1936 Morris 8 (Series 1) 4 Door – SOLDJohn2019-03-04T17:54:23+00:00
1936 Morris 8 (Series 1) 4 Dr Sliding-Head Saloon……. SOLD
A perfect Show Car and Concours Contender!
Total body + mechanical restoration. Full nut & Bolt Job! Photos available.
Superb condition inside and out with black and Midnight Blue paintwork and Blue interior. Paintwork has glass-like finish, and inside the seats, doorcards, carpets, headlining, furflex, woodwork … all like new!
The blue/black paint combination also looks great and very of its time.
Fully working sun roof. Discretely fitted flashing indicators.
Rare Ace wheel discs, easy to clean but can be removed to show wire wheels.
Old cardboard logbook and original number plate.
This car is one of 185,000 made between 1934 and 1938.
Cost new £149, Road Tax £6 pa, Driving licence 5 shillings (25p)
4 cyl 918cc side valve engine. Top speed 55 mph
The car drives as it should with nice features like suicide doors.
Front safari opening screen. Working semaphores.
Folding luggage rack with portable antique trunk box.
Rear window blind.
This early series 1 Morris 8 is a lovely vintage car that wouldn’t look out of place in the Concours ring at shows or simply being used round the country lanes with the hamper in the back.
Comes with last owner’s Exhibition Display board showing ‘before and after’ pics of the restoration. Original 1936 Operation Manual. Workshop Manual. Lots of Club paraphernalia from the Morris Eight Register, Old MOT’s and tax discs. V5 logbook. Roadside tools.
Car is located in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire. For more text/call John on 07909 231414.
See my other British Classics listed on here.
Transport arranged at £1 pr/mile (one way only charged)
The car was powered by a Morris UB series 918 cc four-cylinder side-valve engine with three-bearing crankshaft and single SU carburettor with maximum power of 23.5 bhp (17.5 kW). The gearbox was a three-speed unit with synchromesh on the top two speeds and Lockheed hydraulic brakes were fitted. Coil ignition was used in a Lucas electrical system powered by a 6-volt battery and third brush dynamo.
The body, which was either a saloon or open tourer, was mounted on a separate channel section chassis with a 7 feet 6 inches (2.29 m) wheelbase. The tourer could reach 58 mph (93 km/h) and return 45 miles per imperial gallon (6.3 L/100 km; 37 mpg US); the saloons were a little slower. The chrome-plated radiator shell and honeycomb grille were dummies disguising the real one hidden behind. In September 1934 the bare chassis was offered for £95. For buyers of complete cars prices ranged from £118 for the basic two-seater to £142 for the four door saloon with “sunshine” roof and leather seats. Bumpers and indicators were £2 10 shillings (£2.50) extra.
Compared with the similarly priced, but much lighter and longer established Austin 7, the 1934/35 Morris Eight was well equipped. The driver was provided with a full set of instruments including a speedometer with a built in odometer, oil pressure and fuel level gauges and an ammeter. The more modern design of the Morris was reflected in the superior performance of its hydraulically operated 8-inch drum brakes. The Morris also scored over its Ford rival by incorporating an electric windscreen wiper rather than the more old-fashioned vacuum powered equivalent, while its relatively wide 45 inch track aided directional stability on corners.