 544 4040 or email email@example.com for further assistance. Visit our website by clicking here. We look forward to seeing you shortly.
One of the highlights of working at a company like the David Manners Group is the variety of cars we get to see each week. Our demographic of cars, particularly the Classic side means many of our parts are interchangeable with other models – Some of which can even surprise us at times.
We have already featured a pre-war Austin A7 a few weeks ago, but this time we are pleased to showcase a robust Rover 75 from circa 1948.
In context with what we define as a classic car (our Triumph, Jag, Morris Minor and MG range of parts are mostly for the 1960’s or 1970’s era) we tend to see them as cars that should be looked after and treated with care and devotion from an owner that can respect the possession they have.
In most cases, long journeys are generally a thing of the past and our owners will have a primary car for the day to day side of life. Well, this is not the case with this Rover 75. And after inspecting the inside and out, the car nothing could be further from the intentions of its owner.
Infact Ken, the owner was boasting about a journey he was about to make to London. It poses no problem for this Rover 75. The journey is one of many long distant trips he makes from Birmingham on a weekly basis. It is a workhorse, and you can see and feel it to. It’s not up to show standard; the interior is a mix of refurbished and well lived in. It is clearly a project of well serviced and tinkering with the aesthetics when possible. Ken went on to say he is in the process of completing the interior of the car back to its original glory.
We would be delighted to show more of this project in the future.
We hope to compare pictures soon from this Alfa Romeo Giulietta in pre refurbished state to its predicted pristine condition in the near future. From this image, the Alfa Romeo paints a sorry picture but it is actually technically sound. It is certainly a worthwhile project with many improvements more of an aesthetic nature.
We have many customers that bring their projects with them to show us the progress and give us an opportunity to see exactly how we help them on the journey.
This Jaguar S-Type Sport certainly stood out at the David Manners Group this week. Whilst the Modern S-Type has been a popular model since production began in 1999, this Limited Edition 3.0 look is a rare sight to see so it’s no surprise this is in immaculate condition.
Whilst taking pictures of this S-Type, a non-sport version but equally as impressive happened to pull up next to it so we were able to compare the 2 in one shot. Our customer told us that his Jaguar S-Type has given him no problems since its purchase a few years ago so with the exception of wear and tear Jaguar Service Items it is able to offer incredible comfort when negotiating cross country travel on a daily basis.
Jaguar is known worldwide for its reliability, even amongst the more classic models. However as we build our portfolio of cars from our customer spotlight section, we also endeavour to mention some of the more common problems our customers mention. Take a look through our archives to see some of the Jaguar Cars we have featured in recent months.
I was driving back to the Midlands though the extreme gradient of the Welsh Valleys and mountainesque roads yesterday in my modern car that had all the technology required to comfortably negotiate the roads.
The car in front was a 1991 Classic Mini that just left me for dead. Not only did it appear graceful on the winding roads and hills, its handling of the terrain was second to none. When I finally caught up with it, my passenger managed to take this picture before it once again became a dot on the horizon.
Jaguar XF Models 3.0, 4.2 both Petrol or Diesel Jaguar X-Type Petrol or Diesel
For more information, please contact one of our expert Salesmen on 0121 544 4040 or visit our website by clicking here. Please note that all prices on this advert are correct at the time of posting and exclude VAT. For up to date prices and stock, please contact us directly.
Mini Spares Midlands (part of the David Manners Group) will once again be at the Bingley Hall Mini Show on Sunday 26th January 2014.
To save on shipping costs, we are giving all customers the option to order with us now and collect at the show to avoid shipping costs. If you would like to take us up on this offer, please contact 0121 544 0011 and we will assist you further.
The Bingley Hall Mini Show is the first event of the calendar year and considered one of the biggest events for Mini enthusiasts to gather. Part of the British Mini Clubs calendar includes the Mini Spares Midlands Open Evening. We are already making plans for this event and we are open to suggestions for how we can celebrate the 13th Annual year. Please click here to read more about this.