Lot 244 - 1938 Morgan 4-4 Drophead Coupé (Series I)

Lot 244 - 1938 Morgan 4-4 Drophead Coupé (Series I)

Lot 244 - 1938 Morgan 4-4 Drophead Coupé (Series I)

Lot Number 244
Registration FGO 10
Chassis Number 711
Engine Number MA802
Estimate £18,000 - £24,000

The Morgan Motor Company, a famously family-owned company, was founded in 1910 by Henry Frederick Stanley Morgan in Malvern, Worcestershire. The early cars were two-seat or four-seat, three-wheelers with four-wheelers coming later in 1936. The first being the 4-4 (later changed to 4/4), four wheels and four cylinders and used a1172cc Coventry Climax engine with 'Overhead Side Valve' intake and exhaust. The price at the time was £195 and it had a top speed of around 80mph.

With just 41 drophead coupés made, this 'flat-rad' example was used regularly and cherished by the husband and wife team, active members of the Morgan Owners Club. Originally delivered to a Morgan dealership in Camberwell, it quickly sold to Mr. Pearson who in turn sold it on to Robert James of Tonbridge, Kent. In 1973, it passed to the vendor for £240 and that is where it has been looked after ever since, some 40 years ago. Buff logbook and wartime petrol coupons exist to substantiate this time-line. Apart from the addition of modern indicators and a water pump, this presents in extremely original condition and has recently been the subject of a re-spray with any body-work replaced or repaired as necessary as well as the fitting of a very welcome alternator. Running well and sporting a full one year MoT test certificate as well as the desirable flat radiator, this charming example is certainly a rarity.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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