Lot 279 - 1929 Morris Oxford Flatnose Doctors Coupé
|Result||Sold - £4,811|
This is one of two rare 1929 Morris Oxford Flatnose Doctors Coupé’s which were, in the 1990’s, part of a pre-war Morris collection owned by Donald Ridgley, who is believed to have carried out cosmetic restoration to both cars before they were sold to two different people.
This is the second of the rare Morris Oxford Doctors Coupé with Dickie seat on offer. This car was purchased by the vendors husband in 2008 after being restored in the 1970s. Further work was then carried out by Donald Ridgley when in his ownership, and then the car had the engine rebuilt in 2002 after he had sold it. This rebuild included replacing the cylinder liners and fitting new pistons, regrinding the crankshaft, suppling second-hand con-rods, fitting new big end bearings and main bearings. This car was laid up due to ill health in 2011 after the owner had been a regular at Morris Car Club meetings. While not being used his son kept it well maintained and from 2018 took the car to Kop Hill climb a couple of times and the Henley Traditional Boat Rally which includes classic cars. To make sure that the car is running the best that it can it has recently had a new head gasket, the carburettor overhauled and the Dynostart fully reconditioned. Finished in red with black roof and black wings, and with a maroon interior, the car is supplied with a V5 registration document, a number of old logbooks going back to 1965, some invoices and a service manual. This is a car the buyer could use and slowly carry out a cosmetic restoration to the body in his own time.
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