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Morris Oxford MO

Overview

Produced: 1948-1954, 159960 produced.
Types: Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Estate,2 doors,4 seats
Morris Oxford MO

By the late 1940's Morris desperately needed a modern, mid-sized, family saloon, in 1948 they launched the new Oxford MO. The Oxford featured an all new unit construction four door body, which had a similar appearance to the equally new Morris Minor MM. This new body shell was also used as the base for other "Nuffield" cars including the Morris Six, Wolseley 4/50 and 6/80.

Other new features included the Minor style torsion bar suspension, a column gear change and a "new" sidevalve four cylinder engine which many veiwed as a retrospective move (the out-going Morris Ten used an overhead valve layout!). The Oxford MO remained in production in both Saloon and Traveller forms until the arrival of the Series II in 1954.  Practical Classics March 2009 - Featuring Buyers Guide Morris Oxford (1948-1954).  Click Here to view in our shop.

Source: Motorbase

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1476ccS4 SV73.5mm x 87mm6.6

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
72 mph41.4 s0 s31 mpg0 bhp 0

Brakes

FrontRearComment
DrumDrum

Dimensions

WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
8' 1"4' 5"13' 9"5' 5" 0 (19)0' 0"

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