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This delightful Morris Bullnose Cowley was first registered on the 6th July 1925. MH 8549 has spent the past sixty four years in the Hertfordshire/Essex area and comes with a fabulous, detailed history file. During the mid 1950's a restoration was undertaken and a file of invoices and receipts for this work accompanies the car. The engine was totally stripped and rebuilt and the body removed from the chassis. The owner had bought the car in 1951 but did not complete the restoration before selling the car to a neighbour in 1967. Between 1967 and 1971 the rebuild was completed and further invoices and photographic evidence were kept as record. The Morris has remained in the same ownership since. From the photographic record and condition today, we know the work was carried out to a superb standard and photos of the rolling chassis demonstrate the high quality of workmanship. The body was beautifully hand painted and after forty years since completion, the Morris still presents in lovely condition.
Mechanically the car is excellent with a strong, beautiful running and sounding engine. Whilst the Morris has been kept on the road since restoration, it has covered very low annual mileage. We have MOT certificates dating back to 1973 showing the car has just covered less than 100 miles per year. The Morris has come to us with current MOT but will be fully prepared and serviced in our workshop before the new owner takes delivery. Adding to the restoration photos, invoices and MOT certificates are a set of tax discs dating back to 1984, various handbooks, fuel ration book, original ‘buff' logbook and continuation logbooks.
The Morris has a smartly presented interior including dickey seat and the hood and sidescreens are in excellent condition. The chassis and underside present superbly and the car has an honest, nicely aged feel. To be found in this condition so many years since restoration and just one owner in the past 45 years is very rare to see.
A great find.