Lot 243 - 1950 Morgan 4/4 Drophead Coupé by Ellis Brothers

Lot 243 - 1950 Morgan 4/4 Drophead Coupé by Ellis Brothers

Lot 243 - 1950 Morgan 4/4 Drophead Coupé by Ellis Brothers

Lot Number 243
Registration LFJ 46
Chassis Number 1912
Engine Number Q595E
Odometer reading 23,692 miles
Result Sold - £11,200

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 model. In 1950, the new Plus 4 appeared, with a 2,088cc Standard (later Triumph) engine producing 68bhp and delivering an 85mph top speed. The Plus 4 also featured a stiffer frame, improved front suspension, and Girling hydraulic brakes. Three bodystyles were offered: the two-seater, the four-seater, and the drophead coupé. 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.

This is a rare example of this British classic with coachwork by Ellis Brothers in Newton Abbot and is believed to be one of only three built with drophead coupé bodywork by City Garage in Exeter. It is presented in red with a black interior and black hood. Showing lovely patina throughout, the car comes with a large history file and its original buff logbook. The first owner had the car for some 50 years and although this pretty sports car runs and drives, it will want re-commissioning as it has been stored for few years.

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