1952 Morgan Plus 4
Year of manufacture1952
In 1950 HF. S. Morgan offered his +4 with proper protection from the British weather and a more luxurious ride. The Drop Head Coupé was a rare variant of the +4 range produced from 1950 to 1968. During this long production, engines for the +4 changed from the 2088cc Vanguard engine to Triumph TR2 and TR3 units. Less than 450 were ordered over the lengthy production run.
Small production figures were probably due to the Coupé's more expensive price that was required due to the extra complexity of the car. When fully raised, the top worked very well with the lines of the body and offered better protection than the roadster. However, the DHC still retained the detachable side windows.
Unlike the Roadster, the Drop Head Coupé featured a built-up A-panel and fixed front windscreen. Furthermore, full-size doors were fitted and the interior was outfitted with burled walnut veneer. As such, the DHC was more elegant car than the Roadster.
More concerned on elegance and luxury than the +4 Roadster, the DHC has one of the lowest production runs in Morgan history making it one of the rarest Morgan's and one that might become very desirable in the future.
This 1952 Morgan 2 Seat DHC is being offered to the public for just the second time since 1964. Owned by our vendor since 2001, prior to his ownership it has had just four previous owners from new.
The car has clearly lived a much loved life as can be seen in its splendid history file which shows that the car has always been well maintained and even includes the cars original ‘buff ‘log book. On top of regular maintenance work in 2005, the car was subject complete retrim and as such is presented in excellent condition all-round.
Further adding to its history, the car it had a brief cameo appearance in an episode of Miss Marple and has also in a feature film titled Queen and Country set for release in January 2015. (The car can be briefly seen in the trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=y5oVLWqRSUU#t=85 )
This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a rare, sought-after model from one of Britain's oldest and most loved motor companies.