There’s so much to like here: the use of the word “mighty” when talking about a nearly half-minute zero to 60 time, the suggestion that whatever you drove before needed a full minute to get to 60, the strange perspective of that drawing, which makes the wheels look tiny and the headlights look huge. Everything about this works just right. No notes.
My friend in LA just took ownership of a Morris Minor project, and I’m so excited to see it up and running. These are such charming little proper puttering cars. Also, I think they’re one of that class of car where the second-generation redesign actually made the car look significantly better. Remember, the Minor started life with its headlights down low as the Morris Minor MM from 1948 and in 1953 the Series II moved them up into the fenders:
Personally, I think the higher-headlight version has a much more appealing face, even if the double chrome trim around the grille is kind of strange. The old one reminds me of a proboscis monkey for some reason that the newer one doesn’t even though that central hood lump is unchanged.
What do you think? Is it just me?