1930 Morgan Super Sports Roadster  Chassis no. M341 Engine no. to be advised

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Lot 152
1930 Morgan Super Sports Roadster
Registration no. WE 9980 Chassis no. M341 Engine no. to be advised

Sold for £ 20,240 (US$ 25,348) inc. premium
1930 Morgan Super Sports Roadster
Registration no. WE 9980
Chassis no. M341
Engine no. to be advised
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 2.5" lower than its predecessor and undoubtedly helped Morgans trounce the opposition at the New Cyclecar Club's meeting at Brooklands later that year. In 1931 a conventional three-speeds-plus-reverse gearbox was introduced, the old two-speed transmission disappearing soon after. Today, the early two-speed Super Sports model, with its distinctive 'beetle-back' coachwork and spare wheel carried atop the tail, is among the most sought after of all Morgan three-wheelers.
This example has the 1,096cc JAP 'LTOW' competition engine installed. The vehicle was purchased by Edwin C Jameson in 1976 and comes with the relevant bill of sale. An un-completed restoration - items not currently fitted include the wings, dashboard, exhaust pipes and steering wheel - it is offered with three boxes of assorted spare parts, old-style continuation logbook and Swansea V5 registration document.
1930 Morgan Super Sports Roadster  Chassis no. M341 Engine no. to be advised
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