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Morris (car)

Morris was the name of a former English car manufacturing company.

Morris was started in 1913 when bicycle manufacturer William Morris[?] (1877-1963) turned his attention to car manufacturing. A factory was opened in Oxford and the company's first car the "Bullnose Oxford" was introduced.

During the 1920s Morris established a reputation for producing high quality cars. By the early 1930s Morris had become Britain's biggest car manufacturer, holding a 51% share of the home market.

Throughout the 1930s and 1940s the company produced mainly, simple but reliable family cars. The most famous Morris car was the Morris Minor[?] introduced in 1948.

In the early 1950s Morris merged with it's old rival Austin[?] to form the British Motor Corporation[?].

The Morris brand name was used until the late 1970s on cars such as the Morris Marina[?].



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