A pick-up convertible ….? Only very few people know that they really exist. To be honest, we had never heard or seen of the car before. Nice to discover, although 40 years experience in the car business, we are never too old to learn. But a good client of us was aware of the lovely cars and he bought this Morris Eight Series Z Utility in England in 2005. He asked a well known specialist to modifying the car a little in order to make it more driveable by the fitting of a brand new 1000 cc Mini engine and disc brakes in front. After this work was carried out the crossing of the North Sea to the Netherlands could take place. And such a crossing the car was used to because originally the Morris Eight Ute (Utility) was built exclusively for Australia. Just like in the USA, a pick up has been there, and still is, very popular for decades. And the connection with England and their car industry is obvious. So the Morris came on the market as a pickup, but then for a sunny country, so as a convertible.
We can say it is a very special car, which was imported in England and used by master thatcher Dan Quartermain from Shutford. He drove the Morris when he had to make an offer somewhere and did that driving in style. Especially the women of the house were always very fond of the nice convertible. Talking about the car and the work that has to done to the roof of the house, the quotation was often quickly converted to an assignment.
But times and wishes change and so the car was sold to a Dutch enthusiast. The Morris fit perfectly between the other English cars from his collection and was neatly maintained and regularly driven. Several meetings in a club or tour were ridden until in France. And the reactions were always overwhelming. There is another expensive or exclusive Bugatti, Ferrari or other exot, but the Morris always attracted the most attention. We think because it is an endearing car, almost no one has seen him before and because the originality radiates from it. No shiny paint or chrome but a wonderful patina that you rarely see.
The pick-up drives, partly due to the more powerful and torque of the new engine, very good. The original 900 cc. side-valve engine is also present. It did run very well, but a little more power was desirable, so that was done. The gearbox also shifts smoothly and the brakes work through the fitting of disc brakes, even better than the original drum brakes. The owner has installed a new softtop and a vinyl cover for the cargo area. Recently, 4 new tires have been mounted and the wheels have also been sandblasted and powder coated.
Sometimes we come accross a car that attracts everyone’s attention in a funny way. Rarely we saw a car where that was more than with this Morris. Then you also come to the point where you “fall in love” for such a car and look for reasons to justify the purchase to yourself. We did not have to think a long period. What about: not a big investment, and what you invest is well spent, something special, unique in the world (we have heard that there are only a dozen driving around the world). ) easy to maintain, and perhaps most the important reason: having a lot of fun with it. Of course, it can also be a perfect car for promoting a company. Think of flower shops, antique shops or a bed and breakfast. There are countless opportunities for promoting your company. It is wonderful to be able to enjoy a 65-year-old very rare classic car which does not think about retiring.
Here is for sale a Morris Eight from 1947.
The car is located in Portugal, has portuguese documents and is Left Hand Drive.
This car belongs to a private collection. Due to its age, the owner has decided is time to sell some of its cars.
The car is being kept in a dry garage, not seeing the .....
£££ Classic, Vintage, Old Cars/Vans WANTED ~ Cash Prices PAID ~ QUICK, EFFICIENT & POLITE SERVICE £££
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~ Barn finds
~ Surplus to requirements
~ No funds to complete
~ No storage
~ Lack of use
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1935 Pre series Morris 8 Two Seat Tourer (Not a four seater converted)
Dark navy blue bodywork over black with blue carpets
The car has been lovingly owned by its previous owner since 2014 who carried out the following works in his stewardship:
Prop shaft UJ replaced
Both half shaft .....
1939 Morris 8 Series E 2 seat tourer, registered February 1939 ABW135 has had just 4 owners from new and covered 65,000 miles from new. ABW135 is the only Morris 8 Series E 2 Seat Tourer known to the Morris Register. Comes with fitted luggage and heritage certificate. A very charming British Classic.
MORRIS 8 SERIES 1, PROFESSIONALLY CONVERTED INTO THIS WONDERFUL PICKUP IN 2005, RESTORATION INCLUDED ENGINE GEARBOX, ALL OTHER MECHANICALS, ALL BODYWORK AND INTERIOR, LOVELY PAINTWORK, DRIVES JUST AS IT SHOULD, ANY INSPECTIONS WELCOME, .....
1947 2 door Series E Morris for sale. Its been restored to an excellent condition and is rust free. The list of new parts is long and includes: All Chrome, Brakes, Brake lines, Master Cylinder, wiring loom, charging system, Distributor Rebuild, Battery, Tyres, SS Exhaust, Steering Joints etc.
The paint .....
Rare chance to own my Morris 8 which I have driven and maintained since 1976. Excellent body and mechanics and very reliable car. 39,796 miles on the clock believed to be genuine with it's original engine and gearbox which has never been out. Down sizing home and sadly unable to take her with me. Ideal .....
1946 MORRIS 8 -- SERIES E. BLACK WITH BROWN LEATHER. 918cc WITH 4 SPEED GEARBOX. AN ORIGINAL CAR IN GOOD SOUND CLEAN CONDITION WITH A TIDY INTERIOR. ORIGINAL REG NO. GOOD RELIABLE CAR , WHICH RUNS WELL. SPEEDOMETER SHOWING CIRCA 78,000 MILES.CURRENT V5C WITH EARLY BUFF LOGBOOK , SOME OLD BILLS AND THE .....
100% new materials.
Probably the best Morris 850 Deluxe in Europe.
Perfect engine and mechanical gear box.
Totaly new interior.
More than 80 pictures of the car restauration available, since day one.
With original documents and valid vehicle inspection .....
1937 Morris Eight series 2,two door fixed head saloon,runs very well used all year round.Good overall condition,Modified to 12 volt electrics,indictors and trafficators work simultaneously.Comes with spare gearbox,V5 and Manuals.