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1948-1953 MORRIS Six specifications

1948-1953 MORRIS Six specifications Classic and Performance Car

Morris’s top-of-the-range early post-war offering combines the rounded main body styling of the Minor/Oxford MO with the long bonnet and upright grille of pre-war offerings. It’s not the most comfortable mix, but salvation lies in the straight-six engine that gives the car a decent turn of speed. The Six actually uses the MO’s body from the screen back, but with different front door pressings and a 13in longer wheelbase. It uses cam steering, which isn’t as good as the Oxford’s rack-and-pinion. Not made in great numbers and survivors are rare.

Production

  • Production:
    12,400
  • Price at launch:
    £608
  • Price (excellent)
    £4,750
  • Price (good):
    £3,500
  • Price (average):
    £1,650
  • Price (project):
    £650

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    22.4secs
  • Top speed:
    83.0mph
  • Power:
    70.0bhp
  • Torque:
    100.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    18.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • 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:
    4496mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2794mm
  • Width:
    1676mm
  • Height:
    1308mm
  • Weight:
    1276kgs
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