26 March 2001,
Price realised GBP 4,582
GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
c.1927 MORRIS COWLEY 11.9HP TWO SEATER WITH DICKEY SEAT
Registration No. Not Registered
Chassis No. Tba
Engine No. 178581
Blue with black interior
Engine: four cylinder in line, side valve, 1548cc; Gearbox: three speed manual; Suspension: semi-elliptic leaf spring front and rear; Brakes: four wheel drum. Right hand drive.
The early Bullnose Morris cars, first equipped with White and Poppe engines, later with Continental and finally with the Hotchkiss engine, had earned a justifiable reputation for durability and economy during the 1913 to 1926 period and it was with some reluctance that the company abandoned the 'bullnose' radiator for the 1927 season in favour of the more fashionable 'flatnose' radiator design.
The new car retained most of the characteristics of its predecessors, front and rear wheel braking was now standard and the Morris shock absorbers assisted a smooth ride. In two seater form the Cowley retailed at £.142-10s-0d for the 1928 season and helped to consolidate Morris's strong financial position and delight the shareholders of the new company which had recently gone public.
This example laid unused for a number of years, so its early history and year of manufacture is not known, however from our research the engine number places it in series with 1927 production. It has had much work done, the chassis being restored with a new body, which has been repainted in blue livery and upholstered in period style blue fabric, a new hood has also been fitted. On recent inspection the bonnet was not present, but the vendor assures us that this will be fitted in time for the sale and that the car will be offered in running order, but may still require some detail completion.
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Please note that the chassis number is D156361.
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