1957 Morgan Plus Four: 28 Year Slumber

1957 Morgan Plus4

What an incredible find, a 1957 Morgan Plus Four in a barn since 1987! This could be a great car for those top down weekends flinging round the curves on the B roads. At $12,000 the price seems a little steep, at least depending on what it would take to get it drivable. If the wooden chassis is bad, then perhaps it’s not worth restoring. There’s another Morgan in the background, so perhaps the seller doesn’t think this project is worthwhile for some reason. Nice examples can sell for as much as $40,000, but it might take more than that to get this one to that point. Solid drivers can sell for as little as $12k, so take that into account when making an offer on this project. By 1957, these had Triumph 1991cc TR3 engines, meaning parts are reasonable and available. If the engine is not seized and the wood is solid, this Morgan might be easily revived. It’s for sale here on craigslist in Moore County, North Carolina.

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Comments

  1. Andy

    $8-10K would seem reasonable for this car as long as the engine isn’t completely seized. But can we bust the myth that Morgan +4’s and +8’s have wooden chassis? They don’t. Their bodies have ash frames but the chassis is – and always has been – good ol’ fashioned steel.

    Cheers,
    Andy

  2. Dave Wright

    The chassis is not wooden…….some of the bulkheads, body panels and doors are backed by wood. These are simple cars and realitively inexpensive to restore. If it was closer, I would write a check. The mechanicals are straight forward and all parts are available. I have always thought these were far superior to a comparable MG and I have owned both. From the few photos it looks like a good one.

  3. Dave Wright

    The car is on EBay with an opening bid of 9999.00 it would have sold here on the west coast already

  4. Derek

    $12k might get a Morgan in boxes so it looks like a good deal if everything is there. Dash gauges should be cream in 1957 so it was updated at one time. Wouldn’t surprise me if it starts up. Brakes are easy to fix.

  5. jim s

    does seem like it could be a fun driver, if a good PI verifies the car is all there. i would make it safe but not paint it. the seller would have been wise to not have the other morgan in the photos. makes me think there is a lot left unsaid about this project. great find.

  6. Chuck Foster Chuck F 55chevy

    Yes, where is a solid driver for $12k Morgan, $12k is a bargain? These are almost on par with Jag XKEs, maybe Porsche 911 price equivalent. Get it running, fix the fender paint and go have fun.

  7. Rancho Bella

    Love the looks, can’t stand the steering wheel in the face. I would have thought these brought more money……….that is what I get for thinking.

  8. Phouha

    A bit steep of a right price considering a 57′ would have had cream faced instruments and this car would need hundreds of man hours to restore. I buy these at $7-$10K.

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