26th Jul, 2023 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

 
  Lot 42
 

1981 Morgan 4/4 1600 Four-Seater

Sold for £11,250

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: JHX 404W
Chassis No: B4820
MOT: February 2024

  • 1 of only 3,513 examples made
  • Treated to an extensive renovation during 1998/1999
  • Finished in the classic combination of British Racing Green with Black upholstery
  • Last serviced and MOT tested in February 2023

Introduced in March 1968, the '1600' was notable as the first Morgan 4/4 model to offer 100mph plus performance. Based around a box-section ladder-frame chassis equipped with independent 'sliding pillar' front suspension, a leaf-sprung 'live' rear axle and disc / drum hydraulic brakes, the aluminium over ash construction of its bodywork contributed towards a commendably low kerb weight (circa 700kg). True to the marque tradition of using proprietary running gear, the newcomer was powered by a Ford-sourced 1599cc four-cylinder engine (complete with cross-flow cylinder head) allied to four-speed manual transmission. Initially available in basic or 'competition model' guises, the latter's Ford 1600GT (86bhp) unit was standardised during 1971. Impractical yet beguiling, the 4/4 1600 sported a no-nonsense interior, minimal luggage space and potentially argumentative hood. Further boasting a singularly involving driving experience and vivid acceleration, it remained in production until March 1982 by which time some 3,513 are thought to have been sold.

Finished in the classic combination of British Racing Green with Black upholstery, this particular example was first issued with the London registration number ‘JHX 404W’ on February 1st 1981. Understood to have covered some 114,500 miles from new (an average of 2,730 miles per annum), the four-seater was treated to much renovation work during the late 1990s including new wings and repairs to the ash frame. Sporting a Moto-Lita steering wheel, wooden dashboard, rear-mounted luggage rack and wire wheels, the Four-Seater also boasts a hood, tonneau cover and sidescreens. The accompanying history file contains numerous invoices from marque specialists Melvyn Rutter, Allon White and Harpers, while the most recent service was carried out by John Swan Garage Services Ltd of East Lothian on February 28th 2023. Morgans have an ‘evergreen’ appeal and an ardent fanbase. This late 4/4 1600 is suitable for family motoring and offered for sale with V5C Registration Document, history file and MOT certificate valid until February 2024.

 

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Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 26th Jul, 2023

An auction of classic, collector and performance motorcars to be held in the beautiful surrounds of the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire.  

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