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Morris Commercial Cars
Predecessor EG. Wrigley and Company
Founded 1924
Founder(s) William Morris
Headquarters Birmingham, United Kingdom
Products trucks
Morris Commercials RAF truck

An early Morris commercial truck, Model (unknown ?) ex RAF fitted with box body, seen at Sandbach Transport Festival 2008

Morris Delivery van NDD 450 at Lymswold - P7270157

A Morris Type J delivery van at Lymswold show 2008

Morris Commercial Cars Limited was a United Kingdom manufacturer of commercial vehicles founded by William Morris, who was also the founder of the Morris Motor Company.

HistoryEdit

The company was founded in 1924 when Morris bought the assets of EG. Wrigley and Company after it went into receivership late in 1923. Wrigley was a manufacturer of Gears, tools and had also built a car. A small number of commercial vehicle variants of Morris cars were built previously at the Morris plant at Cowley, Oxford, but with the newly acquired plant in Foundry lane, Soho, Birmingham serious commercial vehicle production began.

In 1932 the company moved a few miles across Birmingham to Adderley Park.

In 1936 Morris sold the company to Morris Motors Limited[1]. The use of the Morris Commercial brand name continued until 1968[1] when British Motor Holdings (BMC), by then the parent of Austin and Morris, merged with the Leyland Motor Corporation to form the British Leyland Motor Corporation.

VehiclesEdit

Morris MRA reg HSK 124 at Donington 09 - IMG 6114small

A Morris MRA 1 ton (4x4) truck at Donington Park CV show in 2009

Preserved ModelsEdit

The odd Morris is seen at the various Steam rallies and Steam Fairs that feature commercial vehicle line-ups.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Article based on Wikipedia article.

  1. 1.0 1.1 "MSS.226/MC Morris Commercial Cars Ltd. 1924-1968". A Summary Description of the Papers of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust.

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