1938 Morgan 4/4 Srs 1 'Flat Rad'

Lot: 586

Sold for (£): 9,680
Offered for sale is a 1.3L 1938 Morgan 4/4 Series 1 'Flat Rad' manual. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 81 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Not a 'Trailer Queen', but a usable and lovable, pre-war 4/4...   

  • The keeper before our vendor owned the car for some 37 years
  • Currently fitted with a Triumph Spitfire 1300 engine and gearbox for driveability. The original 1122cc Climax engine and Moss gearbox are in storage and will accompany the car
  • Various spares are included including two heads, crank, pistons and rods etc
  • The upgrades from original are all bolt on and can be reversed
  • Lots of old Mots. Old-style log books. Historic valuations etc.
  • New speedo fitted at some point in the past so mileage not warranted.
  • This super old Morgan will be welcomed at any event where 'proper cars' are appreciated


Lot Details

Registration: BCO596 RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1938 Engine size: 1.3L
Make: Morgan Odometer reading (miles): 76704
Model: 4/4 Series 1 'Flat Rad' MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: 4/4647

CCA Condition Report

Overall: 81 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


This car is no concourse show winner. But it's been loved cherished and driven by its pevious owner of "37 YEARS". Hood is good and has side screens. 


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Again not pristine but very functional usable and in keeping with the car. 


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


The car has a 1973 spitfire 1.3 engine and box fitted with various other upgrades to make the car more usable. All original parts including the coventry climax engine and moss gearbox have been stored and are with the car if the new owner wishes to re fit them.


Gears: Drive-shaft:


Sitfire gearbox fitted. Original moss gearbox with the car.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


This car runs drives and is much more usable with the upgrades its had over the years with the benefits of having all the original equipment supplied with the car. All upgrades made to the car are bolt on only so can easily be unbolted and back to original with no damage to the car.


Minor: Major:


Please see historic valuation.

Vehicle History


Lots of old mots. Old style log books. Historic valuations etc. New speedo fitted at some point in the past so mileage not warranted.

About the CCA Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history