Morris - Morris Oxford

The Morris Oxford made after the 1939-45 war were produced at the same time as the Minor, in 1948. The Oxford was in effect the "big Minor", having a larger 1476cc engine, with 4 doors on a wheelbase that was 11 inches longer, which was the product of the same designer Alec issigonis. These post war Morris Oxfords had monocoque chassis, which also helped in saving on steel which was in short supply. There was also an Oxford Estate version.The Oxford Series 2 came in 1954, now with the improved overhead valve BMC B series 1489cc engine. The bodywork was very different and no longer showed any lineage to the Minor. The Oxford Series 3 of 1956 had mild bodywork differences while the Oxford Series 4 was a 4 door with traveller body. With the Oxford Series 5 came the Pininfarina body design that was used on a lengthened wheelbase, as with the rest of the BMC range, which now used 14 inch wheels. For late 1961 the Morris Oxford Series 6 had the wheelbase extended a further inch, along with the use of the larger bore 1622cc BMC B series engine, much the same as what was done with the Westminster . . . . Morris Oxford production ran until 1971.

Tyre size for all the Morris Oxford models :

- The earlier Morris Oxford models (1948 through 1960) Types Oxford MO Series 1, Series 2, Series 3 and Series 4 all had 15 inch wheels fitted with tyre size 5.50x15 or 5.60x15 specified originally, which is the radial equivalent 155R15 size. Blockley produce this 155HR15 tyre size, as well as a white wall version. For the later series we would actually suggest the larger 165R15 size, because in any case many of the Morris Oxfords built for export had this slightly larger 5.90x15 tyre fitted, which is radial equivalent 165R15 size. Note that the Morris Oxford Traveller tyre also came from new with this 165R15 size. So on balance we would suggest the slightly larger 165VR15 Blockley tyre with it's larger diameter, although this costs a little more.

- Morris Oxford models (1959 through 1969) Series 5, Series 6 and Series 7 now had the smaller 14" wheels fitted with tyre size 5.90x14, which is radial 165R14 tyre equivalent size. The Morris Oxford Traveller versions from this period also had this same 165R14 tyre size. Blockley produces a high quality, steel belted radial 165HR14 tyre with period correct tread which offers remarkable handling - see full details of these Morris Oxford tyre sizes below:

Blockley Products for Morris Morris Oxford


Blockley Radial

£122.00 (£146.40 inc. VAT)


Blockley Radial

£78.00 (£93.60 inc. VAT)

15/16 inch Rim Band (45mm wide)

Blockley Rim Band

£3.30 (£3.96 inc. VAT)

13/14 inch Rim Band (45mm wide)

Blockley Rim Band

£3.30 (£3.96 inc. VAT)

155HR15 White Wall

Blockley Radial

£125.00 (£150.00 inc. VAT)


Blockley Radial

£99.00 (£118.80 inc. VAT)

Set of 4 165VR15

Blockley Radials

£488.00 (£585.60 inc. VAT)