Lot 262 - 1979 Morgan 4/4

Lot 262 - 1979 Morgan 4/4

Lot 262 - 1979 Morgan 4/4

Lot Number 262
Registration CAX 999V
Chassis Number B.4427
Engine Number 8M19-A2833
Odometer reading 14,285 miles
Result Sold

With its 1950 Plus 4, Morgan moved upmarket in size, weight, power and price. The British manufacturer realised it might lose some potential customers but was happy to live with the situation for a while. 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 1935-1950. In fact, the new 4/4 was closely related to the Plus 4. The main difference was engines, purchased from Ford instead of Triumph. The re-born 4/4 began production in 1956 and ran all the way through until 2018. Like other Morgans, it always had the same chassis design, body construction and styling, a kind of technological time warp that customers keep coming back for. Morgan built old-fashioned cars the old-fashioned way and vehicles of that nature just won't be hurried.

This particular example wears its 44 years with pride and our vendor reports it is a joy to drive. Presented in Old English White with a tan interior, the paintwork is in overall good condition, with a few age-related marks which are to be expected through proper use over the years. The car is understood to have covered a total mileage of circa 66,000, in the history file there is document from Tim Packer Limited, Morgan specialists denoting a speedometer change in June 1996, at which time the odometer read 51,000 miles, the car has covered less than 15,000 miles since. Our vendor has cared for the car well during his 17 year ownership, having a new water pump, thermostat and auxiliary drive belt fitted in May 2018. Following that, the carburettor was rebuilt and a manual choke was fitted in July 2020. Most recently, the car underwent some structural works on the chassis in May 2023, to ensure an MoT test certificate could be obtained, despite the fact the car is now tax and MoT exempt due to its age. The car comes to auction with V5C registration document, MoT test certificate valid until June 2024, various invoices, a spare exhaust back box, tonneau and side screens.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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