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.


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


  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!

  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. :)

  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.

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

  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.

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

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

  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". :)

  18. Oh, I really dig that red upholstery.

  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

  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.

  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.

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

  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. ( :

  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. :-)

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

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

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

  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.

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

  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).

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

  32. I like the pillow in the back seat!

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

  34. @Kay: thanks!

    @Mike: this one's well looked after.

    @Luiz: I agree!

    @Norma: so do I.

    @Mari: quite a car.

    @Jennifer: I thought so!