Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Following the normal BMC approach to new model derivatives a Morris version of the 1800 arrived in 1966, 2 years after the Austin equivalent. The Morris version was absolutely identical to its Austin sister featuring the transverse, 1798cc B-series engine providing drive to the front wheels.
In 1968 MkII versions of the 1800 range appeared. The MkII had a few trim detail changes, a new grille design (now the same on Austin versions) and redesigned rear wings incorporating vertically mounted rear lamp clusters. One significant change to the MkII was the availability of a sportier "S" version. The Morris 1800 MkII S had a twin carb, 96bhp engine providing near 100mph performance, interestingly an Austin 1800 "S" version was not immediately available.
Morris 1800 MKII production finished in 1972 to make way for the for the revised MkIII 1800 and new 2200 versions.
|1798cc||S4 OHV||BMC B-Series||80.26mm x 89mm||8.2|
|Drivetrain||Steering||Front Suspension||Rear Suspension|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|559||1968 Morris 1800 Marathon Rally Saloon||Bonhams||11 Jul 2008||Not sold|
|221||1968 Morris 1800 MkII Saloon||Bonhams||31 Aug 2007||£26500.00||£30475.00|
|709||Morris 1800S||Cheffins||2 Apr 2005||Not sold|
|011||Morris 1800 (1966)||Peter Francis||14 May 2002||£300.00||-|
|001||Morris 1800 (1966)||AMA||18 Jan 1999||Not sold|
1968 Morris 1800S MKII
|Publication||Practical Classics February 2011|
|1968 Morris 1800S MKII - Motoring historian James Peacop was in for a shock when he rebuilt his rallying Landcrab's engine..|
Friend or foe?
|Publication||Practical Classics December 2001|
|Friend or foe? - Stock car racers might sometimes be frowned upon by classic car people, but David Lillywhite found one who's recreating history with his authentic Morris 8 stock car.|
Rally Legend - Morris 1800 Rally Car
|Publication||Classic Car Mart November 2007|
|Rally Legend - Morris 1800 Rally Car - Dave Bowers meets the man who restored this ex-rally Landcrab.|