Lot 1941


c.1929 Morris Leon Bollee MLB12 Truck
Reg. no. Unknown
Chassis no. Unknown
Engine no. Unknown
William Morris bought the historic motor business from the widow of Leon Bollee based in Le Mans in the 1920s but sadly failed to make a commercial success of the venture and sold up after five years. The MLB12 with a Hotchkiss engine, was the most successful model and a number of chassis\' continued to be sold throughout the 1920s and 1930s for both car and business use. This very original example was supplied new to the Loire area and in the 1950s it resided in La Chartre (the town where the Aston Martin Le Mans team stayed). It was then preserved in the cave of a vineyard and recently was driven for the first time in 40 years, hence the four new tyres. This truck presumably was converted from a car, although pick ups were also built from new on MLB chassis\'.

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