18th Mar, 2020 13:00

Imperial War Museum Duxford

  Lot 39

1925 Morris Cowley 'Bullnose' Doctor's Coupe

Sold for £13,219

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: WB 4649
Chassis No: 118614
MOT: Exempt

  • Reputedly 1 of only 12 or so Bullnose Fixed Head Coupes known to have survived
  • Pleasingly retains its original Sheffield issued registration number and a supplier's plaque for The Totley Bridge Garage of the same city
  • Current lady ownership for the past twenty-four years
  • Extensive history file dating back to the original buff logbook
  • An older restoration that has been maintained by a highly qualified vintage car mechanic

More expensive when new than its open equivalent, this rare 1925 Morris Cowley ‘Bullnose’ Fixed Head Coupe is reputedly one of just twelve or so such cars that are known to have survived to the present day. Initially supplied by The Totley Bridge Garage of Abbeydale, the Morris still sports its original registration number ‘WB 4649’ and factory-fitted 11.9hp engine. Reportedly restored during the 1990s, the Two-Seater plus Dickey Seat is described by the vendor as being in ‘good’ (bodywork, paintwork, gearbox, interior trim) or ‘very good’ (engine, electrical equipment) condition. We are further informed that: ‘This delightful ‘Bullnose’ has been owned by a lady for the past 24 years. The Cowley has comprehensive documentation giving its history and comes with the original buff logbook. The engine is strong and the non-synchro gearbox a delight to use. Second gear ‘chatters’ as it always has done during the current ownership. The Fixed Head Coupe bodywork is sound and ‘WB 4649’ draws a great deal of attention wherever it goes. The vehicle has been maintained by a highly qualified Vintage Car mechanic’

Available in various guises from 1913-1926, the ‘Bullnose’ Morris was among the most accomplished Light Car designs of its generation.

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, the vendor has not been able to deliver this Lot to Duxford. However, he has asked us to offer it for sale alongside the cars which are physically present in the auction hall. Please contact a member of staff for further photos or details of the history file.

PLEASE NOTE: The vendor informs us he is unable to locate the original buff log book.


Auction: Imperial War Museum Duxford, 18th Mar, 2020

Imperial War Museum
CB22 4QR 

Tuesday 17th March 2020 from 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday 18th March 2020 - Due to the closure of Imperial War Museum, we are unable to offer viewing of the vehicles today. All documents and paperwork are available to view at The Red Lion Hotel, Whittlesford CB22 4NL.

12.5% (plus VAT @ 20%)

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