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Oxford Series MO 1948 - 54
Bhp graphs

Dimensions

 

The picture shows a 1953 Oxford series MO.

Produced in both saloon and Traveller 'Station Wagon' form, the latter with a composite wood and metal body.

Vertically split two-piece windscreen. Painted, instead of chromium-plated radiator grille, at chassis 24354. A new fabricated chrome plated radiator grille was introduced on the saloon at chassis 117566 and on the traveller at chassis 120859. Twin stop/tail lamps at chassis 14832. Rear blind deleted from the specification at chassis 71373.

 

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Oxford MO 1948 - 54

Engine

Type
VS15M1001

Number of cylinders

4
Bore mm
73.5
Stroke mm
87
Capacity cc
1477
Valves
side
RAC hp rating
13.4
CR
6.8:1
BHP (graphs)
41
at rpm
4200
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 with synchromesh in second, third and top steering column gear-change lever
Petrol tank capacity
9 gal

Petrol pump

SU electric
Carburation
SU

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Dimensions
   
Wheelbase
8' 1"
Track
4 5"
Length
13 9
Width
5' 5"
Weight
19 cwt
Front suspension
Independent torsion bar
Rear suspension
half elliptic
Axle ratio
4.55
Brakes
Lockheed hydraulic
Drum size
8" diameter - twin leading shoe front
Steering

rack and pinion

Tyre size
5.25-15
after June 1949
5.50 x 15

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Performance
0 to 50 mph secs
19.5
standing quarter secs
24.5
Fuel consumption mpg
31 
Maximum speed
72 

 

Body styles and colours
 
Doors
1948
1950
1952
Saloon
4
Romain Green
Platinum grey
Maroon
Black   
Thames Blue
Gascoyne Grey
MIst Green
Black

Birch grey
Clarendon Grey
Empire Green
Black

Traveller "Station Wagon"
4

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Chassis numbers
Start - October 1948
501 
Finish - January 1954
160,460 
Total
159,959

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Books and articles (available on the web)

 

Other sources
The Autocar
Issue
page
Saloon Model description
29/10/48
1063, 1064
Saloon Road Test
24/12/48
1271-3
Saloon Model description
9/9/49
927
Traveller Road Test
6/2/53
169-71
Saloon Model description
24/12/54
988-91
The Motor
Saloon Model description
27/10/48
Saloon Road Test
29/11/48
480-2
Motor Industry
Saloon Road Test
4/49
79,80
Equipment &data
5/49
163, 164
Motoring
Saloon Road Test
5/49
32-3
The Motor Trader
Service data sheet, No 162
19/10/49
News Exchange
Supplement Series MO Traveller Model description
10/52
4

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