The Bexhill 100 Motoring Club

PO Box 159

Bexhill - on - Sea

East Sussex

TN39 3XE

Bexhill 100 Motoring Club

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Bexhill on Sea - The Birthplace of British Motor Racing (1902)

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Morris Mini 1961

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Engine (8MB)

4 cylinder in-line,

8 overhead valves

Displacement: 848cc

Bore: 63mm

Stroke: 68.3mm

Compression ratio: 8.3 to 1

Valves: 2 per cylinder

Carburettors: single SU HS2

Power output: 37 bhp at 5,500rpm



Maximum speed: 75mph

0-60 mph: 29.6secs

Overall fuel consumption:




4-speed manual,

synchromesh on top 3 gears,

Front wheel drive

Dimensions & Weight

Wheelbase: 80in

Track front: 48.2in

Track rear: 46.2in

Overall length: 120in

Overall width: 55.5in

Overall height: 53in

Ground clearance: 6in

Kerb weight: 1,340 lbs

Fuel tank: 5.5gals


Morris Mini-Minor

Mk 1 Production

1959 - 67: 510,000 approx

Price new in 1959:

£497 (Basic) £537 (De Luxe)


Total of Austin & Morris Mini Mk 1 all variants: 945,000

Total production

(1959 - 2000) of all

Mini variants: 5,387,862

In July 1961 a Morris Mini Minor, registration number VAP557 was purchased from at T R Page Morris House Sackville Rd. Bexhill on Sea (above) The garage was opened in 1931 by Lord Nuffield and Amy Johnson who arrived in an MG. The garage sat by the roundabout at the end of Sackville Rd.

The Clipper Blue Mini was bought by a Miss Gould who kept the car until Dave bought it in March 2002. On buying the Morris with a genuine mileage of only 42,000 in original untouched condition. The car came with a remarkable amout of paperwork, including the original receipts, warranty and the full service history. The paintwork looked like it hadn’t seen polished since it left the showroom, so Dave, with help from friends within the club set to work with lots of TLC bringing the car back up to the wonderful condition it is today. The door hinges had to be refurbished and a small crease taken out of the side of the bodywork.

Over the many years Dave has owned the car he has travelled many miles showing off the car and promoting the club and Bexhill on Sea as the Birthplace of British Motor Racing, something Dave is immensely proud off.


Hydraulic, Front: drum

Rear: drum



Front & Rear: rubber cone, telescopic shock absorbers



Rack & pinion



Pressed steel 4 stud, 10in,



Pressed steel monocoque


Colours available

Morris Mini Minor: Clipper Blue, Cherry Red or Old English White