Morris Minor Hire has the perfect car for your chosen occasion.
Each of our cars have their own unique personalities.
Dibley is a 1970 Morris Minor Traveller in Smoke Grey.
Why the name Dibley? Paul purchased Dibley from Charles Ware in 2003 being only his third owner from new. Pre GDPR you could apply to the DVSA for a history check on the previous owners of your car so long as you could prove you were the current owner. The details came back that Dibley had been registered to a Mr Stevenson in Kent on the 23rd July 1970 who kept him until 1989 when he changed hands in the Stevenson family to Rev Bernard Stevenson until 2003 hence the name Dibley from the TV program “The Vicar of Dibley”.
Dibley travelled from Gillingham in Kent to The Vicarage in Harrow until a short spell in the Midlands, Wales and then his final vicarage in Weston Super Mare before hanging up his dog collar for retirement. In 2016 I tracked down the previous owner of Dibley and arranged to meet. Rev Stevenson, retired now, told me all about Dibleys past and how he was used daily and very much part of the family during his ownership and, like us all, very much regretted selling him.
Dibley is far from being laid to rest and now enjoys a relaxed life back in Somerset and has swapped his holy water to a regular dose of Duckhams 20/50.
Snowy is a late 1971 “Snowberry” white Morris Minor convertible. Snowy left the Cowley factory originally as a hardtop Minor and one of the last saloons made as they actually stopped production in 1970.
Snowy had the chop in 2001 when Paul visited Charles Ware Morris Minor Centre, in Bath at the time, looking for his first moggie. There were a variety of moggies on display but none just seemed to be “the one”. Just about to leave for the day this dirty white moggie chugged into the yard with no roof, no interior apart from a single seat, but sounded so sweet and had that amazing Morris Minor fart. That was “the one” and with another seat added we were off on a test drive.
Snowy joined us later in 2001 with new gleaming paintwork, a burgundy roof with matching interior and has been lovingly cared for ever since. Snowy has been all around England, Wales and Scotland with even the occasional trip to France crossing over into Switzerland as part of a 2,000 mile trip during Minors On Tour.
These little cars really do love to be driven and put a smile on so many faces both young and old.