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Wednesday 13 November 2019

1926 MORRIS COWLEY TOURER - HISTORICS AUCTIONEERS Saturday 23rd November 2019 Mercedes Benz World Weybridge, Surrey

Saturday 23rd November  2019
Mercedes Benz World
Weybridge, Surrey

Lot Number110
RegistrationFB 5196
Chassis NumberMC14120
Engine Number153350
Odometer reading2,965 miles
Estimate£10,000 - £13,000

Morris Motors began in 1912 when bicycle manufacturer, William Morris, moved on from the sale, hire and repair of cars to car manufacturing. He planned a new light car assembled from bought-in components; in this way he was able to retain ownership by keeping within the bounds of his own capital resources. A factory was opened in 1913 at the former Oxford Military College in Cowley, Oxford, where Morris's first car, the two-seat Morris Oxford 'Bullnose' was assembled. Morris Cowley was a name given to various cars produced by the Morris Motor Company from 1915 to 1958. In 1926, the Bullnose radiator was replaced by a flat version known as the Flatnose and built by Morris until 1931. 
This lovely flat nose radiator example of this attractive classic is finished in black with black leather seating including the dickey seat and comes with its black hood. The present vendor has owned the car for 11 years and it was the subject of a nut and bolt restoration prior to his ownership. It has won numerous awards which come with the vehicle and there are many old MoT test certificates from 1988 until they were no longer required. The present owner has had the car in dry storage whilst in his ownership, starting it regularly.  A fun classic which will always turn heads and bring a smile to faces wherever it goes. Fun!

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