The 10 time­line

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Driving -


The Mor­ris 10/4 with side­valve en­gine was launched to in­stant suc­cess, orig­i­nally just in saloon and coupé form, but soon as a tourer and two-seater with rear dickey seat.


A Mor­ris 10/6 is launched with a stretched 10/4 chas­sis and six­cylin­der en­gine. De­spite be­ing a wor­thy ma­chine, it only sur­vives for two years.


A Se­ries II is launched with new body styling and – for some rea­son – a three- rather than a four-speed gear­box. This was fol­lowed, in 1938, by a more pow­er­ful Se­ries III.


The Mor­ris 10M comes next, with uni­tary con­struc­tion and a new over­head valve en­gine. Sadly, only a util­ity pick-up – af­fec­tion­ally known as a ‘Tilly’ and now ex­traor­di­nar­ily rare – is made dur­ing World War II.


Sa­loons re­turn post-war with a slightly more rounded grille from 1946. Al­most 81,000 are built be­fore pro­duc­tion ends in 1948.

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