1948 MORRIS 8 SALOON (Multi Concours Winner, Just 31,800 miles) For Sale
Green over Black with Brown upholstery, 918cc USHM series engine with 4-speed sychromesh manual gearbox, Equipped with Opening windscreen, Dynamo, Hydraulic brakes, Trafficators (Working !), "Waterfall" grille, Rare original Midland radiator cover, Purchased new on the 1st September 1948 from Cambridge Morris agent King & Harper by Mr D. Harris for the sum of 371.61d and issued with it Cambridge registration number of GVE 208, The Morris was only ever used as a weekend hobby car hence only covering just 21,600 miles before passing into the custodianship of its 2nd owner in 1974 to P.J Brown of Romford, Essex. In 1985 with just 22,162 miles GVE 208 passed to Mr Brown’s nephew John Strelitz of Romford who continued fastidiously with its maintenance and originality, the engine, gearbox, rear axle & ancillaries are original and have never been removed from the car since new ! The starter & Dynamo are still stamped “May 1948” ! Whilst in Johns 34 year ownership GVE 208 has won of over 90 awards including Best pre 1960 Classic Saloon at the Classic Car show at Alexandra Palace, Best Series E at the Morris Register National Rally at Stanford Hall, Winner of the Giles Watling Cup (Former sitcom star, Oswald the Vicar from the 80’s smash TV series “Bread”).Exhibited at the NEC Birmingham Classic Car Show, Olympia Classic Car World and BBC Top Gear show at the NEC Birmingham. GVE 208 dominated the 80’/90’s concourse circuit including Benson & Hedges & Meguiars concours events. GVE 208 has also been featured in both Classic Cars & Practical Classics Magazine. GVE 208 was selected by Simoniz Polish to promote their products and became the famous Simoniz Morris 8. Pathfinder Models even commissioned a handbuilt 1/43 scale model of GVE 208 ! Complete with comprehensive provenance including Original buff logbook, Genuine & rare original Morris Eight Series S Sales Brochure, Series E workshop Manual, Series E Operation Manual, Various period Morris advertising, Period letters from owners authenticating provenance & mileage, Classic Cars & Practical Classics Magazine featuring GVE 208, Various Newspaper articles featuring GVE 208, GVE 208 is regarded as one of the finest examples of this particular model remaining and has now covered just 31,800 miles from new !
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