1935 Morgan 3-Wheeler Matchless Supersport

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1935 Morgan 3-Wheeler Matchless Supersport

42,000.00
  • Phenomenal restoration by Twin Elms Engineering
  • 990cc Matchless with Supersport body
  • Fabulous history file with lots of invoices and correspondence
  • Stunning condition throughout
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Harry Morgan, known to his friends as “H.F.S.,” built his first three-wheeled automobile in 1909 incorporating a Peugeot V-twin motorcycle engine and tiller steering in a backbone style frame.  This early car had its two front wheels independently suspended by vertical coil springs, a first a first for a British car and this shows the inventive and progressive design on the maker.  These little 3 wheeled Morgans used a number of V-twin engines as the model evolved most famously JAP and Matchless but also Blackburne and Anzani engines were used too. 

These small, light cars punched well above their weight and soon became a regular sight at many motorsport events all over the country.  From Brooklands to trialing they proved highly successful and still today they can be seen embarrassing a big WO Bentley on the right circuit.

The car we are proud to offer here is a cut above many of the Morgan 3 wheelers that you will come across.  First registered in 1935 this Morgan has the Matchless 990cc V-twin engine and Barrel-Back Super Sport body and its condition is quite amazing having been acquired in 2002 by the current owner’s father, the car was comprehensively recommissioned by marque expert Twin Elms Engineering Company. 

The car’s early years were spent in Aberdeen in the ownership first of Mr Massie and later Mr Sey.  In 1962 the car was acquired by another Aberdonian J.G. Barrack who found the car stripped down in the back garden, with the help of his son, he got the car back on the road and used it on several local rallies before selling it after a period of non use to Dr Christopher Gardner-Thorpe in order to buy a collection of steam engines and fairground organs. 

Dr Christopher Gardner-Thorpe was the cars saviour and he went about having the car put into as good a condition as he could.  Twin Elms Engineering Company, who has a long association with Morgan 3-wheelers, were given the task of restoring the car and the work they have achieved is incredible.  The work started in late 2004 and carried on through to early 2009 and covered the complete stripping and rebuilding/recommissioning of almost every component part.  The detailed and extensive invoices describe the work carried out and these are backed up by a nice photo album of the work done.  The car was not only mechanically gone through but the body was repaired and repainted and the interior was reupholstered and recarpeted. 

The car has been used and enjoyed regularly since this work but remains in outstanding condition.  The history file is excellent with 40+ bills and photos showing all the work done, it has its current logbook as well as the 3 former ones including the buff logbook, an owner manual, a VSCC eligibility Document and numerous other articles.

This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire one of the most recognised and loved early, light cars in first class condition with a fabulous history file to go with it.  It goes without saying that it drives as well as it looks.