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Morris owner celebrates 100 years of the magical car

BILL Young is one of 10 people in the world to own a rare 1927 Morris Garage 14/28.

The Habana resident and car enthusiast had hoped to drive his prized possession, named "Monty", down to Canberra for the centenary celebrations of Morris cars later this week, but a problem with a rear axle made that impossible.

Mr Young also owns a 1926 Morris Cowley, but driving that to Canberra would be difficult, as it can only get up to 50kmh, he says.

The Morris Garage (MG) can make it to 80kmh, and is less problematic on the highways.

There is no doubt Mr Young loves Morris cars.

He said he'd owned six since the 1960s.

Bill Young with his 1927 Morris Garage 14/28 won’t be able to make the trip to Canberra to celebrate 100 years of Morris Cars.
Bill Young with his 1927 Morris Garage 14/28 won’t be able to make the trip to Canberra to celebrate 100 years of Morris Cars. Lee Constable

"Virtually my first car was a Morris," he said.

Mr Young bought the extremely rare 1927 MG about eight years ago.

"It's the most unusual car," he said. "The opportunity to buy them came up ... I bought it because it was available."

Mr Young and his wife Lesley drove it to Goondiwindi for a rally three years ago, when something went wrong with the axle.

Unfortunately, it's been off the road ever since and couldn't go to Canberra for the rally.

Mr Young said repairing old cars was not a very expensive hobby.

"If you do it by yourself it's not expensive," he said.

"And a lot of the parts you can create yourself."

Luckily, his wife also shares her husband's love of cars.

Even when he asked her to wear a garbage bag when it rained through a leaky hood on their trip to Goondiwindi.

"We enjoy it together," Mrs Young said.

"It's amazing. It's a very, very slow way of travelling and you get to see much more of everything."

Morris cars aren't Mr Young's only passion.

He also owns a 1934 Lagonda Rapier Supreme four-light sedan and a 1934 Lagonda Rapier Abbott Tourer.

MORRIS CARS

  •  First car from William Morris was an Oxford "bullnose" in 1913-1914
  •  The Oxford has 1018cc four-cylinder side-valve engine

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