1946 Morgan 3 Wheeler F4


  • Older restoration
  • Good history file
  • In need of some touch-ups

The Appeal

From day one, the Morgan Motor Company were linked to three-wheelers. Three-wheelers were produced for longer in the UK than some other countries, and with H.F.S. Morgan’s belief in penny-pinching car building, the format was perfect. By the time the nifty little F4 was introduced in 1935, Morgan’s reputation for producing three-wheelers was firmly cemented. With its compact little body and tight layout, this was a runabout that offered fairly sporty performance and frugal running costs.

This example was subject to restoration some time ago, and is now beginning to show the odd sign of wear; however, it’s an utterly solid little example and a unique driver’s car that still provides plenty of fun to the discerning motorist. 

The History and Paperwork

  • Subject to a full restoration some time ago
  • Engine recently rebuilt 
  • Odometer indicates 67,828 miles
  • Supplied with the Morgan Three-Wheeler Handbook
  • Selection of price lists including the ever-popular Mogspares guide
  • Impressive selection of invoices for components, paint and mechanical work
  • Original paperwork from the Morgan Three-Wheeler Club, dated 1986

The Interior

  • Compact, period interior with black leather seating and wood veneers
  • Modified dashboard panel
  • Seats look to be in good order, though are most likely not 40s vintage
  • Wood veneers display well with age-commensurate wear
  • Lined doors in good condition with some marks, but no rips or tears
  • Original Smiths gauges and later oil pressure gauge
  • Speedometer in need of a new cable
  • Original four-spoke Morgan wheel in fair order with some patina
  • Rear bench in good order with light levels of wear

The Exterior 

  • Bright blue paintwork over black wings
  • Iconic Morgan flat radiator with branding and club badge
  • Wooden frame with steel body shell
  • Paintwork is showing some wear with scuffs, marks and occasional chips
  • Chromework is showing some wear, with the windshield frame in particular being worn
  • Mirrors are in good shape but the chromework is clouded
  • Headlights are clean and fracture-free
  • Bodywork presents well with some minor dings and dents
  • Suspension is in good, clean order with no major signs of corrosion 
  • Sitting on a good set of wire-spoke wheels with excellent tyres
  • Spare wheel requires a new inner tube
  • Supplied with tonneau cover, which has some rips - these have been repaired with duct tape

The Mechanics 

  • Running on a Ford 998cc side-valve engine - a surprisingly powerful motor for a lightweight car
  • Manual transmission
  • Fitted with a close-ratio set of gearbox internals, by Mogspares
  • Fitted with hydraulic brakes
  • 12V electrics 
  • New bearings fitted
  • Newman Formula 1172 cam fitted
  • The flywheel has been lightened and the block has been skimmed
  • Engine bay in good order and nicely organised
  • No reported faults from the vendor, with the car functioning as expected
  • Car has been regularly driven and benefits from plenty of use!
  • An excellent example overall with some light modernisation work carried out


Whether you plan to make this car spic-and-span, or want a fun little weekend runabout, this ‘46 3-wheeler is bound to turn heads, and should make for a hugely impressive addition to any fleet. 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1946
  • Make Morgan
  • Model 3 Wheeler F4
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 67,828 Miles
  • Engine size 998
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Pevensey
  • Location Sussex
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
10 bids from 7 bidders
  • conques•••• £10,000 06/02/23
  • [email protected]•••• £9,700 06/02/23
  • hugo-mi•••• £6,700 06/02/23
  • volupta•••• £5,600 06/02/23
  • biggles•••• £5,500 06/02/23
  • oxar £5,400 06/02/23
  • [email protected]•••• £5,300 05/02/23
  • volupta•••• £5,200 04/02/23
  • Neil Ga•••• £5,000 03/02/23
  • [email protected]•••• £4,000 01/02/23

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