1938 Morris 10/4 Series III Special Coupé  Chassis no. 53-TN/116957 Engine no. 8264

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Lot 331
1938 Morris 10/4 Series III Special Coupé
Registration no. CDG 599 Chassis no. 53-TN/116957 Engine no. 8264

Sold for £ 7,360 (US$ 9,771) inc. premium
1938 Morris 10/4 Series III Special Coupé
Registration no. CDG 599
Chassis no. 53-TN/116957
Engine no. 8264

Footnotes

  • 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 1,292cc 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 Autocar reckoned 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. Testing both models side by side in February 1937, Autocar found that there was little to separate them in terms of straight-line performance, the Ten reaching a maximum speed of 65-66mph with the Twelve only a couple of miles per hour faster, though possessing superior acceleration. In terms of economy though, the Ten easily bested its larger sibling, returning 32 miles per gallon to the Twelve's 28.
    Featured in the book, 'The Morris Motor Car' by Harry Edwards (page 226), this Morris Ten is said to be one of only three Series III Special Coupés produced with the overhead-valve 1,292cc engine, as fitted to the contemporary MG TA Midget. Restored in the 1990s, the car is described by the private vendor as in generally good condition and offered with heritage certificate, current road fund licence, MoT to 16th December 2011, Swansea V5C registration document and photographs of the restoration.
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1938 Morris 10/4 Series III Special Coupé  Chassis no. 53-TN/116957 Engine no. 8264
1938 Morris 10/4 Series III Special Coupé  Chassis no. 53-TN/116957 Engine no. 8264
1938 Morris 10/4 Series III Special Coupé  Chassis no. 53-TN/116957 Engine no. 8264
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