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1935 Morgan Three-Wheeler Super Sports

Lot Number: 912

1935 Morgan Three-Wheeler Super Sports

A little jewel of a Morgan three-wheeler, restoration fresh, subtly upgraded and beautifully finished.

  • Sold for: £30,375

LIVE AUCTION: This lot was auctioned on Friday 5th August, 2022 at 4.00pm BST at The Lygon Arms, High Street, Broadway, WR12 7DU

  • Body Colour

    BODY COLOUR
    Burgundy

  • Drive

    DRIVE
    RHD

  • Registration Number

    REG NUMBER
    BUV 252

  • Odometer Reading

    ODOMETER READING
    465 Miles

SUMMARY

A little jewel of a Morgan three-wheeler, restoration fresh, subtly upgraded and beautifully finished.

DESCRIPTION

An ingenious concept, HFS Morgan built his first three-wheeler in 1909. Based around a tubular-steel chassis frame, the design's low centre of gravity and advanced sliding pillar independent front suspension endowed it with superb roadholding. Progressively developed, the single rear-wheel-driven platform played host to a variety of JAP, Matchless, Blackburne, Anzani and Ford powerplants over the years (though, the prototype used a Peugeot unit). Fearsome competition cars, Morgan three-wheelers driven by the likes of HFS himself, Clive Lones and Harold Beart acquitted themselves well on race circuits and trial stages alike endearing themselves to the general public.

By 1933, Morgan’s three-wheeler chassis could be ordered with four types of body, namely: Super Sports, Sports Two-Seater, Sports Family and Family. The Super Sports was notable for its chromium-plated exhaust pipes that run the length of the body. Interest in Morgans of this period has never waned and, if anything, increased in recent times - the company’s inspired decision to create a modern three-wheeler having brought the early cars to the attention of a new audience.

This charming Matchless V-Twin-powered Super Sports was discovered in 2008 in barn find condition, dismantled and awaiting it’s next journey. Having had a total restoration in recent years completed to exacting standards by a retired pattern maker, it is now finished in burgundy with a light tan interior and is ready for the road once again. With its three-speed transmission and 990cc engine this is no slouch and is sure to provide the feel good factor that only a Morgan can provide. With its twin carburettors, stainless steel twin exhausts, alternator and uprated dashboard amongst other subtle modifications, this is one three-wheeler that has been restored with modern motoring in mind. Your early inspection is welcomed and encouraged to fully appreciate this rare and highly collectable Morgan which pleasingly still retains its original registration number BUV 252 and is believed to be matching numbers. Having covered less than 500 miles since completion, a period of running-in is advised to achieve the very best from this instantly recognisable British classic.

 

SPECIFICATION

Lot Number
912
Make
MORGAN
Model
3 WHEELER SUPER SPORTS
Variant
Sport
Registration Number
BUV 252
MOT Expiry
Exempt
Chassis Number
D1285
Engine Number
MX4/707
Transmission
Manual
Body Colour
Burgundy

CONSIGNOR

Consignor

For further information regarding this lot please contact Charles.

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Vehicles can be collected from The Lygon Arms, WR12 7DU, on Friday 5th August between 6pm and 8pm.

Our transport partners, EM Rogers, can assist with collection and delivery. Please contact them on 01604 755511 or trafficdesk@emrogers.co.uk for a quote.

Any vehicles not collected by 8pm on Friday 5th August will be taken to EM Rogers storage facility in Northampton for a fee of £195 plus VAT. Storage will be charged at £10 plus VAT per day from Saturday 6th onwards.

Automobilia can be collected from The Lygon Arms on the day of the auction until 7pm. After this time it can be collected from our offices in Warwickshire or shipped to you at your expense

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