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21st century Morris Minor I heard.... :dddc:
Now that WOULD be interesting, especially in light of the relative success of other retro pastiches like the MINI, VW Beetle and the Ford GT in their respective segments, and the anticipated success of the equally retro Fiat 500 - a car based on the design of one from much the same era as the Morris Minor.
 

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Now that WOULD be interesting, especially in light of the relative success of other retro pastiches like the MINI, VW Beetle and the Ford GT in their respective segments, and the anticipated success of the equally retro Fiat 500 - a car based on the design of one from much the same era as the Morris Minor.
Yup, slap it on the R3 floorpan - its the right size. Thinking about it the R3 is even approximately the right shape!
 

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A new Morris Minor ought to be a top priority. Citroen is thinking about a new 2cv now, the Fiat 500 is coming back, the VW Beetle has come back and the MINI is a runaway sucess.

However Nanjing should be clever about this and think more in terms of the spiritual concept with Moggy Minor detailing (e.g. speed counter in the middle). This way Morris won't just sell well for a few years but could be relaunched more fully. Alternatively if they choose the retro route then I'd like to see them do a more modern Morris too.
 

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Phase 2 is an adjacent piece of land to the Nanjing Factory in China, to produce 200,000 more cars on top of the 250,000 that are going to be coming out of the current newly built factory.
 

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Saw an 06 plated vw beetle today, looked very retro in 74 style! Never seen an new 'old' one before!

Would be pretty good to get some retro cars back! Keep toying with the idea to write to vw to get a Mk1 golf GTi produced as a limited run!
 

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Now that WOULD be interesting, especially in light of the relative success of other retro pastiches like the MINI, VW Beetle and the Ford GT in their respective segments, and the anticipated success of the equally retro Fiat 500 - a car based on the design of one from much the same era as the Morris Minor.

The Beetle sales are stalling.

The Ford Thunderbird ceased production with 20 months

The Rover 75 was a sales dud.

Retro can sell. But it can also die.

The FIAT 500 was not of the same era as the Minor. The Minor was conceived at the end of WW2. The FIAT was launched in 1957, just in time for the postwar Italian boom.
 

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The FIAT 500 was not of the same era as the Minor. The Minor was conceived at the end of WW2. The FIAT was launched in 1957, just in time for the postwar Italian boom.
The Minor ended production in 1971 and hardly a journey goes by without me seeing one on the roads. Don't know how it would do outside the UK though. How many countries is Miss Marple shown in?!
 

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Where do you drive? Or is there one on your neighbours drive ;)

Lucky to see 1 Minor a year round this way.
 

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To admit to watching Eastenders once is bad enough, but to admit to watching the omnibus as well is certifiable :err:

Old classics do seem to be on the road less these days :(
 
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