One of just 26 examples ever produced.
Morgan has a history of doing things differently, and its 1964 Plus 4 Plus is a perfect reflection of that. Only 26 examples were ever produced, and for its day, it was considered one of the most progressively engineered cars on the market. Now, it’s heading to auction at RM Sotheby’s.
The car pictured here is number five of 26 - chassis A5558. It wears a stunning two-tone black-and-red paint job, and has had five owners since new. It’s garnered a number of accolades, including being a mainstay feature in Classic & Sports Car Magazine, June 2015.
Under the hood is a 105-horsepower engine paired to a four-speed manual synchromesh transmission. The exterior is constructed of fibreglass, one of the earliest British road cars to use the lightweight material exclusively, and the suspension is an independent front-coil spring, paired with a solid rear axle.
Destined for Vancouver, British Colombia, when it left the U.K. in 1964, this example features a number of North American-specific options: wire wheels, disc brakes, and a wood-rimmed steering wheel. The factory black and red leather interior remains as well.
Originally owned by George “G.B.” Sterne - also known as “Mister Morgan” - he would remain in possession of the car until June 18th, 1974. It was sold with 23,000 miles (37,015 kilometres) on the odometer, and was used regularly in Canada until being sold again on April 5th, 2004.
The car received a full restoration in 2007 from its new owner in Santa Monica, California, and has remained in show-car condition since then. The rare Morgan Plus 4 Plus will cross the RM Sotheby’s auction block on Wednesday, September 7th, in London, for an estimated £120,000 - £140,000 (approx. $204,000 - 240,000).
Photos: Jason Dodd / RM Sotheby's