Sold for £11,250
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: TY 4950
Chassis No: 1433
In 2011 a previous owner with a hankering for an 18/80 MG set about creating the next best thing for himself and acquired a Morris Six rolling chassis to use as the basis for its restoration and rebody in the form of a four-seat open tourer along the lines of its MG sibling. In 2015 with the works in the final stages he was able to reunite the car with its original registration TY 4950 having obtained a copy of the original paperwork from the family of a past owner which is included in the sale. Constructed to a good standard, the mechanicals were all thoroughly overhauled and the body constructed in fabric-covered ash and aluminium whilst the interior is trimmed in red leather. This is an attractive vintage tourer which has clearly had much care and attention expended in its creation, the body being of particularly pleasing proportions with accurate lines and louvres. VSCC eligibility can only enhance its appeal. The first commercially successful six-cylinder Morris, the ‘Six’ had an OHC engine of 2468cc designed by Frank Woollard and Arthur Pendrell. This engine was and is a highly regarded power unit, the basic concept living on in an improved chassis frame as the MG 18/80 Mark 1.
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