The Eight replaced the original Morris Minor in 1934 and became a much better seller with over 200,000 produced over a four-year run. A complete re-design, it had a bigger engine, new chassis and a spacious body.
The Morris company had declined in the early 1930s but the Eight began product-led recovery which lasted for the rest of the decade.
Other models, the Ten and Twelve, were deservedly successful and, in 1939, Morris had built a million cars - the first British manufacturer to do so. This chassis belongs to a series II tourer which is under restoration. Series II models were really only a slightly restyled version of the original car to bring it in line with other Morris models, included a painted radiator surround and Easiclean steel wheels over wire wheels. Series II models were produced for only one year before being replaced by the Morris Eight series E.