1927-34 Cowley / 1935 Twelve Four

Introduction

This model, as with the contemporary Oxford, featured a new design chassis and suspension, with modified braking and steering and was introduced as a basic variant to complement the Oxford model. The “flatnose” Cowley enjoyed a long production run, during which there were a number of changes in specification and engine options. For the 1935 season, the Cowley name was dropped and the model named as a Twelve-Four, reflecting a change by Morris Motors to a naming convention based on engine horsepower rating and cylinders.

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1926 (1927 Model) Cowley (Photo – Doug Townsend)

1927-34 Cowley

1927 2
seater
4
seater
tourer
Coupé Saloon
(fixed head)
Commercial
traveller’s
saloon
Engine:  1548cc, 4 cylinder, side valve, 11.9hp(RAC)
Hotchkiss type. (1931 van – 1802cc, 4 cylinder, side
valve, 13.9hp(RAC) Hotchkiss type)
Clutch: two cork insert
plates running in oil.
Gear Box: 3 speed.
Ignition: magneto.
1928
1929 Saloon (fixed head & sliding head)
1930
1931
1932 Engine: 1932 all models, 1933 export cars, vans, 1934 vans – 1802cc, 4 cylinder, side valve, 13.9hp(RAC). 1933-34 cars -1548cc, 4 cylinder, side valve, 11.9hp(RAC).
Clutch: two cork insert plates running in oil.
Gear Box: 3 speed.
Ignition: coil.
1933
1934

1935 Twelve-Four

1935

Saloon
(fixed head &
sliding head)
Engine: 1548cc, 4 cylinder, side valve, 11.9hp(RAC)
Clutch: two cork insert plates running in oil.
Gear Box: 3 speed.
Ignition: coil.

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02 Mar 13