About Lloyd Kahn
started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog
with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter
, Shelter II
(1978), Home Work
(2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast
(2008), Tiny Homes
(2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move
(2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:
The design work for the Morris Minor began in 1941, but the first running edition was in 1947. here is a link to the Morris minor history– http://www.filegarden.com/ncbcc/MorrisMinorHistory.htm
The specimen picture above is of the post-1956 "Minor 1000" variety. The single-piece windscreen is the giveaway there. Further, the existence of front turn signal indicators instead of B-pillar semaphore "trafficators" dates it to 1961 or later.
Had a buddy who kept a 1961 Morris Traveller (station wagon woodie). Helped him covert it to right-hand drive and upgrade the running gear to a 1275cc engine and racing transmission, disc drakes, real wire wheels with knock-off spinners, etc. It was a kick to drive, but I really preferred his 2-door saloon (sedan) for around-town driving.
Here's a '65 convertible, I recently shot in downtown Chico. Not much change 😉
Sharkey, Anon, Rich, Thanks for corrections. She must have said 1961, not 1941. Interesting to see this as predecessor to the Mini, which was predecessor to Mini Cooper. Three great little cars.
My parents had a Morris Minor in the 50s. It was a cute little car.