Lot 143 - 1985 Morgan 4/4

Lot 143 - 1985 Morgan 4/4

Lot 143 - 1985 Morgan 4/4

Lot Number 143
Registration B581 AOD
Chassis Number C6856
Engine Number 24H30-C4747
Odometer reading 59,500 miles
Result Sold - £17,000

The Morgan Plus 4 was Morgan Motor Company's first car with four wheels and was introduced in 1936 following the end of production of the famed three-wheeled motorcycle engine models. Its model designation '4/4' stood for four wheels and four cylinders.

Declared new on the 13th June, this vehicle was supplied by Morgan specialist, Harry Arnold, and has had just two former owners to this day. The car had remained unused in a garage for many years following a poor repair to the water pump drive and on-going family commitments before undergoing restoration to be enjoyed once again in 2012. All works are supported by invoices and included removal of all panels in order to refinish the car to its original colour, as well as a full service of the engine including cambelts and water pump drive, overhaul of the radiator and heater matrix, new shock absorbers, chassis and brakes overhaul, new wire wheels and finishing with an interior overhaul to retain all the original trim and fittings. A new battery was supplied and MoT test carried out and passed before the car was returned to the owner. Sadly, shortly after, the owner became unwell and subsequently passed away.

The Morgan was last purchased in the spring of 2014; however, due to health problems, the new owner now requires something less sporty. The car has been enjoyed immensely at weekends over the past year and courtesy of the current owner, also received a full re-trim of the leather seats.

A well prepared example of Morgan's iconic 4/4; the car presents well and has been used sympathetically over the years. The ash frame is good and tight, with no movement and all systems function as intended. Ready for immediate use and accompanied by a valid MoT test certificate until May 2016; this handsome example comes complete with paperwork, all-weather equipment and the promise of enormous fun...

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