14th Jun, 2023 13:00

Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire

 
Lot 98
 

1937 Morris 8 Tourer

Sold for £10,125

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: NXS 191
Chassis No: S2E171009
MOT: Exempt

  • The subject of a five-year restoration
  • Engine overhaul including “white metalling” of bearing surfaces by Chase Engineering
  • Offered with a collection of invoices and the original operations manual

Unveiled in 1935, the Morris Eight was better equipped than most of its competitors and boasted electric wipers, synchromesh on the upper two gearbox ratios and effective Lockheed hydraulic brakes. The range included both Two- and Four-Seat Tourers and was powered by a Morris UB series 918 cc four-cylinder side-valve engine with three-bearing crankshaft and single SU carburettor with maximum power of 23.5 bhp (17.5 kW).

One of the former, `NXS 191’ has been the subject of a five-year restoration. The extensive restoration involved the supply of many parts by Ian Harris Morris Spares. Repainted in what is believed to be the original colour of Red, the Tourer also received a re-trim of the interior door cards and upholstery in complementing Red leather with matching Red carpets. New Black vinyl weather equipment was also crafted and fitted correctly, with a rear tonneau also in place. Whilst in restoration, the car has also benefited from a conversion to 12v. Mechanically, the Tourer has received an engine overhaul, including “white metalling” of bearing surfaces by Chase Engineering. Completing the restoration the owner had the lamps and the radiator grille and trim re-chromed and polished along with media blasting of the steel wheels before being fitted with new tyres. Subtle front and rear ‘motorcycle’ indicators have been fitted for usability and peace of mind on more modern roads. ‘NXS 191’ is offered with a collection of invoices and the original operations manual.

PLEASE NOTE: The estimate on this lot has been lowered to £9,000 - £11,000

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
james.mcwilliam@handh.co.uk
07943 584760

 

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Auction: Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 14th Jun, 2023

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