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1970 Morgan 4/4 Fast Road/Race Spec

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  • Equipped with a powerful FORD 1.7 Cross Flow Engine by Vulcan engineering, producing 135-140BHP
  • Underwent a major restoration in 1987, including a replacement chassis and new wooden frame
  • Participated in the Morgan Speed Challenge and the Morgan Company Challenge, securing several class wins
  • Accompanied by a comprehensive history file, including numerous invoices and old MOTs
  • Imported into Ireland in 2018 and primarily used for Sunday drives
  • EU registered

The Appeal

The 1970 Morgan 4/4 4 Seater is a quintessential British sports car that blends traditional craftsmanship with performance. Assembled in the same ash-framed, hand-built manner the company uses today, the 4/4s are hand-built, traditional sports cars that were paradoxically modernised and kept up to modern road standards - and, as a result, have become particularly prized classics.

This particular example, finished in Rosso Red, is not only a striking classic car but also a proven competitor, having participated in the Morgan Speed Challenge and the Morgan Company Challenge.

This is definitely reflected in its hardware. This fabulous 4/4 is powered by a Ford 1.7 Cross Flow Engine by Vulcan Engineering, producing 135-140BHP, and comes with a host of upgrades including a downdraft Weber carb, an equal-length exhaust manifold, and an upgraded rear axle.

The car has been well maintained, with a major restoration in 1987 and a comprehensive history file that offers credibility to the low mileage of only 68,000 on the clock. Whether you're seeking a classic car for Sunday drives or a potential competition car, this Morgan 4/4 is worth considering.

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History and Paperwork

  • First registered in 1970
  • Originally Light Orange with black leather upholstery, as confirmed by a letter from Morgan archives
  • Benefitted from a major restoration in 1987, including a replacement chassis and new wooden frame
  • Acquired by its third registered keeper in 1991, who used it as a family car before modifying it for motorsport
  • Car was steadily modified and was successfully campaigned in the Morgan Speed Challenge (Hill Climbs) gaining second overall and first in class and the Morgan Company Challenge securing several class wins. 
  • Two subsequent registered keepers in the UK purchased the car in 2011 and 2015 respectively
  • Imported into Ireland in 2018 by Williams Automobiles, a Morgan specialist in Bristol
  • Comes with a comprehensive history file, including numerous invoices and old MOTs
  • This reinforces the odometer reading of 68,352 miles

The Condition

  • Body and interior present well with a racing patina
  • New chassis, wood frame and fasteners in 1989
  • There is small area of damage to left rear corner of body tub
  • Equipped with GRP front and rear wings
  • Features a Brooklands Aero Screen and a fold-down windscreen
  • Bonnet modified to accommodate side draft carb/s
  • Comes with a Tillet Race Seat and a full front harness (expired)
  • Fitted with 15X6 wire wheels with recent tyres and 2 ear spinners
  • No sign of any rips to the hood
  • Upholstery carries some creasing and wear to the passenger seats
  • All interior features are reportedly working well
  • Instruments are clear and legible
  • Some gentle patina to the floors

The Mechanics

  • Powered by a Ford 1.7 Cross Flow Engine by Vulcan engineering, producing 135-140BHP
  • Equipped with a downdraft Weber carb, a Facet electric fuel pump, and an equal-length exhaust manifold
  • Features a side exit exhaust, a Spal Fan, and an oil cooler
  • Upgraded rear axle and a recon gearbox
  • Fitted with telescopic adjustable shocks and a Panhard rod
  • Comes with a racing battery with bulkhead mounted charge point
  • Car is reportedly running very well with no issues to note

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1970
  • Make Morgan
  • Model 4/4
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 68,352 Miles
  • Engine size 1700
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Dublin
  • Location International
  • Country Ireland

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