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Lot n° 30

1962 MORGAN PLUS 4 SUPER SPORT

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Only 95 examples Very good working condition Track record French historic registration title Chassis n° 5122 Many collectors own a British roadster from the 1950s and 1960s. And in this category, the Morgan occupies a prominent place. Its archaic design has allowed it to pass through the ages without ever really aging, as it was continuously improved. Certain technical features have become exclusive to this British myth, such as the bodywork built on a wooden frame. In the history of the brand, the Plus 4s have achieved many great successes in competition, both in the United States in the SCCA championship and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Introduced in 1961, the Super Sport version is without doubt the most exclusive of all Plus 4s. It owes its launch to the racing exploits of Chris Lawrence, who was unbeatable in the «TOK 258» from 1956 onwards and won his class at the 1962 Le Mans 24 Hours. The unique configuration of the Super Sport includes a «Lawrence Tuned» engine preparation, aluminium bodywork and disc brakes. Only 95 examples were produced. Chassis #5122 is one of these authentic Super Sports. Its Morgan certificate indicates that it left the factory on 31 May 1962, before being sent to Lew Spencer’s garage in Los Angeles. Originally, the car would have been delivered in blue with a black leather interior. The invoice file gives us an indication of its successive owners until the mid 1960s. In 1988, its last American owner undertook a complete restoration. Presumably of an excellent standard, as #5122 will participate in many competitions, winning its class at the Morgan N/S California and coming second at the Best of Show of the same event. We will also see it at the Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive Concours, at the San Marino Motor Classic... Its current owner bought it in 2015, before importing it to France. The car is presented to us today in a good general condition. The leather interior has a very nice patina and the paintwork is still well preserved, with a few very slight defects. From a mechanical point of view, the car works wonderfully well. The Lawrence Tuned preparation gives it a very pleasant sporty behaviour, the Weber carburetors feed the 4-cylinder properly, and the aluminium bodywork contributes perfectly to the lightness of the whole. Recently, the car has benefited from a lot of work, among which the clutch has been changed, and a very important mechanical overhaul, or the tyres have been changed. The tonneau cover has also been redone. This is a great opportunity to acquire a very rare and authentic Plus 4 Super Sport in top running condition!

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