Historical: The Morris Mk I, designated as "light reconnaissance
car", was based on a standard truck chassis. It was produced by the
Nuffield Group as a supplement to the Humber Mk I. It was put into service at
the Royal Reconnaissance Corps in 1942.
A Mk II version with AWD
Some 2.000 Mk I and Mk II were build.
Length: 3.91 m (154 inches).
Width: 2.03 m (80 inches).
Height: 1.88 m (74 inches).
Weight: 3.251 kg (7.225 lb.).
Armor: 8 - 14 mm (
Engine: Own 4-cylinder, 3.501 cm3 (213 cubic inches) displacement.
Horsepower: 71 at 3.100 rpm.
Transfer case: 2-speed.
Electrical system: 12 volt.
Tyres: 9.25 - 16.
without preparation: N/A.
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 64 liters (14 gallons).
Range: 230 km (145 miles).
Crew: 1 + 2.
Additional: Runflat tyres. Armed with a Boys anti-tank rifle
and a Bren gun.
This armoured car was found
lying near a sawmills junkyard by Army Museum Team. After a long
conversation with the owner of the sawmill, they decide to donate it to the
The history of this armoured
car is hardly can be trace in ww2 but the history in Malaya can be traced
out. It was purchased in mid-1950's by the sawmill owner to protect their
factory and their convoy from being ambushed by Communist Terrorists. The
vehicle was used by British Army for escort duties during the Emergency
Years ( 1948-1960 ). During the Emergency, this LRC was driven by two
British Lieutenants which based inside the sawmill. From this sawmill to
Semenyih Town and back, this LRC were patrolling and escorting any vehicle
from the sawmill.
It was recovered in July 2003
and transfered to Army Museum in Port Dickson for restoration.
Morris being winched out to see
another sunny day
Only damaged parts were tyres
after 50 years stationery.
Front section of Morris LRC
Rear section of Morris which the
spare tyre still remained.