ORCHARD CLASSICS
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1979 MORGAN 4/4 1600. 5 SPEED GEARBOX. PERFORMANCE UPGRADES. YELLOW/BLACK INT. LOW MILEAGE. CHROME WIRES. £19,995.


This fantastic Morgan 4/4 was first registered 29/11/1979 so is nearly 40 years old and will in a couple of years become tax exempt. It has had only 2 owners for the past 36 years and has covered only 77,000 miles in all that time. The last lady owner has had the car 22 years and she has done only 8,000 miles in the car. 28 old MOT's confirm the mileage. Both owners kept the car well maintained and the large history file shows they spent £18,000 on the car during their ownerships. Mr. Boddison who owned the car from 1981 to 1996 was obviously a keen sporting driver as he had the car fitted with a 5 speed gearbox and uprated the engine to a 1700 fast road specification unit. This unit has a fully ported and polished big valve head, tuftrided crank, lightened flywheel, Powermax pistons, Aldon distributor and all moving parts fully balanced. The engine runs on twin 40 Dellorto carbs and performs very well. He also fitted Koni shocks all round and a stainless steel exhaust system. The car was regular service by Morgan specialist Colin Musgrove in Coventry. Colin Musgrove then sold the car for Mr. Boddison to the current owner Mrs. Purley in 1995 and over her 22 year ownership she has kept up the maintenance of the car with regular servicing and no expense has been spared. During this ownership the car has been treated to new carpets, a new tonneau cover, new side screens, new chrome wire wheels, a new fuel pump, new brake calipers, new high flow oil pump and a Kenlow electronic fan. The car remains in very good original condition and would make a fine addition to a Morgan fans garage. An exciting car to drive with looks to match. A fresh MOT will be put on the car for the new owner.

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