1934 Morris 10/4 Saloon
Charming and original saloon from long-term ownership; a very presentable car which has seen light use over the last few years
William Morris established Morris Motors Ltd in Cowley in 1919 and it took just five years for his business to become the UK's biggest car manufacturer, producing over 2,000 vehicles a week!
The Morris 10 was introduced in 1933 and proved a very successful formula. Built around a conventional ladder chassis, it was fitted with a side-valve 1,292cc 4-cylinder engine employing a single SU carburettor and produced 24bhp. The gearbox was a four-speed manual transmission unit, and Lockheed hydraulic brakes were fitted. Body styles at the launch were restricted to a saloon and two door coupé but a four door tourer joined the range in December followed in 1934 by a two-seater with dickey seat and a Traveller's Saloon.
This 1934 10/4 Saloon spent its post-war life in East Ham, London. The continuation log book dates from 1947 and shows that the car was re-registered SSU 807 in 1989. This could well be when the car was restored. It has certainly had work done to it and the general patina would accord with a car that was restored 30 years ago and given light and careful use since. There is sadly no history prior to this.
The paintwork is presentable and the interior delightfully original, although sadly our furry friends have taken a shine to the driver’s seat squab which will need some remedial attention.
The vendor used the car actively, attending local shows and club events since he purchased it back in 1998 - although anno domini and recent health issues have caught up with him and the car has remained covered in his shed for the last year or so…
Still, being an honest and straightforward Morris means that it still fires up straight away and runs and drives as its maker intended. There are a few tidying jobs to do inside, but it is ready to use and would make an ideal addition to the family fleet.
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Reg No: BHK275
Chassis Number: 31628
Engine Number: 28484
Engine Size: 1292
Docs: V5C, Buff Log Book.
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