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December 1927. 14hp.
1928. Morris Oxford Six.
1930 Morris Oxford Six Saloon. Exhibit at Haynes Motor Museum.
1930 Morris Oxford Six Saloon. Exhibit at Haynes Motor Museum.
1932. Morris Oxford 6. Reg No:
March 1932.
March 1932.
October 1949.
May 1949.
November 1952.
1953. Morris Oxford MO. Reg No: DSL 960.
Reg No: OLN 450.
Reg No: RYW 143.
1954. Morris Oxford Series 2. Reg No: KUT 249.
1958. Morris Oxford Traveller. Reg No: UYK 633.
Morris Oxford Series 2. Reg No: NDL 294. Exhibit at Haynes Motor Museum.
February 1960.
1960. Mk V. Reg No: RFO 308.
1960. Mk V. Reg No: RFO 308.
Reg No: FN 8880.
Reg No: FN 8880.
Museum at River Kwai in Thailand.
Museum at River Kwai in Thailand (Detail).
Museum at River Kwai in Thailand (Detail).
Reg No: XVO 843.
Reg No: KUT 249.
Reg No: BFP 684.
1971. Morris Oxford. 1622cc. Reg No: RJO 289J.

Note: This is a sub-section of Morris.

  • Oxford MO. 1948-54. 159,960 made.
  • Oxford II/III/IV. 1954-60. 145,438 made.
  • Oxford V/VI. 1959-71. 296,255 made.


The Morris Oxford of today is a most striking modernisation of the pre-war car with the household name. Everything about it is in the latest style, from the air-flow lines of the body to the gear-change controls on the steering column, seen in the photograph reproduced below. The Oxford also embodies the new Morris system of independent front wheel suspension.

Fabrication of the all-steel body and chassis as a single unit is achieved by the Morris mono-construction system. This gives greater interior space and permits an occasional third passenger on both front and rear seats.

The standard colour schemes are Romain green with green trimming, platinum grey with brown, maroon with maroon and black with brown.

ENGINE. Type: 1.5-litre. Cylinders: 4. Bore X Stroke: 73.5 mm. X 87 mm. Maximum b.h.p.: 40.5 at 4,200 r.p.m.

PERFORMANCE. Maximum speed in excess of 70 m.p.h.

DIMENSIONS. Length: 13 ft. 11 ins. Height: 5 ft. 3 ins. Width: 5 ft. 5 ins. Wheelbase: 8 ft. 1 in. Track: 4 ft. 5 ins. Weight: 2,324 lbs. Fuel capacity: 12 gallons. Tyre size: 6.00 X 15.

BRAKES. Lockheed Hydraulic.

PRICE. £427 plus £119.7.3 Purchase Tax. Total: £546.7.3.

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