1958 Morris Oxford "Paris to Peking" Special

Lot: 377

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Offered for sale is a 1.5L 1958 Morris Oxford manual that has been with the current owner for the last 2 years. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 109 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A special car, upgraded to rally spec at a cost of £45,000...

  • First registered on the 17/11/1958 and upgraded in 2014 for entry into the Paris to Peking Challenge
  • Rally Preparation Specialists Ltd were commissioned and the restoration and upgrades cost £45,000
  • The car was re-trimmed and fitted with TRS-harnessed Recaro Cross Sportster seats in black leather
  • Fitted with a rebuilt MGB engine producing 100bhp at 5000rpm mated to a 5-speed gearbox
  • Upgrades include a roll cage, uprated springs and shocks, disc brakes and Michelin XZX Tyres
  • Features twin ignition system, twin fuel system with pumps and filters and twin spare wheels
  • Supplied with build sheets and instructions manuals. Numerous photos online of it competing

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Lot Details

Registration: URK 212 RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1958 Engine size: 1.5L
Make: Morris Odometer reading (miles): 2800
Model: Oxford MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: DAUF1/293517

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 109 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Re-sprayed in Black and Green


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Recaro Cross Sportster seats in black leather. Bespoke Roll Cage. TRS Safety Harness.



Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Fitted with a fully rebuilt MGB engine turning out 100BHP at 5000rpm and torque of 116lb ft at 3,200 rpm. 


Gears: Drive-shaft:


5-Speed Ford Type-9 manual gearbox.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Uprated springs and shocks. Disc brakes. Mitchelin XZX Tyres. Twin ignition system. Twin fuel system with pumps and filters. Heavy duty sump guard. Twin spare wheels 


Minor: Major:


Monit G-Series Trip Meter. Map Light. Auxiliary Power Sockets. Power Inverter. 

Vehicle History


Rally Preparation Specialists Ltd. had this to say about the car: "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."



About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history