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1939 Morgan 4/4 Series 1 'Flat Rad' (1122cc Climax Engine)

Lot Number: 629

1939 Morgan 4/4 Series 1 'Flat Rad' (1122cc Climax Engine)

A much loved and well-travelled 4/4 Series 1, on the button and ready to go.

  • Sold for: £27,000

LIVE AUCTION: This lot was auctioned on Sunday 1st August, 2021 at 2.00pm BST at The Wing, Silverstone Circuit, NN12 8TN

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  • Registration Number

    BVH 766


A much loved and well-travelled 4/4 Series 1, on the button and ready to go.


  • In present ownership for 50 years
  • Regularly used and maintained as required
  • Many adventures throughout the UK and Europe including Le Mans on a regular basis
  • Full restoration some years ago completed by Morgan specialist Martyn Stendall
  • Superb throughout and rarely available on the open market

The Morgan 4/4 (later known as the 4/4 Series 1) made its debut at the Motor Show in 1936 (until then Morgans had only ever appeared at the Motor Cycle Show) priced very competitively at 185 Guineas. The new car featured an open two-seater body with luggage space behind the seats and two spare wheels mounted at the rear. The four-cylinder Coventry Climax had a capacity of 1122cc with overhead pushrod-operated inlet valves and side exhaust valves and 34bhp was transmitted through a Borg and Beck clutch down a short shaft to a mid-mounted 4-speed gearbox and onwards down a Hardy Spicer prop shaft to a spiral-bevel back axle.

Having been with its current custodian for approximately 50 years, BVH 766 has lived a life and then some. Fully restored some twenty five years ago by Martyn Stendall this is a superb Jaguar Brooklands British Racing Green with black interior 'Flat Rad' Series 1 that has been cared for throughout its life. Every component received attention, from engine to back axle with that final component being uprated by Brian Gateson at Techniques Morgan. Many journeys into Europe and all over the UK have given this Series 1 Morgan a gentle patina, not that of a Concours trophy contender, but one of a much loved, well travelled and cherished companion. On the button and ready to go wherever that next adventure may be, but would quite like to stay with its sibling, VV 7819, which is also on offer here today.


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