Lot 187 - 2000 Morgan 4/4 Lowline
|Odometer reading||19,500 miles|
|Estimate||£17,000 - £22,000|
|Result||Sold - £21,280|
- Two owners from new
- Desirable Lowline body
Introduced in 1936, the Morgan Plus 4 was the Morgan Motor Company's first car with four wheels, 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. 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 with its engine capacity increased from the 1122cc and Coventry Climax engine in 1936, to a 1.8 litre Ford engine by 2004. 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, Morgan have ensured this car is as popular today as it has ever been.
Originally ordered by the first owner with the factory in 1993, he had to wait six years for this 4/4 with Lowline body. Finally he received his Morgan in 2000 and since its delivery, this motorcar has had no expense spared with a fully documented and comprehensive service history. Presented in Indigo blue, it was sold to its second and current owner by Historics in 2014 who has continued to have the car serviced regularly and upgraded the shock absorbers to Rutherford Avo adjustables before adding spotlights. The original specification sheet is included along with all original sales literature which details the optional extras such as the Lowline body and chrome wire wheels, stone Autocalf leather seats, luggage rack and Waxoyl from new.
Both the previous and current vendors inform us that the car has always been garaged therefore rarely seen inclement weather; however a tonneau cover is included just in case. Offered with a current MoT test certificate valid until March February 2019, the vast majority of previous MoT certificates are also included to certify the low mileage. The Morgan is considered by many to be the quintessential British sports car and this low mileage example has clearly been well maintained with excellent supporting history.
Previous lotLot 186 - 1982 Mercedes-Benz SL 380
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