Morris Minor Vs VW Beetle
How many scorching afternoons and hazy evenings and have these two racked up between them? Millions of us will remember long holiday drives, even longer traffic jams in the Moggy and Bug. Cars we remember with such affection that the hum of their four pots can be recalled by their nicknames alone. On the one hand we have the we have the Morris Minor – the homegrown hero that took a generation of Brits everywhere from the beachs of Cornwall to the Highlands of Scotland. Britain’s first car to sell more than a million is now one of the bedrocks of our booming classic car hobby, and it’s hard to think of a show this summer that wouldn’t welcome it. Then there’s the Volkswagen Beetle. It only exists because a Brit – Major Ivan Hirst – gave it a second chance but it went on to conquer the world, and made its mark on a stiffly patriotic British market by becoming the nation’s best-selling imported car. Marque experts might be able to point out the subtle changes made to them over the years, but for most us, neither really seemed to change much during their long production runs. If you didn’t own a Minor or a Beetle, chances are you’ll know someone who did. But which represents the best classic buy today? We’re about to find out.