ABOUT THIS CAR
Rally Preparation Services is pleased to offer this 1950s Morris Oxford classic car for sale. This long-distance endurance rally car represents a very cost effective route to endurance rallies including the Peking to Paris Motor Challenge.
This car was prepared by Rally Preparation Services from the ground up in 2014 ready to tackle some of the most demanding roads in the world for competitive events in Bhutan and India.The original Morris Oxford was named by Sir William Morris after the city of dreaming spires, the university town in which he grew up. Morris’ Oxford cars would over time help to turn the city of Oxford into an industrial city on a grand scale.
Between 1956 and 1959, there were 58,117 Morris Oxford’s produced in the UK. In 1956, the then owner of the Morris brand sold the rights and the tooling of the Morris Oxford to Hindustan Motors in India. The car remained in strong production from 1958 and ceased production in April 2015, with very few improvements and changes over its production lifetime, becoming the longest running model in the world for 58 years.
Called the Hindustan Ambassador, the car was a standard car which was more than strong enough to keep up with some of India’s arduous roads.
With its history and heritage of being a strong, simple and ultra-reliable, this fabulous Morris Oxford can boast about having everything needed for an endurance rally car, and is a sound choice for any longer distance event.
This classic rally car was prepared from a sound rust free body (sourced from India of course) and had a thorough and intensive build to get it to the current specification. With two trouble free long distance events now under its belt, this car has a proven record already. In the current owner’s words after its first ever event: “The Oxford was more than capable on roads which were quite as bad as anything we experienced on Peking to Paris. You can easily see why they made them for 60 years in India.”
The car is currently residing at RPS’ sister company – the SASCo storage facility and available for inspection.
All viewings and test drives welcomed by appointment at Rally Preparation Services All enquiries please to Martin on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 (0)1993 358009.
- Recent Engine
- Gearbox Upgrade
- Uprated Suspension
- Twin fuel tanks, pumps and filters
- Twin ignition systems
- Monit G Series Trip Meter
- RPS Spec Long Range Rally seats
- Bespoke Roll Cage
- TRS Safety Harness’
- Storage Compartments
- Map Light
- Auxiliary Power Sockets
- Power Inverter
- Fire Extinguisher
- Under Body protection
- 2x Spare Wheels
- FIVA Passport