20-21 January 2011



Lot 101

1969 Morgan 4/4 Roadster

Sold For Confidential Amount

95.5 bhp, 1,599 cc ohv inline four-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, independent coil spring sliding pillar front suspension, underslung live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 96"

- Well-preserved original car
- Well documented

This Morgan has been in single-family ownership since the mid-1980s. It was regularly maintained and driven, and receipts for work done on the car remain in the file. By the late 1980s, it had accumulated only about 36,000 miles; the odometer still shows barely 40,000, believed to be correct.

The car comes with a thick binder of documentation, including Morgan Owners Club correspondence, general information about Morgans, service records and, most importantly, a 1985 letter from the Morgan factory, indicating that it was delivered new to the London agent Basil Roy, Limited, for one Mr. J.S. Brant. A left-hand drive model, it was finished in Orange Chrome and equipped with wire wheels, tonneau cover, luggage carrier and bonnet strap.

It remains in very, very original condition. Some cosmetic work was done many years ago, including the current repaint in yellow. The interior is original, the seat upholstery is well-used but without tears or wear marks. The wood dashboard is unblemished in matte varnish, and the wood-rim steering wheel has an enviable patina. The engine bay is totally unrestored, with surface rust showing in some areas. The car retains its rear luggage carrier, rear-mounted spare, wire wheels and bonnet strap, as well as a center-mounted Lucas fog light. It has front and rear bumpers. There are various cosmetic imperfections as one would expect of such an original yet beautifully patinated car.

An original car that is remarkably well preserved, this 4/4 could be the start of a wonderful, solid restoration. One of the nicest original Morgans we’ve seen, it craves a loving owner to restore its original glory.

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