Mini suspension designer dies aged 92

ERJ staff report (BC)

Bradford-on-Avon, UK – Dr Alex Moulton, inventor of two different forms of suspension for Alex Issigonis’s Mini car, has died at the age of 92.

The Mini was launched in 1959 with Moulton’s compact rubber cone suspension system. He later devised the Hydrolastic system which connected the front and rear wheel pair on each side of the car, giving the Mini a notably soft and level ride for its small size.

Moulton was most famous, however, for inventing the small-wheeled bicycle. Its 50th anniversary…

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