24th Apr, 2024 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

 
Lot 105
 

1926 Morris Oxford 'Bullnose' 2-Seat Tourer with Dickey

Sold for £8,156

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: WL 369
Chassis No: 151057
MOT: Exempt

  • Restored during the 1960s and hardly used since, although recommissioned and kept in ready-to-use condition by the vendor
  • Subject to a full engine overhaul within recent years
  • Desirable two-seat tourer with Dickey seat

Introduced during 1913, the basic Morris 'Bullnose' design lasted until 1926 by which time its variants accounted for an impressive forty-five percent of new car sales in the UK. Compared to domestic and foreign rivals in the 12hp-14hp market, the model offered notably good performance courtesy of its torquey, four-cylinder engines and light yet robust leaf-sprung chassis. As well as having its engine enlarged from 1548cc to 1802cc for 1923, the more expensive Oxford derivative gained a longer wheelbase and four-wheel brakes two years later.

Pleasing supplied with its original bill of sale, this charming Morris Oxford has an extensive history file dating all the way back to the 1920s and its buff log book displaying a number of previous owners - and still retains its original registration number. Understood to have been subject to ground up restoration during the 1960s when vintage cars were back in fashion thanks to clubs such as the VSCC - WL 369 was then painted in Plum over Black as it presents in today, used until the early 1970s and then laid up. The vendor took ownership of the car in 2013 and a previous owner had attempted to unseize the engine, although this had displaced a bore liner in the process. The vendor undertook a full engine overhaul with a Morris specialist and ensured the rest of the car was mechanically sorted. Sadly, in his 10 years of ownership the vendor has not used the car on the road at all, although has ensured it is in fine fettle throughout, and has therefore decided that it is time for this fine little car to find a new, loving home.

For more information, please contact:
Lucas Gomersall
lucas.gomersall@handh.co.uk
07484 082430

 

Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 24th Apr, 2024

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