28th Sep, 2019 10:30 GMT/BST
1924 Morris Bull Nose
Registration number: KL 6456
Date of first registration: 25 04 1925
VIN number: 82506
Engine number: 98154
MOT expires: N/A
V5C present listing 3 former keepers
Current mileage shown: N/A
The Bullnose Morris was to the British car market what the Model T Ford was to the American market, a truly robust mass-produced motorcar with a powerful engine and priced at a figure many households in the Edwardian era could afford. By the time that Morris stopped producing the Bullnose cars (the Cowley and Oxford) they had been responsible for forty-five percent of the new car sale in the United Kingdom. They were an enormously popular mark and had a faithful following since their birth in 1915 (and in some cases from even earlier with the tiny Morris Oxford, first produced in 1912, we have a 1914 model in the sale).
This Oxford, with a 1802cc, side valve, straight four engine, is a more refined, more expensive version of the Morris Cowley. They were both very similar in design and had a larger version of the pre-war Bullnose radiator. The Oxford had an uprated electrical system, leather interior and in 1925, four-wheel braking and a longer chassis, which separated it from the shorter Cowley.
With many body styles on offer one of the prettiest was the two-seater model with dickey rear seat. This model on offer is of that lay out and is often thought of as the prettiest of the Bullnose range.
Finished in Dark blue with contrasting grey leather interior,in good cosemtic condition and mechanically sound. The interior is nicely patinated consummate with its age and there is evidence of new paintwork which has been completed to a very good standard. The nicely trimmed Dickey seat works as it should, with a good hood and decent tyres.
All in all, this is a very pretty example of the iconic Bullnose, mechanically sound and ready to use. Also eligible for the many Edwardian car and VSCC events held regularly through the year.
Buyer's premium of 12% inclusive of VAT @ 20%
Sold for £11,500
Estimated at £10,500 - £12,500