Morris 11.9hp Cowley Tourer (1924)
1924 Model.\'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\' successful formula of offering technically unexciting
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\' Coventry subsidiary in 1919. A close copy of the Continental, the Hotchkiss engine was made in 1,548cc, 11.9hp form initially, a larger (1,802cc) 13.9hp version becoming available in 1923.
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