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1960 Morgan 4/4
Lot No.: 373
Registration: UUT 876
Chassis Number: A644
Engine Number: 120EB41840
Number of cylinders: 4
Year of Manufacture: 1960
Estimate (£): 18,000 - 22,000
(+buyer’s premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)
Of all the classic British post-war roadsters produced, no other car is quite as distinctive and easily recognised as a Morgan and particularly the 4/4 with its, nearly, eighty years of presence on our roads. The 4/4 name indicated that this model had 4 wheels and 4 cylinders and the general appearance of the car hasn't altered much in all those years. With a simple and strong drive train, agile handling and a truly visceral, sporting ride quality, driving a well-sorted Morgan is regularly grin (and occasionally grimace) inducing. Its timeless styling never fails to turn heads and generate appreciation, strange when you think they have been around forever, and they are perennial favourites at shows and touring events.
This particular 4/4 has been lovingly restored by one of its previous owners. Finished in Red with a Cream leather interior and traditional wooden dashboard, the car was stripped down to the bare chassis and rebuilt from the ash frame upwards. The interior is particularly impressive with quilted leather trim, brown carpets edged in cream, a bespoke polished dashboard and a Moto-Lita woodrim wheel. The ohv Ford engine was cleaned, tuned and the ancillaries replaced and, at the same time, a new wiring loom was fitted and the braking system renewed. Finally, a new stainless steel exhaust was fabricated giving the car a superb 'raspy' exhaust note
This beautiful little car has obviously been restored to suit someone's personal tastes and represents a wonderful opportunity to own one of Malvern's finest. Supplied with a UK V5c, this is surely one of the best value classics money can buy!