Purchased as a van full of parts in 2009, I have fully rebuilt this 1921 Morris Oxford Sports, and its first outing will be at Classics at the Castle 2015.
About 170 of these cars were built by Morris Motors between 1921 and 1923, priced at around £375, they found favour with owners who wanted to attend hill climbs, trials and rallies, giving a good power-to-weight ratio with its lightweight coachwork and blade wings. A further feature of the car is that it possesses a Jones & Shipman overhead valve conversion which gives the engine good bottom-end torque. This does not help much towards speed, but does make hill climbing easier, not having to change gear so often. The polished aluminium body is correct, as are the polished wheel discs and bench seating.
Peter Card – 2015