Morgan Plus 4
Introduced in October 1950, Morgan’s Plus Four was produced through 1968. The handsome, sophisticated and upscale Drophead Coupe variant was immediately recognizable by its tall, front-opening doors, fixed windshield stanchions and elegant three-position folding top. It also featured walnut interior appointments, removable sliding side windows and body accent trim.
These models were powered by a Standard-Triumph dual-carbureted OHV engine mated to a Moss four-speed gearbox and, by 1960, offered a rated 100 bhp in the USA. In particular, Morgan’s unique sliding-pillar front suspension design gives the car its unique, lively handling and sporting character.
The Plus Four DHC effectively broadened Morgan’s appeal and competed against the offerings of such highly respected competitors as Alvis, Jaguar and Riley. As such, the Plus Four DHC supplied its fortunate owners with elegant and comfortable cruising at 80-plus mph and peerless road manners.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in August of 2011 at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California.
100 bhp, 1,991 cc Triumph OHV inline four-cylinder engine, twin SU carburetors, Moss four-speed manual gearbox, sliding-pillar front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs. Wheelbase: 96"
Source: RM Auctions
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