1977 Morgan 4/4

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1977
  • Mileage 
    65 745 km / 40 853 mi
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual

Description

  • Narrow body Morgan in good original condition.
  • Recent large maintenance works, including overhaul engine and gearbox, always well maintained at Morgan Brussels where it was also bought by the father of the current owner (so LHD and km counter in Km).
  • Options; wooden dashboard (renewed), wooden handlebar, chrome wire wheels (lesser condition), headlight protectors, spotlights, leather belt, luggage rack.
  • Tonneau cover roof and windows present. Everything in good condition, very attractive color and patina.
  • Belgian papers.

Morgan 4/4 was the Morgan Motor Company's first car with four wheels. It appeared in 1936. Its model designation "4-4" (later "4/4") stood for four wheels and four cylinders. Earlier Morgans had been three-wheelers, only, typically with V-twin engines. Apart from a break during World War II (and the period March 1951 to September 1955) the 4/4 has been in continuous production from its debut right up to the present day. Engine capacity has increased from the 1122 cc Coventry Climax engine in 1936 to a 1.8-litre Ford engine in 1993.

The original open 2-seater 4-4 was introduced in 1936 and was the most popular of the three body options available with 663 were built by 1939 and 249 from 1946 to 1950.

For the first years the car had a 1,122 cc Coventry Climax engine with 34 bhp (25 kW; 34 PS), superseded from 1939 by a Standard Special 1267 cc overhead valve engine with 38.8 bhp (29 kW; 39 PS). A four-speed Meadows gearbox was used until 1938, then a Moss gearbox

From November 1991 until January 1993, the Morgan 4/4 was equipped with a Ford  CVH 1597 cc engine. And, from 1993 util 2003, the engine was a Ford Zetec 1796 cc engine

Specifications

  • Bodywork
  • Length : cm (in): 366 (144)
  • Width : cm (in): 142 (56)
  • Height : cm (in): 132 (52)
  • Wheelbase : cm (in) : 244 (96.1)
  • Weight: kg (lb) : 760 (1675)
  • Mechanics.
  • Displacement : straight four 1597 (97.6 cu in) front-mounted
  • Valve gear : 8
  • Fuel system : 2 Weber carburettors
  • Gearbox : 5-speed manual
  • Drive wheels : rear-wheel drive
  • Maximum power : 95 bhp at 6000 rpm
  • Maximum torque : 132 Nm at 4000 rpm
  • Maximum speed : 170 km/h (106 mph)