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Morris Eight 1936
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The 1930s was a decade of massive road building and soaring car ownership and this contender for machine of the decade is one of the great mass-produced, affordable cars of the era.
The challenge for this British car was to be good enough to fight off competition from the well-established Ford models dating back to the Model T (1908-27).
The Series I Morris 8 was introduced in Britain in 1935, the same year as the compulsory driving test, which many people in the 1930's passed in this very car. It's powered by a 918cc four cylinder engine producing 23.5 brake horsepower and a very economical 45mpg.
ABOUT THIS CAR
- Very nice example of this model in excellent driving condition.
- Straight, Rust Free Body with good Presentable Paint Work.
- Interior Very Good.
- 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.
- The gearbox is a three-speed unit with synchromesh on the top two speeds
- Top speed - a fairly impressive 58mph
- Lockheed hydraulic brakes.
- Dashboard features a full set of dials and gauges
- Electric windscreen wipers, hydraulic brakes
- Car Jack, Tools, Spare Tire and Manual available with car.
- A Great vintage car with low upkeep costs.
- Comfortable, stable to drive and looks great.
What makes it great: It brought car ownership to the masses. The Morris 8 could be bought for Â£118 when it was originally introduced in 1935. It was inspired by the sales popularity of the similarly shaped Ford Model Y. The success of the car enabled Morris to regain its position as Britain's largest motor manufacturer.
Car will be sold WOF'd and Registered if sold in New Zealand.
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NOTIFICATION AS TO NATURE OF GOODS IN TERMS OF THE CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT 1993
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