1927 Morris Cowley Flatnose 'Simplified' Two-Seater & Dickey Convertible
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The Simplified Cowley… Extremely rare in the UK - this car came from Australia with Australian coachwork and was originally flat packed to Australia for assembly...
In 1927-8 William Morris returned briefly to a previously unsuccessful sales idea, that of additionally offering a basic no frills Cowley without the optional extras.
This was known as the “Simplified” or “Plain” Cowley. These cars came without front brakes, shock absorbers, spring gaitors, headlights, temperature gauge, clock, speedometer, wipers, horn or rear view mirror. The saving was a whole £11.50 and you could only have a blue one in 1927 or a grey one in 1928. You can guess that this one was - and is - one of the blue ones being a 1927 car!
The bodywork actually makes provision for sleeping in the car by removing the front seat back in order to stretch out with driver and passenger feet into the Dickey seat area, so it is not strictly a dickey but could easily be converted. The thinking is that if one was caught out in the Australian bush, two people could easily sleep in the car overnight.
As you can see, the car has lights - but much simplified by the brakeless front axle and no shock absorbers
Much history. Being prepared for sale now