Lot 122 - 1927 MG Morris Oxford 14/40 Super Sports Special
|Odometer reading||24,249 miles|
|Result||Sold - £7,924|
- Handbuild and bespoke
Conceived and built in the truest sense of the classic coachbuilt motorcar, this 1927-vintage model uses the chassis, engine and drivetrain from a Morris Oxford as the genesis and inspiration by the previous owner, Beverley Hicks, to create this Super Sports Special, scaled up from a 1928 M-Type, the genesis MG from the Kimber factory. The initial drawings can still be seen in the comprehensive history file as well as the photographic progress of the build. With a beautifully constructed aluminium bonnet and scuttle and a complementing rear fabric-covered boat tail section which houses a stainless steel fuel tank and a surprisingly spacious luggage compartment, this complexly bespoke motorcar was ready for the road in 2003. The smooth 1.8 Litre engine has a Ricardo-type cylinder head, a lightened flywheel, a dyno-driven magneto and a Kenlowe electric fan, all of which are driven through a Morris four-speed gearbox sourced from an MG P-Type. The engine has been completely rebuilt with bills to go with it and has covered few miles since. The interior is trimmed in red leather with custom-made matching carpets alongside a handy double tonneau cover and hood.
This sturdy MG-Morris has taken part in numerous competitions and trials with many photographs, magazine cut-outs and entrance forms accompanying the history file. Two brand-new spare tyres and accompanying inner tubes plus regulatory fire extinguisher etc. to make the car VSCC compliant for speed trial/hill climbs accompany the car as well as a file of original design drawings and circuit diagrams. A totally original copy of ‘The Morris Oxford & Cowley Car Manual’ from 1927, and ‘Morris Bullnose & Flatnose 11.9 & 13.9hp Power Units’ by Peter Seymour also come with the car. This reliable and VSCC-eligible MG-Morris Oxford Super Sport Special is ready for anything, whether it be a peaceful cruise around the country roads on the weekend or tackling a sodden assault course on a rainy day!
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