Lot 157: Morris Flat Nose Cowley
The 1926 Flatnose Morris was more than just a restyle on the Bullnose, which had remained largely unchanged since 1915. William Morris was apparently unhappy with the first prototype, likening the flat radiator to a tombstone, so he ordered it to be narrowed by two inches. By 1929, the sharp corners had been softened and Morris described the saloon as 'dome-backed'. During the 1930 season, nickel plating was replaced with chrome and Triplex glass was introduced to comply with new safety glass legislation. A folding head saloon was also introduced, identified by the absence of an external metal sun-visor. First registered in 1930, this superbly presented Morris Flatnose 2-seater Tourer has been in the same ownership for that last 16 years. We are informed that this little car has been subject to a rolling restoration over the years to keep the car in tip top condition. The interior is a fabulous place to be with both doors opening and closing nicely. We are informed that all the seating and carpets have recently been restored or replaced and are matched with a full hood set and side screens and a full tonneau cover. A charming pre-war motor car that is ready to be driven and enjoyed.
Carfest North Pride & Joy Auction|
Silverstone Auctions, Oulton Park, Cheshire
|Hammer Price (inc premium)||-|
|Engine capacity (cc)||1548|
|Engine - cylinders||4|
|Number of doors|