1928 Morris Oxford Empire Tourer
The Morris Empire Oxford was designed specifically to be capable of coping with the poor conditions of colonial roads of the time and offering strength and reliability. Some 250 chassis were exported - most going to the Antipodes, although some also went to India and South Africa.
This particular chassis was sent to Australia and fitted with a stylish, sporting 2/4 seater body by Whatmore & Mackintosh of Brisbane. This body is the sole known survivor in this style.
The car is understood to have been in regular use until the early 1950s when it was abandoned underneath a mango tree! Fortunately in 1962, despite some 10 years of neglect, the car was saved, being purchased for $10 Australian Dollars and subsequently being restored and returned to the road. Passing through two further owners the Morris eventually returned to the UK during 2004. At this time it was purchase by a Morris enthusiast who covered many miles both at home and in France with the car proving extremely reliable.
A rare find, this fascinating and stylish Morris remains in good sound order and with its 2.5 litre engine has ample power and good hillclimbing ability.
Full weather equipment is included (hood, side screens and tonneau).
Extensive history and information on the model is supplied in the large file of paperwork provided.
Interestingly this car is the subject of a feature in the Bullnose Morris Club magazine - issue 277 - a copy of which is included. Numerous photographs are also included.
For more information and to arrange an appointment to view please call me on 01420-474919 or 07710-364945
We are located 10 minutes from the A3 at Petersfield.
Viewing strictly by appointment please.