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Motor car


Morris Mini-Minor motor car, registration LS7717, blue with original black and grey seats and fleck trim, designed by Alex Issigonis, built 12th - 13th August 1959 at Cowley, England and registered in Galashiels, Scotland

Museum reference




Object name

Motor car

Production information

British Motor Corporation (BMC), 1952 - 1968, Maker
Cowley, Oxfordshire, England, Northern Europe
Issigonis, Alexander Arnold Constantine, Sir, 1906 - 1988, Designer




Steel, Rubber, Plastic

Physical description

Blue painted saloon car with registration number LS7717 at front and rear. The chassis number, on a plate on the left side of the engine bay is MA254-685. The 850cc engine number is 8 MBVR-V-H830 on a plate riveted to the front of the engine block. The car has the original black and grey seats and fleck trim. Around the 500th one ever built, it was driven up from factory to be displayed in the showrooms of Purves of Gala.


Purves of Gala
Galashiels, Selkirkshire, Scotland, Northern Europe


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