Property of a deceased's estate,1938 Morgan Super Sports  Chassis no. D1856 Engine no. MX4 924
Lot 342
1938 Morgan Super Sports
Registration no. FKF 525 Chassis no. D1856 Engine no. MX4 924
Sold for £40,250 (US$ 64,979) inc. premium

Lot Details
Property of a deceased's estate,1938 Morgan Super Sports  Chassis no. D1856 Engine no. MX4 924 Property of a deceased's estate,1938 Morgan Super Sports  Chassis no. D1856 Engine no. MX4 924 Property of a deceased's estate,1938 Morgan Super Sports  Chassis no. D1856 Engine no. MX4 924 Property of a deceased's estate,1938 Morgan Super Sports  Chassis no. D1856 Engine no. MX4 924 Property of a deceased's estate,1938 Morgan Super Sports  Chassis no. D1856 Engine no. MX4 924 Property of a deceased's estate,1938 Morgan Super Sports  Chassis no. D1856 Engine no. MX4 924 Property of a deceased's estate,1938 Morgan Super Sports  Chassis no. D1856 Engine no. MX4 924 Property of a deceased's estate,1938 Morgan Super Sports  Chassis no. D1856 Engine no. MX4 924
Property of a deceased's estate
1938 Morgan Super Sports
Registration no. FKF 525
Chassis no. D1856
Engine no. MX4 924

Footnotes

  • Its superior power-to-weight ratio enabled H F S Morgan's humble, three-wheeled cyclecar to outperform many a larger engined four-wheeler, and its maker was not slow to capitalise on his creation's competition potential. A Gold Medal in the 1911 London-Exeter-London Reliability Trial with Morgan himself driving was followed by victory in the inaugural cyclecar race at Brooklands the following year, Harry Martin taking the chequered flag three minutes ahead of the field. Racetrack successes led directly to road-going spin-off in the form of the Grand Prix model, introduced for 1914. The first Aero sports model, inspired by the Grand Prix, followed immediately after WWI. Subsequent technological developments included the fitting of front brakes, operated by hand lever, from 1924 and the adoption of a new chassis - the M-type - on the new Super Sports model in 1928. This new chassis was some 2½" lower than its predecessor and undoubtedly helped Morgans trounce the opposition at the New Cyclecar Club's meeting at Brooklands later that year.

    Competition from small sports cars forced the adoption of a conventional three-speeds-and-reverse gearbox in 1931, the last two-speed model leaving the factory within a couple of years. A more refined version ¬- the F4, with 8hp Ford Model Y four-cylinder power unit - appeared soon after, later forming the basis of the first four-wheeled Morgan. From the mid 1930s onwards, Morgan three-wheelers, like George Brough's superlative motorcycles, were fitted with Matchless v-twin engines in preference to those from JAP, and for the three-wheeler enthusiast for whom high performance remained top priority, the Matchless-powered Super Sports was the model of choice.

    Representing the 1930s Morgan three-wheeler in its ultimate specification - powered by the water-cooled, overhead-valve, Matchless MX4 engine - this 'matching numbers' Super Sports comes with a letter from the factory stating that it was supplied new via one of its dealers – Colmer Depot in Manchester – in November 1938. The lady vendor's late husband purchased the Morgan from Brian Verrall in 1994. Restored while in his ownership, 'FKF 525' has been extensively rallied over the last 20 years, attending events in France, Germany and Belgium. In June 1999 the car took part in the Brooklands Glorious Day Out meeting and later that year was featured in the Morgan Sports Car Club's magazine, Miscellany. Presented in generally very good running and driving condition, 'FKF 525' was last used around a year ago and should require only the minimum of re-commissioning before returning to the road. There are numerous bills of file for servicing and maintenance, and the car also comes with old/current V5/V5C documents, assorted correspondence, a quantity of old tax discs, recently expired MoT (June 2013), an original handbook, Matchless handbook and copy 'Book of the Morgan'.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note the car has recently been started easily.
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12% from £50,001 of the Hammer Price

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£13.00 + VAT per day per motorcycle
combination
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There after
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