Lot 393 - 1985 Morgan 4/4
|Odometer reading||27,864 miles|
|Estimate||£18,000 - £24,000|
With its 1950 Plus 4, Morgan moved upmarket in size, weight, power, and price. The British manufacturer realized it might lose some potential customers but was happy to live with the situation for awhile. By mid-decade, though, the Plus 4 had become more potent, and Morgan felt it should again field a lower-power car. This explains the revival of the Morgan 4/4, though it was completely different from the car that carried that title during 1935-50. In fact, the new 4/4 was closely related to the Plus 4. The main difference was engines, purchased from Ford instead of Triumph. Gearboxes were now in unit with the engine but the rock-hard ride; crude weather protection (including removable side curtains), vintage styling, and ultra-low driving position were all still there. The reborn 4/4 has been around for more than 30 years now and shows no signs of dying away. Like other Morgan's, it's always had the same chassis design, body construction and styling, a kind of technological time warp that customers keep coming back for nevertheless. Morgan builds old-fashioned cars the old-fashioned way and things like that just won't be hurried.
This example, presented in silver, has been restored by it previous fastidious owner. With a comprehensive history enclosed, the general condition is very good throughout with the forest green interior particularly so. Supplied with full all-weather equipment, this most classic of shapes starts when asked and runs well. The history file encompasses a UK registration document, a current MoT test certificate valid until January, 2015, numerous old test certificates and the original owners manual. The epitome of the English sportscar.
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