Lot 235 - 1934 Morris 10/4 Saloon
|Odometer reading||64,475 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £14,000|
Introduced in the latter half of 1932, the Morris Ten stole a march on many of its rivals by virtue of its superior Lockheed hydraulic brakes, most small family cars of the period continuing to rely on mechanical systems. The four-cylinder sidevalve engine drove via a three-speed gearbox (with synchromesh from 1934 and four speeds optional) and in most other respects, the Ten was entirely conventional. It was also extremely successful, helping Morris establish a commanding presence in the increasingly important 10hp market sector. The Ten provided a generous amount of accommodation for this class of car (it was identical to the Twelve in all respects save for the latter's larger engine) with ample legroom in the rear compartment.
This delightful Morris was originally registered on 28th February 1934 and has been owned by the current vendor since November 2010. A knowledgeable person with vast experience in the motor industry, he has spent a great deal of time, effort and money in turning this 10/4 into a fine example. The engine started and ran quietly during our demonstration and gearbox, clutch and brakes all functioned perfectly well. The blue paintwork on OD 8525 is in excellent order as is the interior trim and is supplied with a V5 registration document, the original buff logbook and some additional paperwork. This is a matching numbers example which is still registered on its original registration plate. Recently this Morris has been used very little, only being driven to some local shows and is offered for sale reluctantly due to lack of suitable storage space.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.