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Morris Oxford III


Produced: 1956-1959, 58117 produced. ((Series III and IV))
Types: Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Estate,2 doors,4 seats
Morris Oxford III

In 1956 BMC decided to "freshen up" its range of family cars, as part of this facelift programme a Series III Oxford appeared. The Series III received a more powerful (55bhp) 1489cc B-series engine which helped to improve performance, a semi-automatic gearbox also became an optional extra.

The Oxford Series III now had a much cheerier two-tone paint finish, other styling improvements included deeper headlamp cowls and small rear wing "fins" which were all the rage in 1956!. The interior also received some styling changes and an improved layout of the minor controls.


1489ccS4 OHVBMC B-Series73.025mm x 89mm8.3

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension


Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
74 mph29 s0 s27 mpg0 bhp 0




WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
8' 1"4' 5"0' 0"14' 2"5' 5" 0 (21)0' 0"

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