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Morris Oxford Series III 1954-1956& IV 1957-1960
Bhp graphs

Dimensions

 

. Fluted bonnet, finned rear wings, hooded headlamps, dished safety-type steering wheel. Additional body trim added to saloon at chassis 270007 to facilitate optional extra Duotone finishes in five combinations.

Optional extras included selective automatic two-pedal control.

The Series III Traveller was superceded in 1957 by the Series IV version which did not have the wood trim of the earlier version.

 

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Engine

Type
BP15M

Number of cylinders

4
Bore mm
73
Stroke mm
89
Capacity cc
1489
Valves
overhead
RAC hp rating
CR
8.3:1
BHP (graphs)
55
at rpm
4400
Valve timing
inlet opens
ATDC
inlet closes
ABDC
exhaust opens
BBDC
exhaust closes
ATDC
Cooling
Thermo-syphon with impeller assistance
Electrics
12-volt positive earth
Gearbox
4-speed synchromesh except first. Steering column gearchange lever
Petrol tank capacity
saloon - 12 gallon , traveller - 10 gallon

Petrol pump

SU electric
Carburation
SU

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Dimensions
Wheelbase
8' 1"
Track front
4' 5"
rear
4' 5"
Length
14' 3"
Width
5' 5"
Weight
21 cwt 3 qtr
Front suspension
Independent torsion bar
Rear suspension
half elliptic
Axle ratio
4.875:1 (8/39).(8/39)
special 5.125:1 (8/41)
Tyre size
5.60x15
Brakes
Lockheed hydraulic
Drum size

9" diameter drums
two leading shoes at front

Steering
rack and pinion

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Performance
0 to 50 mph secs
17.9
0 to 60 mph secs
27.1
standing quarter secs
23.9
Fuel consumption mpg
 29
Maximum speed
 76

 

Body styles aand colours
 
Doors
 
Saloon
4
Black
Clarendon grey
Birch grey
Empire Green
Sage green 
Traveller
2

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Chassis numbers
Saloon Start October 1956
248401
Finish March 1959.
300636
Traveller Series II
Start October 1956
248445

Finish June 1957

262129
Traveller Series IV
Start June 1957
265001
Finish April 1960
306517
 
Total
52,235

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Books and articles (available on the web)

 

Other sources
Motor Industry
Issue
page
Series III Saloon Model description
1956 (Motor Show Issue)
166, 168-71
Series IV Traveller Model description
9/57
77, 78
Series IV Traveller Model description
1957 (Motor Show Issue)
1!26
News Exchange
Series III Saloon Model description
11/56
12
Series III Saloon Duotone Colour range
5/57
16

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