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Morris Cowley 1500

Overview

Produced: 1956-1959, 4623 produced.
Types: Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Morris Cowley 1500

In an attempt to improve sales performance Morris announced a larger engined Cowley in 1956, the Cowley 1500. The Cowley 1500 was yet another disastrous BMC attempt at producing a budget family saloon despite the improved 55bhp engine. The Cowley 1500 came with the usual 4 speed manual gearbox although a semi-automatic transmission was also available as an option.

The Cowley 1500 could be distinguished by its restyled Oxford type bonnet redesigned rear wings which incorporated daring, vestigial fins to add a touch of glamour. Despite the improved running gear and more adventurous styling, the Cowley was a showroom flop, only 4,600 examples were built before production quietly ended in 1959.

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1489ccS4 OHVBMC B-Series73.025mm x 89mm8.3

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
74 mph0 s0 s26 mpg0 bhp 0

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