1933-37 C

Introduction

The C-type, a broad range of vehicles, was introduced by Morris Commercial Cars in 1933. Reflecting both a  rationalisation of Morris Commercial Cars output and the consolidation of production at Adderley Park, Birmingham, the range of C-type vehicles (in total 29 variants, excluding Military derivatives) used a high percentage of common parts.

Five variants, all fitted with a 25hp 6 cylinder engine, were in production from February 1933. Within three months a further seven variants, six with a 24.8hp 4 cylinder engine, were introduced. By the end of May 1933. a mix of 30 cwt, 40 cwt and 60 cwt payload capacities on 11ft or 13 ft wheel base chassis with 4 or 6 cylinder engines and normal; or forward control were available. 80 cwt and 5 ton variants added during subsequent years. All chassis were available with a considerable number of body types, including vans, trucks and tippers. Most models were also offered with normal or forward control driving position.

The various models in the range were designated by letter/number combinations, which indicated wheelbase (ft.) and capacity (cwt – except the 100 cwt which used 5 for 5 tons). Subsets of the designations reflected the use of a 6 cylinder engine (rather than 4 cylinder), forward control (rather than normal control) and left hand drive (rather than right), an option available on three of the normal control 6 cylinder engine variants. As an example CS.11/40F is a C-type with a six cylinder engine, eleven foot wheelbase chassis with a 40 cwt capacity and fitted with a forward control driving position.

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1937 C.11/30 (Photo – Harry Edwards /Morris Register Collection)
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1933-37 Six Cylinder Engine variants

1933 CS.11/30
CS.11/30L CS.11/30F
CS.11/40
CS.11/40L CS.11/40F
CS.13/40
CS.13/40L
CS.13/40F
CS.13/60F Engine: Morris OC / Morris OF 3500c c, 25hp (RAC), 6 cylinder side valve.Clutch: Single dry plate.Gear Box: Four speed
1934
1935
1936 CS.12/60F
1937

 

1935 CS2.13/80 CS2.14/80 Engine: Morris OF 3500c c, 25hp (RAC), 6 cylinder side valve.Clutch: Single dry plate.Gear Box: Four speed
1936 CS.10/80
1937  CS2.10/5

 

1934 CS.9/60 CS.9/80 Morris OG / Morris ON 3500cc, 24.8hp (RAC), 6 cylinder side valve.Clutch: Single dry plate.Gear Box: Four speed
1935
1936
1937

 

1936 CS2.13/5 Morris OM 3500cc, 24.8hp (RAC), 6 cylinder side valve.Clutch: Single dry plate.Gear Box: Four speed
1937

1933-37 Four Cylinder Engine variants

1933 C.11/30
C.11/30F
C.11/40
C.11/40F
C.13/40 C.13/60F Engine: Morris EA 3500cc, 24.8hp (RAC), 4 cylinder side valve.Clutch: Single dry plate.Gear Box: Four speed
1934
1935
1936
1937

 

1935  C.12/60F C2.13/80 Engine: Morris EA 3500cc, 24.8hp (RAC), 4 cylinder side valve.Clutch: Single dry plate.Gear Box: Four speed
1936 C.10/80
1937

 

1934 C.9/60 Morris EC 3500cc, 24.8hp (RAC), 4 cylinder side valve.Clutch: Single dry plate.Gear Box: Four speed
1935
1936 C2.13/5
1937

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