2002 Morgan 4/4 two-seater
A superb low-mileage example; heavily optioned including Simmons hood and fitted luggage; lots of history
John Gill Ltd in Bedale supplied this attractive 4/4, its sole owner to date selecting as many options as he could from the extensive list offered by the factory.
Fitted with the excellent 1.8-litre Zetec Ford engine which was mounted in Morgan’s pretty and most-traditional narrow-body and axles, the car offered a great turn of speed, was nimble and offered a surprisingly comfortable ride (contrary to common folklore).
The colour selected was Jaguar Sea Frost and the seats were trimmed in Ocean Green leather, the initial bill totalling £28,713.
Shortly after delivery, the car was delivered to Simmonds in Malvern, an ex-Morgan employee who set up in business providing upgraded hoods and accessories for Morgans.
He added a green mohair hood conversion which was easier to use than the factory supplied item along with hood cover. The sidescreens were also leather trimmed on the inside and a bag provided in green mohair. Numerous small accessories were added including a now redundant tax disc holder (remember those?), bonnet corners, booster cushions, carpeted chassis cross members, a clever offset wood-rim steering wheel which improves leg room, bonnet stays and a posh luggage carrier with side screen stowage. The bill for this lot amounted to £4,700.
As can be seen, a fitted suitcase has been added which has its own mohair waterproof cover and a bill on file lists a short-shift conversion for the gearbox and pedal extensions (removable).
The car was then regularly used, including numerous Morgan Club events over the country, although discrete chrome GB badges hint at international travel too.
The service book is well stamped with nine stamps to 17,154 miles in April 2015. John Gill and Phil Ledgerwood, both Morgan appointed dealers handled most, with subsequent servicing being handled by G C Motors in Retford. Its last MOT expired in April 2019, the car having covered fewer than 19,000 miles to date.
Since then, the car has been in quality garage storage due to health issues. Since arrival onsite we have not started it, although it was running when it was last used. Bidders are advised that the radiator grill and mesh backing have been removed for some purpose – these are resting in place for the photos.
This car has clearly been extremely well cared for and as far as we know should only need a good service before it comes back into play. Its comprehensive specification and careful ownership makes for the perfect foray into Morgan ownership – which seems to have become so exclusive now that the traditional chassis is no longer available and prices have gone through the roof...
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Reg No: NE02MOG
Chassis Number: SA944180004D11353
Engine Number: D2090/4382J-A2028
Engine Size: 1796
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