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- Photographed at the Adelaide Heritage Run, Keswick, South Australia in October 2018

1938 Morris 8/40

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.

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