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1933 Morris Minor Coupe 885cc


1933 Morris Minor Coupe 885cc

Super example of this very rare survivor , recently refurbished wheels , new fuel pump and plugs following storage .

William Morris was uncharacteristically slow moving into the small-car market, a segment that had been opened up by Herbert Austin with his ground-breaking Seven, a car that was starting to take a large chunk of the overall market.

It wasn’t until 1928 that the new Morris Minor made its debut, with a sweet 847cc overhead-cam two-bearing engine developed from within the Wolseley stable. Aimed squarely at Austin, the four-seater tourer was priced at £125 with conventional springing and decent hydraulic brakes. Available with saloon bodywork at £135, a smart coach built version was available from 1930 for an extra ‘fiver’.

From 1932, a four-door saloon on a longer wheelbase and a pretty Sports Coupe were offered, both using the ohc engine but referred to in the sales brochure as a Morris Eight. Later Minors, like this one here, were to have a simplified side-valve engine fitted, the range being renamed the Morris Eight, falling in line with their Ten and Twelve model denominations.

This charming Eight Special Coupe is believed to be one of just 120 made. It was purchased from a deceased estate in 2011, a note in the window stating that it was bought new by the Vicar of Chigwell, the Reverend Matthew Smith.

We have subsequently learned from a feature about the car in the November 1991 edition of The Automobile that it was rescued post-war by the late Bev Hicks, a stalwart of the Morris Register who spotted it in the Exchange and Mart for £10 - delivered. Passing through various hands, it was rebuilt in the late 1970s and used regularly until acquired by the previous owner to use as their daughters wedding car .

Complete with service manual / handbooks and current which shows that it was first registered in July 1933 with 5 former keepers

The stylish Special Coupe bodywork incorporates a small boot, faux hood-irons and a Pytchley sliding sunroof. This rare and attractive Morris is supported by a huge network of specialists and will make a pretty and rather glamorous addition to any collection.

The engine runs well , everything appears to work as it should and is presented in very good order , the bodywork and interior are in great condition for a car that just turned 88 years old !!
Mechanically very sound , engine starts easily and it drives nicely .

We can assist with UK delivery at a reasonable cost , export enquiries also welcome , please call or whats app Matt with any questions 07957 338503

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