A restoration feature from
the November 2016 issue of
Practical Classics magazine
can be read by clicking
on the picture:
We are a small husband and wife business, based in Cannock, Staffordshire. Established in 2000, we have been providing Morris Minor
Convertibles for chauffeur-driven wedding hire, under our associated business name of "Mirabelle Classic Cars."
The Morris Minor Hearse Company is a new venture, launched in November 2011 at the NEC classic car show, when we displayed on the "Classic Hearse Register" stand (4C106).
We aim to cater for the needs of fellow Morris Minor owners, and classic car enthusiasts in general. Although we all prefer not to
think of death, it provides comfort to think that our final journey will be made in a classic car, and a Morris Minor
in particular. Relatives will have the reassurance that their loved one will be in the company of fellow
enthusiasts, in the only purpose-built Morris Minor hearse in the country, totally rebuilt and converted with
loving care. Our drivers are dressed appropriately, mature and courteous, and driving an immaculately
Green and Eco Funerals -
Our Morris Minor hearse, is an appropriate choice for anyone considering an ecologically sympathetic and ethical funeral.
This car has effectively been "re-cycled", having been completely rebuilt, creating a smaller carbon footprint than a new-build traditional hearse.
Part of the structure is made from Ash, a natural material, which would be in sympathy with, for example, a woodland funeral.
One of the major restorers, and suppliers of Morris Minor parts, Charles Ware's Morris Minor Centre at Bath,
was presented the the National Green Apple award in 2003, which recognised their contribution to sustainable car
preservation, and provision of employment opportunities in the third world, via their factory in Sri-Lanka.
"Trudy" the traveller - DEA 384C -
Trudy was built and registered in 1965. She was supplied by Colmore Depot, based at West Bromwich in the West
Midlands. She led a normal life, becoming gradually run-down through daily use, until Andrew bought her as a
complete wreck in April 2009. It took two and a half years of painstaking work to restore her to show