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Lot 395: 1974 Morgan PLUS 8

Auto Moto D'Epoca, Coys (19 November 2005)

The Morgan Motor Co. was founded in 1910 by H. F. S. Morgan, with great encouragement from his father, the Rev. Prebendary H. G. Morgan; it is still being run by direct descendants of these two gentlemen, methods of assembly not having changed a great deal, as Sir John Harveylones discovered recently! The first cars were 3 wheelers, and Morgans remained faithful to this lay-out until 1939. However, they bowed to the inevitable, and in 1936 reluctantly added a fourth wheel, the result initially being fitted with a Ford 10 engine and gearbox and known as the 4/4, which eventually turned into the Plus 4 and the Plus 8. Another feature which stood the test of time is the system of independent front suspension by sliding pillars and coil springs, which is in use in slightly modified form to this day.The car you see here today has been totally restored by Morgan Agents. Invoices which accompany the car detail this work. It is finished in the attractive and unusual shade of black over grey with a black interior. Its owner describes it as being in excellent overall condition.Questo magnifico esemplare di vettura stato totalmente restaurato da agenti Morgan coordinati dal noto concessionario e specialista Jaguar "J AUTO" di Roma. La vettura si presenta in perfette condizioni generali, pronta all'uso, verniciata nell'inusuale ed elegante livrea nero-grigio ed equipaggiata con i caratteristici cerchi in lega originali dell'epoca.

Lot Details
Auction Auto Moto D'Epoca
Coys, Fiera de Padova - Italy
TypeCar
Lot Number395
Estimate£30000-£35000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1974
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Registration numberROMA TI2230
Mileage-
Chassis numberR7598
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