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1954-1960 MORRIS Oxford II/III/IV specifications


A big step forward from the Oxford MO, with an all-new body and 1500cc B-series engine. Becomes the Series III in October 1956 thanks to a facelift that includes a more stylish fluted bonnet and finned rear wings. Drives better than it looks thanks to torsion bar front suspension and rack-and-pinion steering. Wood-framed two-door Traveller estate version of the SII/III is worth double the price of a saloon. It was replaced in 1957 by the estate-only Series IV Oxford, with an all-steel four-door body. These command about 25% more than saloons.

Production

  • Production:
    145,458
  • Price at launch:
    £745
  • Price (excellent)
    £3,000
  • Price (good):
    £2,200
  • Price (average):
    £1,100
  • Price (project):
    £350

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    29.0secs
  • Top speed:
    73.0mph
  • Power:
    52.0bhp
  • Torque:
    78.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    27.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, torsion bar
  • Suspension Rear:
    Beam axle, leaf spring
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4343mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2464mm
  • Width:
    1651mm
  • Height:
    1600mm
  • Weight:
    1067kgs

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