Morris Eight Series E
1938-1939, 54134 produced.
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Tourer,2 doors,4 seats
Saloon,2 doors,4 seats
Tourer,2 doors,2 seats
The open tourer Morris 8 Series E was introduced at the same time as the saloon models. But unlike the saloons was not produced after WWII, so there are far fewer tourers than saloons and vans (the vans being known as the Series Z). Apart from appearance there were some other differences between the Series E and its predecessors.
The engine now had a webbed crankshaft which was better balanced, and the main and big-end bearings were now shell instead of white metal bearings - far easier to replace. Additionally the gearbox now had four speeds not three.
The wheels on the Series II were known as 'Easicleen' unlike the spoked wheels of the Series I.
Buyers Guide Morris Eight (1934-1948) featured in Practical Classics September 2006 – available from our sister site Bookbase. Click here to view.
|918cc||S4 SV||Morris Sidevalve (Eight Series E)||57mm x 90mm|
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|533||Morris Eight SE (1939)||Lambert & Foster||25 Apr 1996||£800.00||-|
|056||Morris Eight (1939)||Christies||11 Sep 1993||£60.00||-|
British post-war heroes
|Publication||Practical Classics January 2007|
|British post-war heroes - They were outdated and primitive but these cars had the demobbed masses queueing for them. Group test: Ford Prefect, Morris Eight, Vauxhall 10/4.|
Buying Guide - Morris Eight Buying Guide (1934-1948)
|Publication||Practical Classics September 2006|
|Choosing An Eight: Morris Eight 1934-1948 - Think pre-war classics are fragile? Think again. This durable Thirties' best-seller puts some modern machinery to shame|
The Minor Morris before the Minor
|Publication||Practical Classics May 2003|
|The Minor Morris before the Minor - For: practicality, spares availability, charming pre-war looks, economy. Against: wheezy performance, few open-topped cars left, cramped for fatties.|
Side by Side - Automotive Family Fare
|Publication||Practical Classics January 2001|
|Side by Side - Automotive Family Fare - 1946 Morris Eight Series E, 1954 Ford Popular 103E, 1966 Austin Cambridge A60, 1973 Hillman Hunter, 1980 Vauxhall Cavalier.|
Send in the clones
|Publication||Classic & Sports Car December 2011|
|Send in the clones - The Morris Eight and Singer Bantam were canny cribs of Ford's Model Y, but which wins the battle for best 30s small saloon? Jon Pressnell arbitrates.|
Pieces of eight
|Publication||Classic & Sports Car June 2010|
|Pieces of eight - When four guys in Denmark decided to build a '30s racer on a shoestring, they opted to base it on a Morris Eight - and the result is a little cracker, reckons Jon Pressnell.|
Buyer's guide - Morris Eight 1934-1948 - Life's great with an eight
|Publication||Classic Car Mart October 2008|
|Buyer's guide - Morris Eight 1934-1948 - Life's great with an eight- Pre-war cars are usually seen as completely unsuited to modern traffic conditions, but there are exceptions - such as the Morris Eight.|
Buyers Guide - Morris 8
|Publication||Classics September 2004|
|Buyers Guide - Morris 8 - Mike Renaut finds out what you need to know when buying a Morris 8.|
Classic & Sports Car November 2003 pg 160
|Publication||Classic & Sports Car November 2003|
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