FOR SALE

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1956

MORGAN 4/4

"Molly Morgan"

 

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"Molly" is a very rare and early series two Morgan 4/4. 

One of only 386 series two cars produced between 1956 and 1960, and this being number 14 is one the very earliest. Originally supplied by Morgan agents; Johnson and Brown of Bromley in Kent and registered to J Marriott of Maidstone in November 1956.

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During the 1950's these 4/4 models were the least expensive Morgan available. Fitted with the trusty yet modest in performance Ford 1172cc side valve engine, you would probably consider this to be a fairly reliable but nothing more than a relatively pedestrian touring car.

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Known as "Molly" for many years, this car was completely stripped and fully restored by a keen Morgan Sports Car Club member some years ago and has since been shown at the NEC Morgan Sports Car Club stand and has featured in several books and magazines.

A new chassis was specially produced using the original as a pattern by Terry Foxen of Gee Ltd. The Ash frame stripped and restored using as much of the original where possible. New panels and some in aluminium replacing any rusted originals. All parts dismantled, cleaned, restored and refinished, or simply replaced with new.

The car then re-painted in the original Ivory white cellulose and re-trimmed in the original black vynide leather-cloth. A great deal of attention was spent not trying to over-restore, but trying to recreate an "as original" car as possible.

 

Much detail of the restoration is documented. The restorer details some 1,600 hours spent restoring the car and lists all parts used during the restoration and at a cost of near 8,000.

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The restoration was completed and taken for MOT test in March 1998.

The recorded mileage on this MOT states 00006 miles.

The recorded mileage on the 1999 MOT states 00125 miles.

The recorded mileage on the 2000 MOT states 00148 miles.

The current mileage on the speedometer is 00306 miles.

Three hundred miles since 1999.

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With the car comes a large box of files including many photographs, all invoices and many letters and communications with Morgan historians and letters and photographs from previous owners of the car.

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Many of these early 4/4 cars have been upgraded over the years and fitted with larger and later Ford or other engines. It is rare to find an original 1172cc. 

Please be aware - "Molly" does not drive like a modern BMW.

She is quite charming, ideal for car shows and rallies.

But she is not a "racing car".

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Here we have a good car at a very good price;

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For Sale

Price - 16,000 -(UK Pounds)

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Contact; - jim@historique.co.uk

Car is located in Chelmsford, Essex.

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Happy to help with shipping to the USA or Europe, etc.

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