Introduced September 1934 and known by its model year (1935),
it continued unchanged as the Series I following the marketing
decision to move away from the cosmetic yearly changes to
a policy of major upgrades. The changeover occurred at the
beginning of June 1935 but the only difference was the change
in the chassis numbers from the 35/E prefix to S1/E. There
had been minor changes since its introduction and these
continued until the major changes in the Series II version.
The early Series I models had fabric-disc universal joints
and a badge design incorporating the letters"EIGHT".
Later models had the Arabic figure "8". Solid
steering wheel gave way to a flexible rubber covered item
during the Series I production.
Announced in August 1937 the Series II had major cosmetic
changes came with the introduction of "Easiclean"
type disc wheels replacing the spoked Magna wheels. The
characteristic chromium plated radiator shell was replaced
with a painted shell finished to match the body colour.
The Series finished August 1938 with the announcement of
the Series E.
Throughout production the Morris Eight was available as
a saloon with two or four doors, in fixed or sliding head
versions. Open models were the Two-seater and Four-Seater
Tourer. Open models and all fixed head saloon models were
upholstered in "Karhyde" leathercloth. Sliding-head
version of the saloon in real leather.
The van version "Morris Eight 5 cwt" continued
to be produced up to December 1939 although designated Series