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Morris Oxford MO

1948 - 1954
United Kingdom
4 cyl.
1476 cc
4 spd. man
Top Speed:
72 mph
Number Built:
2 star
By the late 1940's Morris desperately needed new models to put on the showroom floor.

The cheaper and more economical version was to become immensely popular, the Morris Minor MM, but the Oxford made its debut at the same time and has, for those that are not Morris fans, become somewhat forgotten.

Aimed fairly and squarely at the family man, the Oxford featured an all new unit construction four door body very similar in appearance to its smaller stable-mate. This new body shell was also used as the base for other "Nuffield" cars including the Morris Six, Wolseley 4/50 and 6/80.

Other new features included the Minor style torsion bar suspension, a column gear change and a "new" side-valve four cylinder engine which many viewed as a retrospective move (the out-going Morris Ten used an overhead valve layout!).

The Oxford MO remained in production in both Saloon and Traveller forms until the arrival of the Series II in 1954.

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Morris Production Numbers 1939 - 1950
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