A regular customer and friend of the Arcade, Sarah, showed
up in her own piece of automotive history! This beautiful example of the very first £100 car is her pride and joy! The 1931 Morris Sports Tourer features a
blisteringly fast top speed of 40mph, which in the car’s heyday could have been
enjoyed anywhere in the country, as all speed limits had been abolished the
year before as “the
existing speed limit was so universally disobeyed that its maintenance brought
the law into contempt”. The pedals
might confuse a contemporary driver, as the accelerator is in the middle and
the brake is on the right. There are only three forward gears plus reverse. The engine runs on
a petrol mix, which Sarah said she still hasn’t got the hang of yet! But on sunny days like the ones we’ve been
having recently, there is nothing more enjoyable than taking the roof down and
speeding through the countryside towards Hungerford Arcade!
|Beautiful! 1931 Morris Sports Tourer|
The First £100 Car!
|Adrian and Sarah with the little Morris beauty!|