Morris Cowley Bullnose
(1915 to 1920)
|Production||1915–1920 1400 approx made|
|Body and chassis|
|Engine||1495 cc Continental Type U|
|Successor||Morris Cowley (1919 model)|
The original Cowley, introduced in 1915, was a larger engined (1495cc against 1018cc) longer wider and better equipped version of the first Morris Oxford capable of carrying a four-passenger body that featured the same "Bullnose" radiator. To reduce the price many components were brought in from United States suppliers which proved cheaper than their UK equivalents. The 1495 cc, side valve, four cylinder engine was by Continental and the three speed gearbox by Detroit. Supplies of these components was badly affected by World War I.
The suspension used semi elliptic leaf springs at the front and three quarter elliptics at the rear.
The last example of the model, using up the original engine supply, was made in 1920.