April 1961
Launch of the all-steel version.
In April 1961 the all-steel estate was launched for the overseas market only.  The first recorded all-steel car was a Morris Mini Traveller with chassis number M-AW4-85867 built on 7th February 1961.  It was Cherry Red in colour and was despatched on 16th March 1961 with the destination recorded simply as "Europe"! allsteel00.jpg