Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Just What Is The Moggy Anyway?

I was coming out of a grocery store in the Glebe when I noticed a rather unusual car parked. It's a Morris Minor, known affectionately as a Moggy or Moggies. I liked the little touches, like the back seat pillow or the little statue of Queen Elizabeth, complete with waving hand.

40 comments:

  1. Neat! I remember the name Morris Minor but not the name Moggy.

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  2. What an immaculately restored and turned out car.
    Ms Soup

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  3. Lovely old car .. and it's so clean..:)

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  4. It is a car that simply catches the eye.

    Tomás.

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  5. An amazing little car so lovingly maintained and decorated. Eye-catching.

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  6. Magnificas e belas fotografias, gostei bastante.
    Um abraço e boa semana.
    Andarilhar

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  7. This is a beauty! So well kept and very catchy!

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  8. What a fine auto. Not sure that I've ever seen one around these parts. Very nice photos, too, William!

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  9. I'd love to meet the person who drives this car. Photographer's dream!

    Janis
    GDP

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  10. That's such a cute car! Love the red interior. Isn't 'moggy' British slang for cat? Not sure why it's applied to the Morris. Great photos ... I like how "home of president's choice" came up in the reflection beside the Queen!
    Wendy

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  11. I never heard of that term before or the car. Very nice looking vehicle though. My first thought of seeing the Queen in the back window was, I wonder if it was a bobble head. :)

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  12. @Linda: I had heard of the Morris.

    @Alphabet Soup: they take care of it.

    @Orvokki: I imagine it'll be indoors until April now that winter is coming.

    @Tomas: it does!

    @Marleen: definitely.

    @Gemma: the owners definitely love it.

    @Marianne: it certainly is.

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @Nancy: I agree.

    @Lowell: I can't recall seeing one before.

    @Janis: they must be British.

    @Wendy: I'll have to look that up.

    @Janey: it would be quite a treasure.

    @Bill: it reminded me of a bobble head, but the only thing moving was the hand.

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  13. It's a neat car, William, I've ever seen one around here...

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  14. Everything about that car is fantastic. The pillow is a wonderful touch and I love the little statue of the Queen. In fact, I bought one of those statues for my best friend David when I was in London in September. It's solar powered so as long as she's in the sun, she waves.

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  15. I've never seen one of these before. It must be an import. somebody does a lot of polishing on this one.

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  16. Brilliant I love it! Brings back memories of my very first car ☺

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  17. I found myself following a new Morris Mini one day and had to laugh out loud at the decal in the rear window. It said "Actual Size". :)

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  18. Oh, I really dig that red upholstery.

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  19. I know the car but this one is just fabulous.
    I have a VW Bug convertible. Alway have a flower in the vase and pillow and Scotty toy in the back seat. No Queen waving bur a Totoro sticker that looks like he is sitting in the passinger seat.
    Not as fabulous as the above car but so much fun.

    cheers, parsnip

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  20. @Furry Gnome: I got a kick out of seeing it.

    @Karl: I don't recall seeing one before.

    @Sharon: I figured it had to do with solar power.

    @Red: it is well taken care of.

    @Linda: its owners must be proud to have it.

    @Grace: it was quite a car.

    @Catalyst: hah!

    @Pat: it does stand out.

    @Parsnip: It does remind me of a VW in some respects.

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  21. I have spoken to 'The Oracle' (my husband :)) and he says that 'moggy' is a nick-name for someone called 'Morris or Maurice'. Hence, this Morris Minor car is also 'a moggy'. Wonderful photographs of a super car.

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  22. It looks like it is in mint condition! They were such cute cars.

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  23. I do believe the Queen is just too too much, I love that!! I have always been a fan of unique different cars. way awesome. i bet it would be way past my budget though. ( :

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  24. So cool! I ought to get one of those GB emblems for my car. Of course, wouldn't look the same on a Toyota. :-)

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  25. What a beauty . I love vintage vehicles . Nice photos , WOOHOO Great Britain lol ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  26. What a treasure you found to share! LOVE it! Wonder if it is a restoration or a beloved "as is"

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  27. What a wonderful find! I love everything about it and you photographed it beautifully.

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  28. @Lauren: that seems to fit with a comment above about cats- Morris is a good cat name.

    @RedPat: it's well cared for!

    @Beth: it would be a pretty penny!

    @Revrunner: it would not, no.

    @Country Gal: this was a surprise.

    @Cloudia: they must have put work into it, and they keep it well sheltered over the winter.

    @Lois: thank you!

    @Debs: so do I.

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  29. That's a great find, William! It's in gorgeous condition, Q.E. and all. What a nice spotting.

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  30. I read once that the Moggy, along with the Rolls Royce, was the only car that appreciates in value - I don't know if that's true. Lovely example - and with a UK plate for the early 1960s (I used to drive a 'B' plate from 1964).

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  31. The Queen catches my eyes, much more than the car itself

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  32. I like the pillow in the back seat!

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  33. So that is a Moggy. I feel so enlightened.

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