<B>1963 MORGAN 4/4 SERIES IV TWO SEATER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. B1243<BR />Engine no. 2323

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Lot 103
1963 MORGAN 4/4 SERIES IV TWO SEATER

Sold for US$ 42,900 inc. premium
1963 MORGAN 4/4 SERIES IV TWO SEATER

Chassis no. B1243
Engine no. 2323

1,340cc OHV 4-Cylinder Engine
Single Carburetor
54bhp at 4,900rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Sliding-Pillar Front Suspension – Live Rear Axle
Front Disc - Rear Drum Brakes

*One of just 114 fourth-series examples produced
* Single ownership for 50 years
* Books and good maintenance file
* Epitome of Morgan motoring


THE MORGAN 4/4

An island of constancy in an automotive sea of change, the Morgan Motor Company looks set to continue building its unique Vintage-style cars well into the 21st Century. Indeed, the Morgan 4/4 is the world's longest running production vehicle, today's version being recognizably the same car as its 1936 forebear and none the worse for that as the ever-lengthy waiting list would seem to confirm. After formative years spent in the drawing office of the Great Western Railway, engineer H F S Morgan progressed to automobile manufacture, showing his first three-wheeled car at Olympia in 1910.

The first four-wheeled, four-seater Morgan appeared in 1936 powered by Coventry Climax's 1,122cc, four-cylinder, inlet-over-exhaust engine. Two years later a special Climax-engined sports model competed at Le Mans, qualifying for the Biennial Cup. A special Standard 1,267cc overhead-valve four-cylinder engine was introduced for the 1939 season and would continue to power the 4/4 model to 1950. Reintroduced with Ford 100E power in 1955 after a five-year hiatus, the 4/4 was regularly updated with more modern engines and currently is powered by the 1.6-liter Ford Sigma unit.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

The absolute picture of what a post-war Morgan might conjure in anyone's mind, this tidily presented example is finished in the ever popular and most appropriate livery of British Racing Green, and with hard wearing black interior trim. The car comes to market following a remarkable full 50 years in single ownership from 1966.

With the exception of a respray and a recovered seat back the car is highly. It still wears its original top and tonneau cover. Under the hood reveals a totally unmolested engine bay complete with factory painted makings on the bell housing. This fine example has covered less than 33,000 miles from new.

An original left hand drive variant, it has spent all of its life on the East Coast, being delivered new through noted Imported Car garage Fergus Motors as new in 1963. Not surprisingly, it has been well documented and comes with a good file of receipts for its decades of maintenance in the same hands, together with handbook and service books.

This handsome British sports car will no doubt provide enjoyable motoring this summer.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this car is titled as a 1966.
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<B>1963 MORGAN 4/4 SERIES IV TWO SEATER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. B1243<BR />Engine no. 2323
<B>1963 MORGAN 4/4 SERIES IV TWO SEATER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. B1243<BR />Engine no. 2323
<B>1963 MORGAN 4/4 SERIES IV TWO SEATER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. B1243<BR />Engine no. 2323
<B>1963 MORGAN 4/4 SERIES IV TWO SEATER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. B1243<BR />Engine no. 2323
<B>1963 MORGAN 4/4 SERIES IV TWO SEATER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. B1243<BR />Engine no. 2323
<B>1963 MORGAN 4/4 SERIES IV TWO SEATER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. B1243<BR />Engine no. 2323
<B>1963 MORGAN 4/4 SERIES IV TWO SEATER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. B1243<BR />Engine no. 2323
<B>1963 MORGAN 4/4 SERIES IV TWO SEATER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. B1243<BR />Engine no. 2323
<B>1963 MORGAN 4/4 SERIES IV TWO SEATER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. B1243<BR />Engine no. 2323
<B>1963 MORGAN 4/4 SERIES IV TWO SEATER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. B1243<BR />Engine no. 2323
<B>1963 MORGAN 4/4 SERIES IV TWO SEATER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. B1243<BR />Engine no. 2323
<B>1963 MORGAN 4/4 SERIES IV TWO SEATER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. B1243<BR />Engine no. 2323
<B>1963 MORGAN 4/4 SERIES IV TWO SEATER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. B1243<BR />Engine no. 2323
<B>1963 MORGAN 4/4 SERIES IV TWO SEATER<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. B1243<BR />Engine no. 2323
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