The iconic cars of the Cowley factory

James Batchelor
The iconic cars of the Cowley factory
The iconic cars of the Cowley factory

Britain should rightly be proud of Plant Oxford. As British success stories go, Plant Oxford – or Cowley as it has traditionally been known – joins a patchwork quilt of modern-day success stories made up of Nissan's Sunderland plant, Toyota's Burnaston facility and Honda's Swindon factory

The story began with the Morris Oxford 'Bullnose' back in 1913 - a car most notable for its bullnose-styled radiator and the fact it helped to bring affordable motoring to the masses.