1939 Morris Eight Series E
£5,768Comprehensively recommissioned in 2017 after 40 years
in storage; new clutch; full engine rebuild; four new tyres; lovely patina and
Purchased by the vendor in 2018 to join his
collection of original pre-war motors, it had already been recommissioned by its
previous owner having spent over 40 years covered in blankets in a
The recommissioning consisted of a thorough overhaul, not just
some new petrol and some air in old tyres. The engine was removed and fully
overhauled, including a rebore, hone, block reface and a crank grind (invoice on
file from 2017).
It was rebuilt with a new copper head gasket and
installed back in the car with a new clutch kit and a carburettor rebuild kit
from Burlen Services. The brakes were also overhauled.
The end result is
a car which is fit and well mechanically and still carrying its lovely
unrestored interior and exterior paintwork - although it is all very presentable
having been well stored for all those years.
This charming little Morris
comes with a delightful patina and will appeal to those who like their cars to
be original. The plus side is a freshly rebuilt engine which has seen little
use. The car also comes with a CD manual.
The car has been running and
driving nicely while on site at Brightwells, although we feel the brakes were
not the most effective we have tried.For more information - contact
Matthew Parkin 07813 936698