Lot 179 - 1936 Morris Eight Special
|Result||Sold - £18,760|
The Morris Eight was a small car with a production run from 1935 to 1948. Its inspiration coming from the popularity of the Ford Model Y. The success of the Eight enabled Morris to regain its position as Britain’s largest motor manufacturer. Compared to its peers, the Morris Eight was a well equipped car with the driver being provided with a full set of instruments including a speedometer with a built in odometer, oil pressure and fuel level gauges and an ammeter.
Registered in February 1937, this charming Morris Eight Special has been subject to a ground up restoration and built as a homage to the 1930’s racers of the period finished with an all-aluminium body by Max Szewczyk and sat on period Blockley tyres with wire knock on wheels. Owned by our vendor, a prominent trimmer for some of the world’s most exclusive vintage cars, it started life as a two-seat tourer. Now finished in red with a bespoke tan leather trim and a new tonneau cover with racing spot, this is a very pretty Special turns heads everywhere it goes. Described by the vendor as being tremendous fun to drive with the 885cc engine and something he will be sad to sell. Offered to auction with a V5C registration document and sure to be very popular, viewing is highly recommended.
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