Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1938
  • Mileage 
    48 000 mi / 77 249 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    32/E192708
  • Engine number 
    187320
  • Lot number 
    64
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

- Entered from the Gilder Group Collection

The Series I Morris Eight was unveiled in 1935 as a rival to Ford's hot-selling Model Y. Better equipped than its competitors, it boasted electric wipers, synchromesh on the upper two gearbox ratios and hydraulic brakes. The Series II version of 1938 brought only minor changes - painted rather than plated radiator surround and disc rather than wire wheels. Some 54,000 were produced before the model was supplanted by the radically different-looking Series E. This delightfully original Series II is finished in Green over Black and is understood to have had just six owners from new; the most recent of whom bought it by accident from a previous H&H sale! Its bodywork needs some TLC, but the Morris 'starts first turn and runs like a little sewing machine'. The engine is original, as the Green leather upholstery also appears to be. The indicated mileage is a credible though unwarranted 48,000.