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Lot 636: 1935 Morgan F4 Roadster

Collectors' Motor Cars, Bonhams (10 September 2005)

H F S Morganís first three-wheeler of 1910 coincided with an upsurge of interest in cyclecars. Of simple construction with front-mounted motorcycle engine and two-speed chain transmission, the Morgan was light, fast, and economical to run. V-twin engines from a wide variety of manufacturers were employed, though those from J A Prestwich predominated. Competition from small sportscars forced the adoption of a three-speeds-and-reverse gearbox in 1931, the last two-speed model leaving the factory the following year. A more refined version the F4 with 8hp Ford Model Y four-cylinder power unit appeared soon after, later forming the basis of the first four-wheeled Morgan. The F4 three-wheeler was last catalogued in 1950. This Morgan F4 was acquired by the Eric Houseley Collection around 18-20 years ago and used as daily transport in the summer months. Described as a ďgood, reliable, fun carĒ, it is offered without documents.

Lot Details
Auction Collectors' Motor Cars
Bonhams, Beaulieu Autojumble, National Motor Museum, Hampshire
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number636
Estimate£2500-£4000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£5500
Hammer Price (inc premium)£6325
Year1935
Condition rating
Registration numberWSU 213
Mileage-
Chassis number
Engine number00E931184
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors