Series II interior - white piping puzzle

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Series II interior - white piping puzzle

Postby Oldmogman » Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:51 am

Could anyone shed any light on the white piping used on Series II front seats?

Was this used to denote leather seats or was it used on vinyl seats as well? Or was it something used for a particular year?

I've seen maroon leather seats with white piping but I've also seen blue/green leather seats with piping in the same colour.

Also, was white piping used on rear seats too? (And were they leather or vinyl?)

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Re: Series II interior - white piping puzzle

Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:05 pm

Theres not much in original morris minor about the white piping, but basically the later cars had white piping and the earlier had self coloured. Leather facings with vinyl sides and door trims. I would guestimate that the white piping came in around the same time as the central speedo updates.

Heres my June 56 that has white piping[frame]Image[/frame]

and Steveys cheesgrater which is 54 and has all plain ( this pic was after a good scrub)
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Re: Series II interior - white piping puzzle

Postby Oldmogman » Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:46 am

Thanks David, that's great!

(Nice interior, by the way.)

So does that mean cars will all-vinyl seats could also have white piping?

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Re: Series II interior - white piping puzzle

Postby stevey » Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:22 pm

not on deluxe, white with leather


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Re: Series II interior - white piping puzzle

Postby Boomlander » Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:56 pm

1949-Early 1953 Had Maroon, Suede Green or Beige covers with contrasting piping. (Series MM)
1953-1959 Had Maroon, Suede Green or Dove Grey covers with matching piping. (Series II)
1956-1959 Had Maroon or Suede Green covers with Grey piping. (Series III)
1960-1962 Had Biscuit, Light Blue or Maroon covers with matching piping. (Series III)


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Re: Series II interior - white piping puzzle

Postby OHP 900 » Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:23 pm

Boomlander wrote:1949-Early 1953 Had Maroon, Suede Green or Beige covers with contrasting piping. (Series MM)
1953-1959 Had Maroon, Suede Green or Dove Grey covers with matching piping. (Series II)
1956-1959 Had Maroon or Suede Green covers with Grey piping. (Series III)
1960-1962 Had Biscuit, Light Blue or Maroon covers with matching piping. (Series III)
I think '48 to some time in '51/'52(?) was the beige interior with colour coded piping. MMs after that had full colour interiors (introduced with colours like Clarendon grey and Empire green.) :wink:
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Re: Series II interior - white piping puzzle

Postby IaininTenbury » Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:19 am

That's correct. Even more pedantically, the 1st MMs had two extra bits of coloured piping between the horizontal flutes and the panel along the side of the seat facings, but this was deleted, some time late in 1950 (my guess from cars I've had), probably so occupants weren't sitting on two ridges of piping and they just had piping round the edge.
Back to the orig post, I've just acquired a '57 four door Minor 1000 which has the maroon interior with white piping and the curved back series 2 style seats - probably one of the nicest and most comfortable interiors produced in my opinion :)
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