Apr 18, 2017

MORRIS LEON BOLLEE / FRANCE

In 1924 Sir William R.  Morris, the famous founder of the British Morris Motors Ltd,  bought the French LEON BOLLEE factory in Le Mans.  He had the idea to breach the French tariff walls from inside.
The first  Morris Leon Bollee had a 4-cylinder engine made by  Hotchkiss. In 1928 a 3-litre straight -8 was offered. The bodies of the Morris Leon Bollee were all made in France and were considerably more attractive than their British counterparts.


flat emblem  mounted on a 1932 radiator shell


Dimensions 5.0 cm
Year1925- 1932
Estimate




reverse without makers mark


1932 radiator shell still missing the emblem


the first years the emblem was vaulted
For more beautiful car and truck emblems see older posts or top right  ( list of car makers ).

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