13th Mar, 2024 13:00

Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire

 
  Lot 11
 

1936 Morris 8 Two-Seat Convertible

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(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: DMD 998
Chassis No: S1/E86710
MOT: Exempt

  • Current ownership for twenty-six years
  • Chassis-up restoration completed in 2011 with photographic records
  • Engine overhauled by specialist Keith Ponting Vintage just 1,000 miles ago
  • Offered with a large history file

Unveiled in 1935, in response to Ford’s Model Y, 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 Seat and Four-Seat Convertibles and was powered by a Morris UB series 918cc four-cylinder side-valve engine with a three-bearing crankshaft and single SU carburettor with maximum power of 23.5bhp (17.5kW). The success of the Eight range allowed Morris to regain its title as Britain’s largest car manufacturer.

Registered on the 8th of April 1936, the Morris 8 Convertible offered is a Two-Seat variant and was purchased by the vendor some twenty-six years ago, in 1998, as a restoration project. The Morris was thereafter provided with a meticulous, chassis-up restoration, with a full photographic record of the work completed accompanying. The engine has been overhauled by Keith Ponting of Riley and Vintage specialists Blue Diamond Services, with just 1,000 miles covered since. Reaching completion in 2011, the Morris now presents very well in Green and Black paintwork with a Green leatherette interior and a Black hood. Supplied with a large history file, tools, and operations manuals, this charming 8 Convertible is rated by the vendor as being in ‘very good’ condition in regard to engine, paintwork, and gearbox, and as having ‘excellent’ bodywork, electrical equipment and interior trim.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
paul.cheetham@handh.co.uk
07538 667452

 

Auction: Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 13th Mar, 2024

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