Dinky Toys 40g/159; Morris Oxford MO

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After the Second World War the 13.5 fiscal horsepower Oxford MO had to replace the Ten horsepower series M, Morris's Twelve and Morris's Fourteen. It was announced along with the new 918cc Morris Minor and the 2.2-litre Morris Six MS on 26 October 1948 and was produced until 1954. The core design was shared with Nuffield Organisation stable-mate Wolseley 4/50 which used a traditional grille and better finishes.

Designed by Alec Issigonis, the Oxford, along with the Minor, introduced unit construction techniques such as Unibody construction even though it is not widely recognized as a true unibody car. Torsion bar front suspension was another novelty, and hydraulically operated 8-inch (200 mm) drum brakes were fitted all around.

Dinky released it as 40g in 1950, the number was updated to 159 in 1954 and production continued to 1959. Early releases were sold from a trade box of 6 pieces, from 1954 they were sold individually boxed, some later releases are two-tone. In 2014 and 2019 Norev reproduced the car for the rebooted Atlas Dinky range.

Atlas Dinky Toys 159; Morris Oxford MO; Cream, Cerise, Beige Hubs Dinky Toys 40g; Morris Oxford MO; Fawn, Grey Hubs Atlas Dinky Toys 159; Morris Oxford MO; Green Over Cream; Green Hubs Dinky Toys 159; Morris Oxford MO; Green over Cream; Green Hubs Dinky Toys 40g; Morris Oxford MO; Green, Green Hubs

Atlas Dinky Toys 159; Morris Oxford MO; Cream, Cerise, Beige Hubs

Dinky Toys 40g; Morris Oxford MO; Fawn, Grey Hubs Atlas Dinky Toys 159; Morris Oxford MO; Green Over Cream; Green Hubs Dinky Toys 159; Morris Oxford MO; Green over Cream; Green Hubs Dinky Toys 40g; Morris Oxford MO; Green, Green Hubs
Dinky Toys 40g; Morris Oxford MO; Sand, Sand Hubs        

Dinky Toys 40g; Morris Oxford MO; Sand, Sand Hubs

       

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