1938 Morris Eight Saloon

Honest four door saloon showing a healthy dose of patina; runs and drives

Available as a two or four-seat tourer and a two or four-door saloon, the Morris Eight was capable of 60mph and 40mpg from its 23.5bhp 918cc side-valve engine, driving through a three-speed box with synchromesh on the top two gears. It also benefited from hydraulic brakes and a good level of equipment - all this for the princely sum of just £120 brand new!

Presented here is one of the four door saloons which appears to be fitted with a handy sliding roof, although we have not managed to get it open. The body is bumped a little, crazed and cracked here and there but seems pretty solid, with the doors closing nicely with a satisfying clunk.

Our vendor has not had it long and although there are six other recorded keepers going back to 1995, there are sure to have been more prior to that since it was first registered in March 1938.

We understand the car does run and drive, but it ran out of petrol shortly after arrival. It has the makings of a nice usable example which would respond well to some simple cleaning and servicing.

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Reg No: EXB933
Chassis Number: S2E175478
Engine Number: 173320
Engine Size: 885cc
Docs: V5C, Handbooks, various books.

Estimate: £3,000+

Lot 2

Lot ended

Thursday 28/10/2021

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

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