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Lot 060: Morris Oxford MO

Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (18 July 2012)

Looking very much like an oversized Morris Minor, the Oxford MO was launched in 1948 and remained in production until 1954. Designed by Alec Issigonis, it was one of the first cars to employ unit construction techniques and also one of the first to use torsion bar front suspension. Brakes were hydraulically operated drums all round while steering was by rack-and-pinion. Power came from a 1.5-litre side-valve straight-four producing 41bhp. Driving through a four-speed column-change gearbox, this gave the car a claimed top speed of 72mph. This particular Oxford was first registered in August 1953 and has had just two owners from new, the first of whom owned it right up until 2010. Always resident in Minehead, Somerset, the car is said to be in exceptionally original condition throughout with no signs of any previous welding or other restoration apart from the fitment of new carpets and door rubbers. Said to start and run beautifully with no major faults, it is taxed until October and MOTd until September. It comes with a full original tool kit, an owner's handbook, two sets of keys and is still on its original and transferable number plates. Altogether a nice unmolested example of this charming family saloon which now only needs a proud third owner behind the wheel. AMENDMENT - Taxed until the end of August 2012. Close window Print details

Lot Details
Auction Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Easters Court, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0DE
TypeCar
Lot Number060
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£2700
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1953
Condition rating
Registration numberRAU 419
Mileage-
Chassis numberDAA11-143806
Engine number176462
Engine capacity (cc)1476
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2