Many of us have seen this delightful car the shows and fetes around Woodbridge by its owner Rod ‘Holden’ Satchwell. The Morris has a very interesting history. It was one of a batch of chassis sent by Morris Motors to Australia in the late 20’s or early 30’s. There the chassis was received by Holdens who manufactured the two seat body you see on it today. The Morris is also unique in that it has a ‘rumble seat’ where normally the boot would be; unfortunately the ‘rumble seat’ will only take two very small people or one adult in very cramped circumstances.
Until the Morris was repatriated to the UK in 2008 the Morris had spent its entire life in Australia and it is believed that the car had four owners during its life in Australia; what is not known however is the precise mileage of the Morris.
The basic mechanical specification of the Morris is as follows:
- Engine – 1200cc 4 cylinder side valves.
- Gearbox – 3 speed non-synchromesh.
- Clutch – double declutch.
- Brakes – rod brakes on all 4 wheels.