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Key Information

Lot number
27
Sale Price
£1,966
Make & Model
Morris 10/4
Registration
Year
Colour
Engine Size
1,141 cc
Chassis No.
48585
Engine No.
43598
Documents
No paperwork

Full Description

1935 Morris 10/4 Saloon

No Reserve

Part restored example; a nice old car with potential; lots of work done; new fuel tank; sunroof repairs etc; engine issues to resolve

This charming old Morris 10/4 Saloon was first registered on 11th April 1935 and, according to its accompanying buff logbook, had moved to Leatherhead by 1948.

Its then owner, Mr Patterson kept it until Richard Dunning of Chelsea took over in 1968. By September of that year, Malden Auto Services had fully overhauled the engine with new white-metal and a rebore to +040". The old style logbook shows he moved to Great Malden and was to keep the car for some years, until at least 1983 when the new logbook was issued. During his ownership, bills from the early 1970s list a rear axle overhaul, king pins and rear springs etc.

Jumping to 2019, the car was in the hands of the vendor's friend who started more restoration work. There are bills on file for a new aluminium rear petrol tank, brake hoses, engine gasket set and a full carburettor rebuild at the cost of £244. The vendor, a serial Morris 10/4 collector took on the project due to the former owner's ill health, but has decided it is one step too far for him to complete having now completely run out of space and momentum.

He took the engine for reconditioning at Phoenix Rebore in Hereford (highly recommended) who stripped the unit to find a crack in the block at the base of bore number two...this was the final straw hence the inclusion of the car in the sale today.

If you happen to have a spare Morris block in the shed, or fancy installing something with a bit more go, or are simply willing to invest in some clever welding or cold stitching to repair this block, BXP 275 looks an enticing project.

The V5c suggests that the number is still transferable and it comes with some service information, a Pitman's book on the Morris Ten and an original handbook.

There has already been lots of work done and it has clearly been loved for many years. On offer at No Reserve, the highest bid on the day buys this nice old car which is in need of a new home.

For more information - contact matthew.parkin@brightwells.com