16th Mar, 2022 13:00

Imperial War Museum, Duxford

 
  Lot 15
 

1930 Morris Cowley ‘Flatnose’ Saloon
No Reserve – Current ownership since 1971

Sold for £8,775

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: DX 8813
Chassis No: 338152
MOT: Exempt

  • In current ownership for over 50 years
  • Subject to a comprehensive restoration upon entering current ownership
  • Garage stored since approximately 2006
  • In need of recommissioning and offered without reserve

William Morris was one of Britain's greatest pioneering motor manufacturers. Not only did he foresee the huge demand for private transport but he also revolutionised concepts of both marketing and production in order to satisfy it. Introduced in 1926, the 'Flatnose' Morris drew heavily on the design of its much-loved 'Bullnose' predecessor. Built on a light yet sturdy leaf-sprung ladder chassis and powered by a choice of two torquey four-cylinder side-valve engines (11.9hp Cowley or 14hp Oxford) mated to a three-speed manual gearbox, it tackled the primitive period road network with aplomb. Famed for their durability, many 'Flatnoses' remained in regular use after WW2.

Manufactured in 1930, ‘DX 8813’ was first registered in the United Kingdom on the 30th of March that year. Fitted with the aforementioned straight-four engine with the manual transmission, the Morris is presented today in two-tone Blue and Black with matching Blue interior upholstery. Entering into current long-term ownership in 1971, the Cowley was provided with a comprehensive restoration during the period shortly after purchase and is still presenting well today. In use for a few decades thereafter, the ‘Flatnose’ was laid up in a garage in 2006, where it has remained until 2022 following the passing of the late vendor. Offered requiring recommissioning and without reserve, ‘DX 8813’ is offered with a mid-restoration photograph, a large collection of MOT certificates, and current V5C.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
paul.cheetham@handh.co.uk
07538 667452

 

Auction: Imperial War Museum, Duxford, 16th Mar, 2022

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