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1948 Eight Series E
Allan Price writes from Adelaide -email email@example.com
My Car is a 1948 Morris , Series "E", Four Door Fixed Head Saloon. It was sold by a company here in Adelaide, South Australia, called Motors Limited in September 1948, to a Reverend R. Jessup. for £530, I don't know any more of its history until I acquired it in October 1998. The only non standard items are a 12v. electrical system and paint color, it was originally black. But over the last fortnight the temperature here has exceeded 34 degrees Celsius every day, you can see why I changed the color. The old girl has given me a lot of pleasure and has been very reliable over the last two years since its restoration.
He also has an 850 Mini which he says "is now completely dismantled, and the parts search has started. It took me several months to find a genuine 850, this one has had the later doors with windup windows fitted, however I have already located a set of correct doors. Over here it is easier to find a Morris Minor of any model, than an 850 Mini. I was reading an article where they are sending Container loads of Minor bodies to England as we don't have the rust problem over here you have.
By the way the "E" was restored for the National
Morris Rally in Ballarrat in Victoria over Easter this year, and the
Mini has now been put aside for a later date,and I have over the last
twelve months restored a Morris Oxford series MO for the National Morris
Register Rally in Queensland this Easter (2002). As the round trip to
the rally and back will be over 2500 miles the Oxford is a better car
than the Mini.