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IOTW no.359

By November 19, 2016IOTW

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1932 Minor Family Eight

Morris Motors launched the last of their 847 cc OHC engined cars in August 1931. The two models concerned, a four door saloon the Family Eight and a two door 2+2 enclosed car, the Sports Coupe were both constructed on a lengthened Minor chassis. These new Minors were built alongside a four model range series of short wheel base cars which along with the 5 cwt van provided a comprehensive offering for customers on a limited budget. The Family Eight and Sports Coupe were the first models in the Minor range to be available with hydraulic brakes which proved to be a big improvement on the cable operated system present on the swb cars. The Family Eight was a well equipped, good looking car of the period as can be seen in this newly discovered LAT image (Plate ref: E2161). However it sold in modest numbers when compared with its swb sibling and only retained its OHC engine for its first season before adopting the S.V. unit (as already used in the rest of the Minor range) for the 1933 and 1934 seasons.

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