1961 Morgan Plus 4 Roadster  Chassis no. 4796 Engine no. 81633

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Lot 63
A beautifully presented example
1961 MORGAN PLUS 4 ROADSTER

Sold for US$ 40,700 inc. premium
1961 Morgan Plus 4 Roadster

Chassis no. 4796
Engine no. 81633

2,138cc OHV Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
2 SU Carburetors
101bhp at 4,600rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Front and Rear Leaf Spring Suspension
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Classic example of Morgan's most popular model
*Original New York City, Fergus Motors supplied
*Original left hand drive
*Desirable two-seat configuration



THE MORGAN PLUS 4

Introduced in 1950, the Standard Vanguard-engined Plus 4 represented a major step forward in the evolution of the Morgan sports car. Although the traditional chassis layout was retained - what else would one expect from Morgan? – the frame underwent extensive alteration, gaining in both wheelbase and track dimensions while being considerably strengthened. The centrally mounted Moss gearbox was carried over from the 4/4. A few years later – in 1953 – Morgan began the process of updating the car's appearance. With supplies of the old flat-fronted radiator and separate headlamps coming to an end, Morgan opted for a front-end makeover that would eventually produce the rounded radiator cowl appearance that Morgan retains today.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

A beautifully presented example this attractive sporting Morgan is confirmed on a copy of a chassis record document from the factory to have been delivered new to the American market. The car was dispatched from the works on April 19, 1961 to left hand drive configuration and with engine number 81633.

One of the more prominent agents for Morgan were Fergus Motors of New York, who Morgan confirm that they supplied the car to. Interestingly and unusually, today it still retains an original Fergus Imported Cars supply plate, listing it as stock number 22906.

Its subsequent history is not recorded, but very clearly in recent years it has undergone a fine cosmetic restoration, putting it into the appealing modern paint scheme of silver grey. At the same time, to provide a little more comfort on the road its seats have been updated to a more commodious and sturdy form and these refinished in burgundy.

Reportedly running and driving well, these cars are consistently reliable mounts for road tours and club events.
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1961 Morgan Plus 4 Roadster  Chassis no. 4796 Engine no. 81633
1961 Morgan Plus 4 Roadster  Chassis no. 4796 Engine no. 81633
1961 Morgan Plus 4 Roadster  Chassis no. 4796 Engine no. 81633
1961 Morgan Plus 4 Roadster  Chassis no. 4796 Engine no. 81633
1961 Morgan Plus 4 Roadster  Chassis no. 4796 Engine no. 81633
1961 Morgan Plus 4 Roadster  Chassis no. 4796 Engine no. 81633
1961 Morgan Plus 4 Roadster  Chassis no. 4796 Engine no. 81633
1961 Morgan Plus 4 Roadster  Chassis no. 4796 Engine no. 81633
1961 Morgan Plus 4 Roadster  Chassis no. 4796 Engine no. 81633
1961 Morgan Plus 4 Roadster  Chassis no. 4796 Engine no. 81633
1961 Morgan Plus 4 Roadster  Chassis no. 4796 Engine no. 81633
1961 Morgan Plus 4 Roadster  Chassis no. 4796 Engine no. 81633
1961 Morgan Plus 4 Roadster  Chassis no. 4796 Engine no. 81633
1961 Morgan Plus 4 Roadster  Chassis no. 4796 Engine no. 81633
1961 Morgan Plus 4 Roadster  Chassis no. 4796 Engine no. 81633
1961 Morgan Plus 4 Roadster  Chassis no. 4796 Engine no. 81633
1961 Morgan Plus 4 Roadster  Chassis no. 4796 Engine no. 81633
1961 Morgan Plus 4 Roadster  Chassis no. 4796 Engine no. 81633
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