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MORRIS EIGHT PRE-SERIES/SERIES 1

2-door saloon, 4-door saloon, 2-seater tourer, 4-seater tourer.

Morris's great thirties success and one of Britain's best-loved pre-war cars; the company's saviour. Engine a copy of Ford's 8hp unit, but improved in detail; three bearing crank standard, and engine mated to a three-speed 'box. Attractive saloon bodies have a certain Dagenham look about them and feature two-tone colour schemes. Sporty-looking tourers at £120 when new ('operational trainers for the MG', according to the late Michael Sedgwick) captured the public's imagination, selling 20,000 or so. Series Is (from summer '35) have Hardy-Spicer universals instead of fabric joints. Plenty of Eights around, so spares situation good. Tourers much sought-after and command silly prices.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
918cc (S4 SV) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1935 to 1937  
Number produced:
164,100