Morris Cars Index

Click here for an index which gives a guide to the identification of Morris cars made up to 1948 and vans up to 1953. It shows the range of chassis numbers for each model in each year, as well as the range of bodywork styles available each year.

The chassis number is shown on the brass identity plate on the bulkhead of your car; it normally comprises a “prefix” followed by the actual number.  The “prefix” is a code for the model name, for example, S1/E means Series 1 Eight.  With this chassis number you can use the Index to identify the model-year or Series of your car.

Up to 1935, Morris introduced changes to the specification of models from year to year, these changes being introduced at or around the time of the Motor Show in October.  Some years the changes would be a minor warm over of the previous year’s model, other years a totally new model might be introduced.  This can present problems for the present day enthusiast, who may have a car that might have been made and registered between October to December of, say 1934, but would actually be a 1935 model.  If looking for spares, or comparing your car with another, care is needed to use the model year, to ensure that you are comparing like with like.  After 1935, Series production was introduced, with minor changes introduced at more random points in time, and major changes marked by a change in Series number.  With these Series models, the year is less important than the Series number in comparing like with like.

Model Details
Click on model name in the table below for details of specific models.
Cars Light Vans (5-10 cwt) Commercials
Year Model Year Model Year Model
1913-15 Oxford 1914-15 Oxford Van
1915-19 Cowley
1920-26 Oxford
1920-26 Cowley 1924-26 Light Van (8 cwt) 1924-31 T 1 ton
1923-24 Oxford Silent Six 1925-30 L 12 cwt
1927 Light Six 1926-31 Z 25/30cwt
1927-29 Empire Oxford 1926-31 F
1927-29 Oxford 1928 Traveller’s Brougham 1926-32 D 6×4
1927-34 Cowley 1927-34 Light Van (8 & 10 cwt) 1926-32 6D 6×4
1928-29 Six 1927-30 LT 12 cwt
1929-34 Minor 1929-34 Minor 5 cwt Van 1928-33 TX 35/40 cwt
1930-35 Oxford Six 1928-31 R 25/30 cwt
1930-35 Isis 1929-32 G International taxi
1931-33 Major 1930-32 RD
1933-35 Twenty-Five 1930-32 Y
1934 Cowley Six 1930-33 H
1935 Twelve-Four 1935 Light Van (12/4) 1930-32 K 8 ton
1935 Fifteen-Six 1930-34 P 2½/3 ton
1933-35 Ten 1931-38 L2 15 cwt
1935 Eight 1935-38 Eight 5 cwt 1931-33 R11/30 30 cwt
1935-37 Eight Series 1 1935-38 GPO Minor 35 cu ft 1931-33 R11/40 40 cwt
1935-37 Ten Series 2 1931-33 R13/40 40 cwt
1935-37 Twelve Series 2 1935-38 Series 2 8/10 cwt 1931-34 J 4/5 ton
1935-37 Sixteen Series 2 1931-36 T2 1 ton
1935-37 Eighteen Series 2 1932-33 HD
1935-37 Twenty One Series 2 1932-33 RP
1935-37 Twenty Five Series 2 1932-33 TX2 45/50 cwt
1936-37 Fourteen Series 2 1932-37 G2 Junior taxi
1937-38 Eight Series 2 1933-37 C
1937-38 Ten Series 3 1934-37 G2S Junior taxi
1937-39 Twelve Series 3 1937-39 G2SW Super Six taxi
1937-39 Fourteen Series 3 1937-48 CV
1937-39 Twenty Five Series 3 1937-48 LC
1938-48 Eight Series E 1940-49 Series Y 10 cwt 1938-41 L3 15 cwt
1938-48 Ten Series M 1940-53 Series Z 5 cwt 1939-53 PV

The range of vehicles covered by the Morris Register (pre-1940 designs, the last of which were in production until 1953) were produced by a number of Morris companies.

Cars and their van derivatives were produced at Cowley, Oxford. Until 1919 these were assembled by WRM Motors Ltd, and subsequently by successor companies including Morris Motors Ltd, Morris Motors (1926) Ltd and the Nuffield Organisation.

Commercial vehicles (trucks/vans/buses) and the 1927-29 Empire Oxford car, were assembled by Morris Commercial Cars Ltd, initially from 1924 in Soho, Birmingham and from 1932 at the ex Wolseley site at Adderley Park, Birmingham.

Parts for the vehicles came from numerous suppliers, some of which were subsequently absorbed into the Morris Group of companies, perhaps most notably Hotchkiss & Cie of Coventry as Morris Engines Ltd.

NOTE: Year of model can refer to the season. For example, the 1934 Cowley Six is the “1934 Season” design which is approximately OCT 1933 – SEP 1934.

12 Mar 15