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Bicycle manufacturer William Morris introduced his first car, the "Bullnose" Oxford, in 1913. Morris cars soon established a reputation for reliability and good build quality, following the end of WW1 they would also cost less...

By the end of the 1920's Morris had become Britains largest car-manufacturer holding a 51% share of its home market. Throughout the 30's and 40's the company continued to develop simple, slightly bland family cars. As well as producing Morris Cars William Morris had begun to purchase other British manufacturers, such as Wolseley, Riley, S.U. (Carburettors) and set-up his own sporting brand, MG.

Post-war the above companies were known as the Nuffield Corporation and were hastily returning back to civilian manufacturing. Its most successful model arrived in 1948, the Morris Minor. A few years later this would be joined by the Mini, a fruit of its merger with old rival Austin to form the British Motor Corporation.

Following the BMC merger Morris seemed to attract older buyers with its lacklustre cars and ended its days producing the Morris Ital, a follow-up to the Marina. By the mid-1980's Morris had completely disappeared from the new car listings, today its older models continue to be enjoyed by their loyal owners.

Models produced by Morris

10/4 Series II

10/4 Series II

1936-1938

1100

1100

1962-1971

12/4

12/4

1935-1939

1300

1300

1967-1973

18

18

1936-1937

1800

1800

1966-1968

1800 Mk II

1800 Mk II

1968-1972

1800 MK III

1800 MK III

1973-1976

2200 (ADO17)

2200 (ADO17)

1972-1975

Cowley

Cowley

1915-1919

Cowley

Cowley

1923-1926

Cowley

Cowley

1927-1930

Cowley

Cowley

1931-1931

Cowley

Cowley

1932-1933

Cowley

Cowley

1954-1956

Cowley 1500

Cowley 1500

1956-1959

Cowley/Twelve-Four

Cowley/Twelve-Four

1934-1935

Eight Series E

Eight Series E

1938-1939

Eight Series E

Eight Series E

1938-1948

Eight Series II

Eight Series II

1938-1938

Fourteen/6

Fourteen/6

1937-1939

Isis

Isis

1932-1935

Isis I

Isis I

1955-1956

Isis II

Isis II

1956-1958

Ital

Ital

1980-1984

Major

Major

1931-1931

Major

Major

1932-1933

Marina 1.3/1.7

Marina 1.3/1.7

1978-1980

Marina 1.3/1.8

Marina 1.3/1.8

1971-1978

Marina Diesel

Marina Diesel

1977-1980

Marina Mumford

Marina Mumford

1973-1974

Minor

Minor

1929-1932

Minor

Minor

1931-1934

Minor MM Saloon

Minor MM Saloon

1948-1953

Minor MM Tourer

Minor MM Tourer

1948-1953

Minor Series II

Minor Series II

1952-1956

Oxford

Oxford

1913-1915

Oxford

Oxford

1922-1923

Oxford

Oxford

1923-1929

Oxford

Oxford

1929-1933

Oxford 20

Oxford 20

1935-1935

Oxford II

Oxford II

1954-1956

Oxford III

Oxford III

1956-1959

Oxford IV

Oxford IV

1957-1960

Oxford MO

Oxford MO

1948-1954

Oxford Six

Oxford Six

1930-1933

Oxford Six

Oxford Six

1933-1935

Oxford V

Oxford V

1959-1961

Oxford VI

Oxford VI

1961-1971

Six MS

Six MS

1948-1953

Ten Series III

Ten Series III

1938-1938

Ten Series M

Ten Series M

1938-1948

Ten Series M

Ten Series M

1939-1939

Ten-Four

Ten-Four

1933-1935

Ten-Six

Ten-Six

1934-1935

Ten-Six Special

Ten-Six Special

1934-1935

Twelve Series II

Twelve Series II

1935-1937

Twelve Series III

Twelve Series III

1938-1939

Twenty-Five

Twenty-Five

1933-1935

Twenty-Five

Twenty-Five

1936-1939