The rarest body configuration of the several Morgan +4 variants, and the most elegant & expensive when new. During Series II production, only 386 were produced on a new, updated chassis. The Drophead features a sophisticated 3-position convertible top, allowing an open landau front portion when desired, fully lowered & open, or the option of just unzipping the large rear window. The doors have rigid semi-permanent chrome-framed sliding windows making it a much more all-weather touring auto than period side curtains. On the interior, the fascia is a beautifully-finished wooden artwork, as are the door capping rails and the windshield surround.
This car, chassis #4348, was originally delivered new to North America in left-hand-drive and carries the desirable options of triple-laced 72-spoke chrome wire wheels, heater, luggage rack, disc brakes and leather trim. Even better, it has the optional Triumph TR-3A engine instead of the standard English Ford unit. The top is a quality Haartz-cloth unit that was replaced when the entire car underwent a major body-off restoration about ten years ago. Also included is a matching tonneau cover and a padded pouch to store the windows in when removed. The entire automobile was professionally refreshed, including new ash wood framing and brought back to a highly drivable level. During this restoration, it was painted English White and trimmed with dark brown leather & wool carpets, after which it visited England to participate in the 2009 Morgan 100-Year Anniversary event at Beaulieu, and was chosen among the best Morgans at the event (see picture in front of Lord Montagu’s estate!).
The car has been in a private collection for the past several years and was just brought out and given a proper engine tune, fuel system service and new battery. It runs very well and is a pleasure to drive with the lively Triumph 2-liter engine. Its restoration has held up well, with only a few minor stress cracks in the paint, excellent bright work and a lovely patina to the leather. The original owner’s manual plus a large file of service & restoration receipts are included. We are fortunate to have acquired such a distinguished example and hope to see it go to an appreciative Morgan enthusiast.
The last large photo above is the car in front of the castle of Lord Montague's Manor, Beaulieu, England. This is when the car was selected with 11 others at the 2009 Morgan 100th Centenary.
$39,500 PRICE REDUCED FOR RAGTOP WEATHER