Lot 4
1964 Morgan 4/4


Selling on Wednesday


• Traditional sports car in the great British tradition
• Low-mileage original car with original leather interior
• Folding top, side curtains and tonneau cover

1,498cc 116E Ford OHV inline four-cylinder engine, 65 HP, four-speed Moss manual gearbox, sliding-pillar front suspension with coil springs, solid rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf spring suspension, hydraulically-assisted Girling front disc and rear drum brakes; wheelbase: 96”

Ever the traditional builder of handmade sports cars, the Morgan Motor Company defies modern technology and unabashedly continues to build the Morgan 4/4 in an analog spirit. Indeed, the Morgan 4/4 has been produced continuously by the Morgan Motor Company since 1936. Apart from a mandatory shutdown during World War II, and the period of March 1951 to September 1955, the 4/4 has been in continuous production from its debut right up to the present day. It was Morgan's first car with four wheels, the name indicating that the model has four wheels and four cylinders. Earlier Morgan cars had been three-wheelers, typically with V-twin engines. Remarkably, a brand-new Morgan 4/4 looks recognizably the same as the 1936 original. The ever-lengthy waiting list for a new 4/4 is a testament to the enduring popularity it has enjoyed over the decades and has not faded.

The 4/4 presented here is a Series V, introduced in February 1963. The Series V features a 1,498cc version of the inline four-cylinder engine found in the Ford Cortina mated to a four-speed manual gearbox with Girling front disc brakes and rear drum brakes. A total of 639 Series V cars were produced before production ceased in March of 1968. This handsome Morgan 4/4 is believed by the consignor to have less than 20,000 miles since new and drives like a low-mileage car should. It appears to have been repainted at some point and presents well, however the interior is still the original, showing its age with a charming patina. All gauges, lights and the heater are all reported to be in working order, making this classic Morgan a pleasure to operate. Accompanying the car are the side curtains, folding top and tonneau cover. Full of old-world charm and character, this traditional Morgan 4/4 is simply a delight to look at and drive.