1970 Morgan 4/4 Sports
Professional ground-up restoration on a factory-supplied galvanised chassis; 1,700cc Crossflow - tuned and Dyno'd; full weather equipment; fabulous condition; MOT May 2022; essentially a new Morgan
This stunning 4/4 was acquired by the vendor as a completely dismantled 1970 4/4 Sport which he discovered in Grimsby in November 2020. A retired Morgan engineer and high profile Morgan racer, he set-to rebuilding this car as a lockdown project, completing the job in June 2021 - quick work indeed.
Starting with a brand-new, Morgan factory supplied galvanised 4/4 chassis, he fitted a new zero camber frame front and a brand new ash-frame body panelled in aluminium.
All aspects were covered, from new cupro-nickel brake pipes, stainless flexi pipes and a new master cylinder to a new clutch, electric fuel pump and hoses.
The new body was completely retrimmed, including a new hood and tonneau plus fully refurbished side screens with new plastic windows and vinyl covering. The car was also fitted with retractable seat belts. The exterior has been professionally painted Jaguar Indigo blue.
Detail work abounds, with a fully prepared dash (and lovely period spoked steering wheel) and a scuttle roll-bar which adds so much to torsional stiffness.
The 1,700cc crossflow engine was rebuilt to GT specifications. It had new pistons and was carefully ported. The crank and flywheel were balanced and the block fitted with a fast road cam although it still idles nicely we are told. A twin choke carburettor is fitted, the engine having covered approximately 5,000 miles post-rebuild in a Ford Escort. Lewis Racing did the work.
The gearbox, rear axle and steering box were carefully checked and the original bulkhead, tool box and inner wings were bead blasted and sprayed gloss black. The five wheels were refurbished, powder coated silver and fitted with new tyres - fully balanced of course.
The instruments and switches were refurbished and the speedo set to zero, since when the car has covered just a few shake-down miles.
Since then, it has flown through a 'no advisory' MOT which expires at the end of May next year, although the car is of course both Tax and MOT exempt.
The paperwork file includes a dyno print-out for the engine when it was installed in the Escort, showing a healthy 133bhp at just over 6,000 rpm and a remarkably flat torque-curve, which peaks at 4,500rpm. It all makes for a very nice road car indeed.
Restored and prepared to a very high standard, this 1970 4/4 Sport is a most appealing proposition, especially now that the Morgan factory have ceased to produce the 4/4 on a traditional chassis, which if you could buy one, would be significantly more expensive than the modest guide price on this car offered today.
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