1935 Eight / 1935-37 Eight Series 1

Introduction

Announced in August 1934 and launched at that year’s Motor Show in October, the Eight proved exceptionally popular with over 50,000 1935 & Series 1 models being sold in just 9 months. The Eight, of which 47,000 had been manufactured, was the only Morris to survive the introduction of the “series model” policy introduced in mid-1935 and on the introduction of that policy the 1935 season model was replaced by the Eight Series 1.

The Series 1 model featured a number of specification changes, notably replacement of fabric-disc universal joints by Hardy Spicer needle-roller joints, longer reach spark plugs and new design brake drums. Further changes were made subsequently including a modified engine block casting and the replacement of the digital (revolving drum) speedometer by a needle-type instrument.

CFC894
1936
Eight Series 1
(Photo –
Mike Brears)
4 Door Fixed Head Saloon

 

1935

1937
Saloon
(fixed head)
2 or 4 door
Saloon
(sliding head)
2 or 4 door
2 seater or
4 seater Tourer
Engine: Morris UB 4 cylinder side valve, 918cc, 8hp (RAC)
Clutch: Borg & Beck
single dry plate
Gear Box: 3 speed
Ignition: coil

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29 May 13