Lot 27: Morris Ten Series M
The Morris Ten was a medium sized car introduced in 1933 as the company's offering in the important 10hp sector of the British market. It continued through a series of variants until 1948 when it was replaced by the MO Series Morris Oxford. Launched in 1938, the Series M was completely new compared to its predecessors with unitary construction and a 37bhp 1,140cc OHV engine (also fitted to the MG TC sports car). Driving through a four-speed gearbox, it gave the car a top speed of 62mph.
The chassis was very conventional for the time with solid axles front and rear with leaf spring suspension all round. A sunroof was a popular post-war option that helped to keep sales bouyant. Only saloon bodies were made for the civilian market, but a range of pick-up bodies were fitted during the war as one of many similar vehicles by British manufactures collectively known as 'Tillies'. Dating from 1947, this very late Series M is said to be in good condition throughout and to "run and drive really well" although the vendor states that the engine "does use a little oil and shows some smoke". With an MOT until June 2009 and taxed until May, it is fitted with the desirable sunroof option and looks good value at the guide price suggested today.
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Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Leominster, Herefordshire
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|Registration number||316 HYM|
|Engine capacity (cc)||1140|
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