1925 Morris 'Bullnose' Cowley Tourer to be auctioned in March

(January 12, 2023) BIRMINGHAM, UK — A car that dominated sales in the UK from 1916 -1926 with close to half of all cars sold. A century ago Britain was turning out cars that dominated the roads of this country and many others too. This Morris ‘Bullnose’ Cowley Tourer was one such. It certainly appealed to the car buying public. Now fully refurbished to an outstanding level this beauty is a true delight to drive and does our automotive heritage proud.

Charles Smalley of Classic Car Auctions, says: “Introduced during 1913, the basic Morris 'Bullnose' design lasted until 1926 by which time its variants accounted for an impressive 45 per cent of new car sales in the UK.”

The Cowley was powered by a four-cylinder side-valve engine displacing 1,548cc and rated at 11.9 horsepower, driving through a cork clutch and a three-speed gearbox. It gets its name from the distinctive nickel ‘bullnose’ radiator which became a symbol of quality and at affordable price that competitors could not match.

This four-seat tourer was fully restored some years ago and remains very impressive. More recent works include a complete engine overhaul and a fresh interior retrim.

We understand from our knowledgeable vendor that, as well as being a bit of a "head turner," this venerable Bullnose is an absolute delight to drive. An outstanding rebuild that needs to be seen to be fully appreciated.

This car is just one of many beautiful cars coming to Auction as CCA’s first sale of 2023 at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show March 24-26 at the NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT. All lots are available to view online where you can also register to bid in person, online or via commission.

CCA is the sister company of Silverstone Auctions and caters for 'Everyman Classics' offering free valuations and four dedicated auctions a year. Go to the site.

1925 Morris 'Bullnose' Cowley Tourer is expected to sell from £10,000 to £14,000 ($12,100 - $16,940).