Sunday, October 12, 2014
Strawberry Fields Forever...
A gorgeous little house on the back of the iconic Morris Minor, it was built in New Zealand quite a few years ago.
Perhaps it will be around forever...
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I love it.ReplyDelete
That's a jewel. My dad had a Morris Minor years ago. Wish he had kept it. Rare here in the US.ReplyDelete
What a little darling. My daughter had a Morrie in the 80s, and we saw lots of wee Gypsy Vans at the Morrie man's farm at Coatsville at that time. Happy memiries.........BeeReplyDelete
I posted about seeing a house truck here in Texas and also gave a link you your blog on that posting. You didn't comment so maybe you didn't see it. Here is a link to it:ReplyDelete
Thanks for that DD, I must have missed you that day. I recognise a couple of those vehicles...Delete
It's very beautiful and so is the morris minor. I had a convertible and drove it from the uk to the foot of italy........happy memories. If it had been a little housetruck it could have been even better. Once you've had a morris you never forget them.ReplyDelete
I have a Morris who I adore.ReplyDelete
The only thing that would make him better ?
A snail house on his back.
Thanks for this Keith, what a joy to see!!ReplyDelete
Back in the late 70's, living in Devon, England, my little Brother and I bought an ex-post office Moggy Thou van, still in it's red livery and complete with it's speed govenor on the engine. Why they ever thought one was necessary I have no idea. It wouldn't pull the skin off a rice pudding BUT I loved it.
We carried our music equipment around to the local village halls where we would play for dances.
Everybody loved the Moggy.
Time past as it does and we moved on from the music but we still kept the old Moggy Thou van.
Years after I emmigrated to Canada, no visit back home to Blighty was complete without reliving the past days by sitting in my dear old friend the Moggy, now parked in a dusty corner of the barn.
I was devastated, when I returned again to find our little Moggy was gone. Brother had sold it, claiming "It was a peice of junk and some other idiot could waste his time on it". How tragiclly British.
My heart sinks thinking about it, I guess he just couldn't find the love. So sad.
That's quite an early example, a Morris II, produced between 1955 and 1959. With an 803cc engine, it's acceleration was considered "calm" by any standard. I can't imagine what hauling around an entire house must be like with only 30 horsepower. I suspect that they started with one of the Quarter Ton Pick-ups, and probably had to add helper springs and those larger tyres to help hold up the load.ReplyDelete
This is so cool! I could see myself traveling in one like this one dayReplyDelete
Hi keith how did you get those photos as i lived beside them and sold the Morry sometime ago .,.ReplyDelete
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There was a VW bug combo built (not many) that this reminds me of, both just wonderful.ReplyDelete