1935 Morris 8 Open Tourer Pre-Series Tourer


  • A superbly restored and beautifully presented example
  • Complete with current V5C and an original Morris 8 Operation Manual
  • An ideal recommissioning project for pre-war enthusiasts

The Appeal

After the American-designed Ford Model Y arrived in 1932 and thereafter accounted for over fifty per cent of UK sales in its sector, previous market leader Morris was left licking its wounds, figuring out what it would need to build if it were to outsmart the might of Detroit. The answer came in the form of the Morris 8 - which proved so successful that Morris regained the position as Britain’s biggest motor manufacturer.
This 1935 example has clearly been cherished, undergoing high-quality restoration work while retaining every inch of its period character. It’s now time for a new custodian to continue this 89-year-old’s preservation, starting with any necessary recommissioning work in order to return the Morris to the road. 
While it hasn’t been run or driven in some time, we’re confident that such a well-cared-for example will require minimal work to bring it up to scratch, and we envy the next lucky owner who will have the pleasure of restoring life to this delightful vintage motor car.


The History and Paperwork

  • Exempt from road tax and MOT testing
  • Age-related registration: ‘CPJ 562’
  • V5C present
  • Copy of an original Operation Manual
  • For sale as part of a deceased estate


The Condition

  • Refinished to a high standard in a period-correct red and black scheme
  • Straight and solid-looking bodywork with no signs of accident damage or excessive corrosion
  • The folding hood appears in very good condition and is complete with side screens and a tonneau
  • Handsome brightwork, with minimal signs of age besides light pitting
  • Discreet indicators fitted - a useful upgrade for today’s roads and supplementing the original trafficators
  • The red upholstery presents beautifully and appears free from notable wear
  • Equipped with an electric windscreen wiper - a notable feature in its day and superior to vacuum wipers of its rivals
  • No signs of heavy wear or damage to the controls, instruments and switchgear
  • The chassis and underside appear sound and impeccably presented


The Mechanics

  • 918 cc four-cylinder side valve engine
  • Three-speed manual gearbox
  • Fitted with a single SU carburettor
  • All looks smart and well-maintained under the bonnet
  • The vendor informs us the car is running and the new battery is now fully charged 


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1935
  • Make Morris
  • Model Eight
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 81,459 Miles
  • Engine size 918
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Melbourn
  • Location Hertfordshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
14 bids from 8 bidders
  • DO•••• £8,250 02/05/24
  • ka•••• £8,000 02/05/24
  • DO•••• £7,750 01/05/24
  • ch•••• £7,500 01/05/24
  • of•••• £7,000 30/04/24
  • DO•••• £6,700 29/04/24
  • Cl•••• £6,500 29/04/24
  • Ti•••• £5,500 29/04/24
  • of•••• £5,300 29/04/24
  • Ti•••• £5,100 28/04/24
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