1938 Morris 8/40
Photographed at the Adelaide Heritage Run, Keswick, South Australia in October 2018
Before Mini's, before Fiat 500's, before pretty much anything, if you wanted cute you couldn't really go past these brilliant little Morris 8's!
Built from 1935 to 1948, the Morris 8 was instrumental in positioning Morris as Britain's largest motor manufacturer.
With a tiny 918cc in-line 4 cylinder side-valve engine with a three-bearing crankshaft and a single SU carburettor the Morris had just 23.5 bhp.
The Tourer shown here could reach 58mph, the saloons were a little slower.
At the end of 1934, a Morris 8 cost £118 for the basic two-seater. and £142 for the four door saloon with "sunshine" roof and leather seats. Bumpers and indicators were s £2:10 shillings (£2.50) extra cost.