1923 Morris Oxford 13.9hp 'Bullnose' Tourer  Chassis no. 23202 Engine no. 30662

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Lot 9
1923 Morris Oxford 13.9hp 'Bullnose' Tourer
Registration no. PD 5832 Chassis no. 23202 Engine no. 30662

Sold for £ 14,950 (US$ 20,563) inc. premium
1923 Morris Oxford 13.9hp 'Bullnose' Tourer
Registration no. PD 5832
Chassis no. 23202
Engine no. 30662
"Very few new cars find a way straight to the heart of the motor user with the speed and completeness that attended the debut of the original Morris Oxford and later the Morris Cowley cars." - Autocar, 2nd August 1919.
One of the best known and most readily recognised vintage cars, the 'Bullnose' Oxford had its roots in the Edwardian era. The first examples, fitted with 8.9hp White & Poppe engines, were manufactured in 1913, embodying Morris's successful formula of offering technically un-exciting but well built and well equipped cars at a bargain price. The Oxford, and its close relation, the Continental-engined Cowley, evolved gradually, both models switching to engines made by Hotchkiss's Coventry subsidiary in 1919. A close copy of the Continental, the Hotchkiss engine was made in 1,495cc, 11.9hp form initially, a larger (1,802cc) 13.9hp version becoming available in 1923.
This example was owned by one W G Hendrey in 1941 and acquired on 23rd August 1951 by Morris Motors from whom it subsequently passed to the Museum. We are advised that the car is a runner but has not been used on the road for some time, the last occasion being 1992. Offered with old buff logbook and Swansea V5.

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  • The engine number is 30462
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