1936→1951 Morgan 4/4 Series I

1936→1951 Morgan 4/4 Series I

1936→1951 Morgan 4/4 Series I

 

Morgan’s first proper road car was the 4-4 as released in 1936. It initially used a Coventry Climax 4-cylinder engine and was the first Morgan to have 4 wheels. Even with just 36 bhp available, the model was used in competition including the 24 Hours of Le Mans and many Rallies of the period.

In 1939, the model used a 1.5-liter Triumph engine with overhead valves.

Called the flat-rads by some, the model was known as the 4/4 in the post war period, and the car was produced with only slight upgrades until 1951.

In Detail

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type Series Production Car
production years 1936 – 1951
built at England
production 164
price £/td> £500
engine Inline-4
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
fuel feed 4 Solex Carburetors
displacement 1267 cc / 77.32 in³
power 29.8 kw / 40 bhp @ 4500 rpm
specific output 31.57 bhp per litre
body / frame Wood-Framed Body over Steel Ladder-Frame Chassis
driven wheels RWD
front brakes Mechincal Drums
rear brakes Mechincal Drums
steering Burman & Douglas Cam & Peg
f suspension Sliding Pillars w/Coil Springs, Telescopic Dampers
r suspension Live Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs, Hartford Friction Dampers
top speed ~128.72 kph / 80 mph
0 – 60 mph ~25 seconds

 

Auction Sales History

 

1953 Morgan +4 Sports 2427 – sold for $40,700 Desirable, early flat-radiator style. An older restoration that still appeals. Eligible for a wide variety of historic motoring events. Stylish and rarely seen British roadster. Rarer than an XK120 for less money.
Auction Source: 2014 Quail Lodge Auction by Bonhams

 

1953 Morgan +4 Roadster P2710 – sold for $79,200 Exceptionally well presented Morgan. Expert restoration by specialists Morgan Spares New England.Striking color combination. The classic Morgan sports car. Eligible for many rallies and tours. Complete with weather equipment.
Auction Source: 2013 Quail Lodge Auction by Bonhams