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1959 Morgan Supersports Period History For Sale

1954/59 Morgan Plus 4 SS 'Works' Lightweight Roadster Registration no. Y5K 899 Chassis no. T.3114 *In-period competition history *Works-built lightweight aluminium body *Special race-tuned engine *Competitive historic racer *2½ hours on rebuilt engine *FIA HTP papers (valid until 2026) John MacDonald Race History O/A Nurburgring 6th O/A Ingliston 1st O/A Ingliston 2nd O/A Oulton Park This particular Morgan Plus 4 was despatched to Thomas Haddon, Newcastle-upon-Tyne on 2nd June 1954 and was actively raced in period.?More recently, it was acquired by well known Morgan main agent and racer, John Macdonald, and developed as a replacement for his ex-Chris Lawrence/Shepherd Baron Plus 4, 'PGP 123' (known as 'Choc Ices'). It was returned to the Morgan works and fitted with an ultra-lightweight aluminium body, and completely rebuilt to Super Sports specification.?The latter included a very special all-steel full-race engine with twin 45 Weber carburettors; a close-ratio gearbox; 4.1:1 GKN differential; integral aluminium short- and long-distance race fuel tanks; aluminium floors, sump, and rocker cover; Alfin rear brake drums and original Lawrence tune manifold. The Morgan won its first race in this form, beating a field of rapid historic sports cars including a lightweight E-Type, Tojeiro Buick V8 and assorted single-seaters, one of which was Roddy McPherson's Cooper-Bristol Grand Prix car.?It also came second to Ben Cussens' Jaguar C-Type at Oulton Park. Featured in the ‘Le Mans TOK258’ book of success at Nurburgring & many online morgan articles from 70’s-00’s. The current owner has had the engine completely rebuilt (by John Macdonald) and a dynamometer sheet showing a maximum of 152.3bhp at the rear wheels is on file & completed in 2019. The owner has also fitted new wheels, a new clutch, and a hardtop so that the Morgan can compete as a GT as well as a sports car. At the GTS Equipe race at Donington Park, 'YSK 899' was on the grid with the rebuilt Plus 4 'Choc Ices', which it managed to lap! This car has also competed with success in the Bentley Drivers Club's Morgan races in 2009 and 2010 (8th). Accompanying paperwork consists of article clippings, mentions in previous morgan books and race reports, scrutineers tickets & stickers, sundry bills, current MoT, a V5 registration document, and current FIA HTP papers, last tested on track at Goodwood in 2019, perfect for Goodwood Revival Fordwater Trophy, Pre63GT, Le Mans Classic Plateau 3.
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