<B>1934 Morgan Family Three-Wheeler</b><br />Chassis no. D-1023 <br />Engine no. MX/781

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Lot 462
1934 Morgan Family Three-Wheeler
Coachwork to Super Sports style (see text)

Sold for US$ 31,360 inc. premium
1934 Morgan Family Three-Wheeler
Coachwork to Super Sports style (see text)

Former UK Registration No. ANF 64

Chassis no. D-1023
Engine no. MX/781

998cc V-Twin Air-Cooled, Matchless Engine
Single Side Draft Carburetor
32bhp
3-Speed Transmission
Sliding Pillar Front Suspension Swing Axle Rear
2-Wheel Brakes

*Iconic British Sports Car
*Long time US car
*One of a number of 3 wheelers in the collection


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Frank Spain's collection brings together so many different chapters of the development of the automobile including a variety of three wheeled motorcars, such as the 1899 Knox and the remarkable Tritan Pizza delivery vehicle. Both may perhaps be considered as experimental; this is not. The cornerstone of the Morgan brand, they represent an incredible performance car based on the simplest power to weight ratios and the distribution of that power. They were very successful in their day- so much so that in recent years Morgan started making them once again.

Bonhams is grateful to Dennis Glavis and Duncan Charlton who have assisted with the research of this car. From their information, they have been able to confirm that the Morgan was delivered new as a Family MX model, a novel two-seater with two extra child seats over the rear wheel introduced in the late teens. It was dispatched from the Works on March 29th, 1934 to Colmore, Manchester. This location of delivery ties in with the 'ANF' prefix to its license plate which was issued in the Manchester region on the UK.

The car is known to have been in the USA since at least the late 1970s, when it was the property of Cleveland, Ohio based Morgan enthusiast Anthony 'Tony' Gayoso. According to the small file of documents with it, the car was sold from the estate of Mr. Gayoso eighteen years ago at the end of April 2001 to a Mr. Thomas Wanner of Strongsville, Ohio. Frank Spain acquired it two years later from Wanner. It is believed that Gayoso was responsible for converting the car to its more desirable 'Super Sports' body, but that otherwise under this skin, the Morgan retains its original MX series engine and running gear. On Mr. Gayoso's death the car was acquired in 2001 by Thomas A. Wanner another Ohio resident. Frank Spain acquired the car in 2003.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, this vehicle is titled under the model year 1933.
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<B>1934 Morgan Family Three-Wheeler</b><br />Chassis no. D-1023 <br />Engine no. MX/781
<B>1934 Morgan Family Three-Wheeler</b><br />Chassis no. D-1023 <br />Engine no. MX/781
<B>1934 Morgan Family Three-Wheeler</b><br />Chassis no. D-1023 <br />Engine no. MX/781
<B>1934 Morgan Family Three-Wheeler</b><br />Chassis no. D-1023 <br />Engine no. MX/781
<B>1934 Morgan Family Three-Wheeler</b><br />Chassis no. D-1023 <br />Engine no. MX/781
<B>1934 Morgan Family Three-Wheeler</b><br />Chassis no. D-1023 <br />Engine no. MX/781
<B>1934 Morgan Family Three-Wheeler</b><br />Chassis no. D-1023 <br />Engine no. MX/781
<B>1934 Morgan Family Three-Wheeler</b><br />Chassis no. D-1023 <br />Engine no. MX/781
<B>1934 Morgan Family Three-Wheeler</b><br />Chassis no. D-1023 <br />Engine no. MX/781
<B>1934 Morgan Family Three-Wheeler</b><br />Chassis no. D-1023 <br />Engine no. MX/781
<B>1934 Morgan Family Three-Wheeler</b><br />Chassis no. D-1023 <br />Engine no. MX/781
<B>1934 Morgan Family Three-Wheeler</b><br />Chassis no. D-1023 <br />Engine no. MX/781
<B>1934 Morgan Family Three-Wheeler</b><br />Chassis no. D-1023 <br />Engine no. MX/781
<B>1934 Morgan Family Three-Wheeler</b><br />Chassis no. D-1023 <br />Engine no. MX/781
<B>1934 Morgan Family Three-Wheeler</b><br />Chassis no. D-1023 <br />Engine no. MX/781
<B>1934 Morgan Family Three-Wheeler</b><br />Chassis no. D-1023 <br />Engine no. MX/781
<B>1934 Morgan Family Three-Wheeler</b><br />Chassis no. D-1023 <br />Engine no. MX/781
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