OXFORD SIX 1930/1935
went six cylinder after the 1929 season and the result was
the well appointed 1930 model "LA" with a 14.9 h.p.
engine and such innovations as Lockheed hydraulic brakes.
Luvax shock absorbers, coil ignition and calostat operated
radiator shutters. The familiar artillery wheels had been
replaced by small hub five-stud wire wheels carrying 28 x
5.25 ( i.e. 5.25 x 18) Dunlop tyres. Also gone was the round
badge and in it's place a winged version carrying the words
"Morris Oxford". Twin bar bumpers were fitted.
Changes for the 1931 season were few but included
the fitting of Magna wire wheels to the coupe and Sliding-head
Saloon models as standard (on other models the Magna wheels
were extra).On the Saloon a folding arm rest was added for
the convenience of the rear passengers and all models had
the new shoe-type accelerator pedal fitted.
More pronounced changes came with the 1932
season with the radiator design more rounded and with chromium
plated radiator shutters and the horn built into the lamp
bar between mudguards completely altering the front end appearance.
A new "twin-top" 4 speed gearbox replaced the original
3 speed unit, head cushions were supplied fittings, and Morris
designers had reversed the positions of clock and speedometer!
A larger engine of 15.9 hp was the main change
in the 1933 model. Early models for the season had received
the Wilcot trafficator indicators which were subsequently
replaced with the semaphore type units.
The 1934 season came with the Oxford Six now
available in left-hand or right-hand drive versions. To a
new radiator design was added a fog lamp as standard equipment
and a new design of single bar bumper. Internally, the front
front seat was now a full width unit allowing the designers
to fit a folding table at the rear. Also folding was the foot
rest fitted for the rear passengers comfort. Arm rests were
now fitted to both front and rear seats. A spare wheel cover
was added. The 15.9 hp "QB" engine had a Bendix
automatic clutch control and a free wheel.
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