1937 Morris Eight Tourer

Make: Morris
Model: Eight Tourer
Year: 1937
Registration Number: CCG 285
Chassis Number: S1/E142420
Engine Number: 141665
MOT Test Expiry: Exempt
Sold For: £7260
Road Tax Exempt

Lot No: 256

Launched to compete with Ford’s Model ‘Y’ and the similar Austin 7, the Morris Eight became one of Britain’s most successful pre-war cars. The model was offered as a saloon, tourer or van and powered by a UB Series 918cc four cylinder engine that enabled the Tourer option to reach up to 58 miles per hour. The ‘baby’ Morris is now fairly rare but easy to maintain, with a good spares back-up. The Morris Register offers owners of pre-1940 Morris cars support and valuable information on all aspects of maintaining and running the pre-war motor cars.

This charming Tourer has been in the current ownership for some seventeen years and is obviously classed as one of the family. Regrettably though, its custodian feels that it is now time to pass the Eight onto a new and perhaps younger owner. Recent maintenance has included the fitting of a new stainless exhaust system, a rear axle shaft and LED rear lamps for safer night driving. Some cosmetic jobs could be carried out if one wished; the little Morris is not a concours queen but a fun family motor car that is ready to be enjoyed. Apart from a faulty petrol gauge (that could be rectified with a bamboo dip stick!), the mechanical aspect of the Eight is generally good. The weather equipment, although worn, is serviceable.

The history file for the Morris includes the V5C registration certificate, a record of previous owners dating back to 1953, a schedule of invoices and other paperwork. 

Auction Date: 3 March 2016