1933 Morris Minor 8hp Two-door Sliding Head Saloon Chassis no. 26797 Engine no. 27308
Lot 471
1933 Morris Minor 8hp Two-door Sliding Head Saloon
Registration no. JJ 9069 Chassis no. 26797 Engine no. 27308
Sold for £6,095 (US$ 7,918) inc. premium

Lot Details
1933 Morris Minor 8hp Two-door Sliding Head Saloon Chassis no. 26797 Engine no. 27308 1933 Morris Minor 8hp Two-door Sliding Head Saloon Chassis no. 26797 Engine no. 27308 1933 Morris Minor 8hp Two-door Sliding Head Saloon Chassis no. 26797 Engine no. 27308 1933 Morris Minor 8hp Two-door Sliding Head Saloon Chassis no. 26797 Engine no. 27308 1933 Morris Minor 8hp Two-door Sliding Head Saloon Chassis no. 26797 Engine no. 27308
1933 Morris Minor 8hp Two-door Sliding Head Saloon
Registration no. JJ 9069
Chassis no. 26797
Engine no. 27308

Footnotes

  • William Morris and Herbert Austin were arch rivals in the 'starter' car market, Morris cleverly launching the 8hp Morris Minor in 1928 to take on Austin's 7hp model which had been in production from 1922. By 1933 the coachbuilt Morris Minor Saloon had grown up into a comfortable four-seater family car, powered by an 848cc side-valve engine, driving through a three-speed and reverse gearbox. Six volt electrics and cable-operated brakes mirrored the rival Austin 7. The Motor Show catalogue from 1932 records the two-door saloon with a four-speed gearbox, the coachwork described as 'Eddyfree' and the car was equipped with a Pytchley sliding head, adjustable tilting front seats and Karhyde upholstery. It was fitted with Magna wire wheels and retailed at £125 – exactly the same price as the comparable Austin 7 but with one horse power more!

    This car was acquired by the late Jack Tattersall in 2007 and is in remarkably original condition, even retaining its original green Karhyde upholstery. The headlining was professionally replaced in 2003 and the sliding roof has been retained. Attractive period features include the Bakelite windscreen demister, semaphore indicators, radiator calormeter and the under-bonnet mounted Morrisol oil can purchased by the current owner when Bonhams offered the light car collection of Mr Tattersall in 2010 (Lot 715). The Morris marque is admirably catered for by various Morris clubs, with spares and information readily available. This car comes with a Swansea V5C registration document and various past valuation certificates. We are advised that it runs sweetly although has seen little use recently and will benefit from the usual careful checks and recommissioning.
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