Mis­taken Mor­ris iden­tity

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

In The Way We Were ( CCW, 22 Fe­bru­ary), the high­lighted Mor­ris is a Se­ries II Ten or Twelve from 1936 when Ea­si­clean wheels re­placed the ear­lier wire wheels.

The six-cylin­der 18 had a much longer bon­net and ex­tended chas­sis to carry the larger en­gine. The car ap­pears to have been reg­is­tered in 1946, so I won­der if it had been repatriated from some dis­tant part of the Em­pire af­ter the war when new cars were dif­fi­cult to ob­tain over here in the UK?

Both the Mor­ris and the Austin with ‘Mickey Mouse ears’ in­di­ca­tors would have been much more likely can­di­dates as bomb­site car lot bar­gains than the Hill­man, which is ten years younger and looks as though it has been well looked af­ter and pol­ished reg­u­larly, prob­a­bly by the prover­bial one care­ful owner in leafy Sur­rey, where it was first reg­is­tered. Mal­colm Farmery, Leeds, York­shire

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