Morris Oxford VI
|1961 to 1971|
|Production||1961–1971 208,823 produced|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||4-door saloon 4-door estate|
|Related||Austin A60 Cambridge Riley 4/72|
|Engine||1622 cc BMC B-Series engine Straight-4|
|Wheelbase||100 in (2,500 mm)|
|Length||174 in (4,400 mm)|
|Width||63.5 in (1,610 mm)|
|Successor||Morris 1800 (ADO17 "Landcrab") Morris Marina|
All five Farina cars were updated in 1961 with a new 1.6 L (1622 cc/98 in3) version of the B-Series engine, longer wheelbase and a new revised look. The tail fins had been trimmed and there were still detail changes between the marques. The Morris retained the Series V dash, while the Austin had an all-new fake woodgrain design.
The Morris Oxford Traveller (estate) Mark V was replaced by a Mark VI, although little changed apart from the front grille.
A diesel-engined Oxford Mark VI, introduced shortly after the 1961 update, was popular as a taxi. Variants of the same diesel engine enjoyed a long life in marine applications.
The Oxford VI remained in production until 1971 with 208,823 produced. The Oxford range was to have been replaced by the 1967 Morris 1800 (a badge-engineered 1964 ADO17 Austin 1800), but in the event both were built in parallel until 1971 because in terms both of pricing and of interior space the 1800 fell into the market segment of a slightly larger car.
The ADO17 1800 continued until 1975, when it was succeeded by the ADO71 Morris 1800. The car which took the Oxford's place at the smaller end of the market segment was the Morris Marina, which also succeeded the yet smaller Minor.
A 67 Morris Oxford Series VI in Heartbeat, TV Series