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Homepage. This page: A RHD Mors automobile, photographed outside a large hotel somewhere in the UK.

Mors tourer.

A little asking around confirmed that the vintage motor-car in this photo is a French Mors tourer, built circa 1911 or 1912, and is probably an example of the Mors NX. A hatted gentleman is behind the wheel of this RHD car, with a young lad alongside. His mother, and his sister no doubt, are ensconced in the Mors' rear compartment. The only forward illumination on this example was courtesy of two scuttle-mounted lamps. The toolbox on the car's running board has been joined by a 2-gallon Shell Motor Spirit fuel tin, and an RAC members' badge is fitted just ahead of the windscreen.
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A vintage Mors car
The Mors was a French-built car, built by the company founded by Monsieur …mile Mors. In 1897 they were already heavily involved in the early motor racing scene, regularly battling wheel-to-wheel with rival companies' products such as those built by Panhard. Racing continued until 1908. It was in that year that Andrť CitroŽn took over the running of the firm. Citroen bought the company outright in 1925, ceasing production of the Mors and enabling Citroen to increase production of their own vehicles.
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