Lot 11 - 1991 Morgan Plus 4 Lowline Two Seater Roadster
|Odometer reading||15,169 miles|
|Estimate||£18,000 - £22,000|
The Morgan Plus 4 was the Morgan Motor Company's first car with four wheels, introduced in 1936 following the end of production of the famed three wheeled motorcycle engine models . Its model designation ""4-4"" (later ""4/4"") stood for four wheels and four cylinders.
Apart from a break during World War II (and the period March 1951 to September 1955) the 4/4 has been in continuous production from its debut right up to the present day and its engine capacity has increased from the 1122cc Coventry Climax engine in 1936 to a 1.8 litre Ford engine by 2004. The Plus 4 is a larger and more powerful version of the Morgan Motor Company's 4/4 model and was made between 1950 and 1969. The model was revived in 1985 and filled the gap between the 4/4 and the Plus 8 until 2000; it was again revived in 2005.
Always a popular choice for sports car enthusiasts across the globe, the combination of the typically British 1930's styling with its flowing wings, modern performance and reliability have ensured the Morgan is as popular today as it ever has been.
J601TBW is a righthand drive UK supplied manual example finished in the appropriate colour combination of connaught green coachwork with tan leather interior and chrome wire wheels. A desirable lowline specification car, this includes wide, low profile wheels, tyres and wide wings giving the car an even sportier stance. The vendor purchased the car from its first owner in March 2008 and it has covered a mere 15,169 miles from new. Whilst the mileage is very low for its year, this Morgan has been comprehensively serviced from day one and a log of the service history below confirms this.
22/2/94 4463 miles - Simpsons of Swindon (10000)
10/5/95 6271 miles - Simpsons of Swindon (15000)
11/5/96 7368 miles - Simpsons of Swindon (20000)
01/09/97 8128 miles - Simpsons of Swindon (25000)
16/06/98 8252 miles - Simpsons of Swindon (30000)
08/06/99 8578 miles - Simpsons of Swindon (35000)
12/06/00 9096 miles - Simpsons of Swindon (40000)
23/01/01 9632 miles - Simpsons of Swindon (45000)
29/04/02 10961 miles - Simpsons of Swindon (including cambelt change)
02/06/03 11198 miles - Simpsons of Swindon
18/05/04 11531 miles - Simpsons of Swindon
31/05/05 11704 miles - Simpsons of Swindon
17/03/06 11790 miles - Simpsons of Swindon
20/04/07 11947 miles - Simpsons of Swindon
16/04/08 12163 miles - Avebury Automotive Services (Major service)
01/03/09 12680 miles - Avebury Automotive Services
02/03/10 13801 miles - Avebury Automotive Services
The history file contains the service booklet, a current MoT road test certificate valid to March 2011, road fund licence valid to May 2011, UK V5 registration and a comprehensive set of photographs taken by Morgan detailing the build history.
The Morgan is considered by many to be the quintessential British sports car and this low mileage example has clearly been well maintained with an excellent supporting history. Presented in a classic colour combination, this modern classic will provide many years of enjoyable open air motoring to its new custodian.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.