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Morris Oxford Series V 1959-1961
Bhp graphs

Dimensions

 

Pininfarina styled body.

Traveller, all-steel body, with upper and lower hinged tailgate.

Upholstery in leather with leathercloth on non-wearing surfaces. Traveller with full bench seats with facing of leather or woven fabric. A

dditional items on the de luxe saloon model included Smiths interior heater, screen washer, twin sun-visors, twin horns, bumper over-riders, clock, and leather covered seats.

Optional extras included Smith's Radiomobile car radio, wheel rimbellishers, and five Duotone finishes

 

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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
Fan and impeller
Electrics
12-volt positive earth
Gearbox
4-speed synchromesh except first. Steering column or floor mounted gear change optional.
Petrol tank capacity
10 gallon

Petrol pump

SU electric
Carburation
SU

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Dimensions
Wheelbase
8' 3 3/16"
Track saloon
4' 9/16"
traveller
4' 1/8"
Length
14' 3"
Width
5' 5"
Weight
21 cwt 3 qtr
Front suspension
Independent coil spring
Rear suspension

half elliptic

Wheelbase 8ft 33/,6in. Track 4ft 9/]6in on saloon, 4ft '/8in on traveller.

Axle ratio
saloon 4.55:1 (9/41)
traveller 4.875:1
Tyre size
5.90x14 tubeless on saloon 6.40x14 or 5.90x14HD on traveller
Brakes
Girling hydraulic
Drum size

9" diameter drums
two leading shoes at front

Steering
cam and lever

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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 January 1959
101
Finish October 1961
79205
 

Total

79,104
Traveller
Start May 1960
101
Finish October 1961
8427
 
Total
8,326

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Books and articles (available on the web)

 

Other sources
Motor Industry
Issue
page
Series V Saloon Model description
4/59
72
Series V Traveller Model description
1960 (Motor Show Issue)
53
Equipment &data
Automobile Electricity Data Sheet D653
The Motor
Series V Saloon Road Test
4/5/60
511-14
Motoring
Series V Servicing data
11/66
53-5

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