1953 Morgan Plus 4 "Flat Rad" (1953)




1953 Morgan Plus 4 "Flat Rad"The words “flat rad” has special meaning when applied to the Morgan Plus 4 sports cars of the early 1950s. The phrase refers to the flat, upright radiator shell that these classic models wore until 1954. When the Morgan Plus 4 roadster was built, it was actually state of the art for small-displacement sports cars from the UK utilizing a 2088cc Standard Vanguard engine. It was installed on a widened, lengthened, and strengthened Morgan model 4/4 chassis fitted with hydraulic drum brakes for the first time, a rugged combination to say the least!
This beautiful Plus 4 Morgan has been very well-maintained by its owners and is suitable for touring, cars & coffee or vintage car racing, having spent much of its life in California.
First in Plus-4 class at Western Washington 7/25/15 with supported entry of 55 Morgan's total. The most traditional color of British racing green & tan makes it a highly desirable and collectible Morgan of which only 117 were built. It was the subject of an earlier professional restoration retaining an original engine. The cylinder head was updated to a later version with larger valves and twin carbs for better performance. It has full "weather gear" including top, side curtains, and full tonneau cover. This Flat rad also has the traditional leather bonnet strap, folding windscreen, Lucas TriBar headlamps, twin spares, and Lucas fog light.
This Morgan Plus 8 is equipped with the 4.0 liter aluminum Rover V8, 5 Speed manual trans, chrome wire wheels, headlamp stone guards, leather bonnet strap, and stainless bonnet prop rods.. It also has black convertible top, tonneau cover and side curtains with contrasting burgundy piping. The car was sold by us just over 7 years ago to and owner who is no longer able to drive it. This Plus 8 is a 2 owner with clean CARFAX. We have serviced the car and find it ready for a new owner to have the pleasure of owning these unique automobiles.
Color: British Green
4-Speed Manual
Interior: Tan

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  • Year: 1953
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Convertible
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Green

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