A most appealing combination; lots of recent work; rare Brockhouse BT5
camping trailer; as seen on TV's Father Brown
In 1938, the Morris Eight Series III was relaunched as the Series E, now with radically altered front end styling more in tune with the glamorous Art Deco mood of the time. Gone was the rather staid and frumpy upright grille to be replaced by a swoopy chrome 'waterfall' instead, flanked by Lucas 'bug-eye' headlamps that gave the car a cheeky and appealing face. Gone too were the old-fashioned running boards and there was a proper opening boot to the rear.
First registered in July 1948, this appealing example dates from late on in its production cycle. The vendor acquired it as a lockdown project and has done loads of work on the car, thankfully without compromising its originality.
Photos on file show the front end stripped and the body repainted in period green livery. The upholstery remains original and there is scope for further improvement here should its new owner wish, although it looks very sound underneath and has been starting and running nicely while on site. We did notice however that the brakes could do with bleeding (hydraulics of course).
The more observant will have noticed the nice WW2 driving light mask on the nearside and may even have spotted it on the Telly where it had a part in 'The Father Brown Mysteries'. You will have also seen the lovely matching camping trailer, a professionally made Brockhouse BT5 dating from 1935. This would have been an item of envy in the day and has been restored too, with a livery to match the Morris.
Ideal for family days out or lucrative film work, this is a most appealing proposition at a very modest price guide.
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