Morris 1953

Minor MM - discontinued
Minor MM series II  
Oxford MO  
Six MS  
Eight series Z - discontinued

Great Britain


Minor, Oxford and Six – November advert.
Morris Minor Series II is available as two- or four-door Saloon and two-door Convertible. The arrival of the series II-unchanged externally from the preceding Series MM-heralds switch from the old 918.6-cc side-valve engine to the smaller yet more powerful 803-cc OHV unit (similar to the Austin A30 engine but with an SU carburettor) made possible following the merger between Nuffield and Austin (BMC) in the latter half of 1951. In October the Traveller Estate Car made its debut.
Morris Oxford Series MO is available in Saloon and Estate Car (Traveller) variants. The latter has an ash-framed light alloy panelled body with sliding rear windows and vertically-hinged double back doors. Both the estate and saloon are fitted with a new chromium-plated radiator grille of different design to the zinc-alloy type used on previous Oxfords.
The Six de luxe attempted to broaden the car's appeal.
Morris Eight a 5-cwt Van variant, Series Z was continued until May 1953.
 

Minor

wb: 86 in.
(2184 mm)
4 cyl. sv
918 cc
27.5 bhp
4 cyl. ohv
803 cc
30 bhp
 
Saloon 2-dr MM MM s.II  
Convertible MM MM s.II  
Saloon 4-dr MM MM s.II  
Traveller   MM s.II - October

 

 

Oxford

wb: 97 in.
(2464 mm)
4 cyl.
1476 cc
41 bhp
- facelift in October
Saloon MO  
Traveller MO - September

 


American advert
 

Six

wb: 110 in.
(2794 mm)
6 cyl. ohv
2215 cc
66 bhp
 
Saloon MS  

 

 

           
           

 

World Sportscar Championship:
  Event: Entered: Raced: Finished: Best results:
 Sebring 12 Hours08.03.1953       37 Wing / Spitler Minor 31st