Lego Set: 1947 Morgan Roadster

1947 Morgan Roadster Valve Cover

Update 6/24/11 – The auction has ended with a high bid of $10,000!

Here is a project only for the experienced Morgan enthusiast. This is a series 1 roadster and the seller claims that everything is there, but that “some assembly required”. We would say that is an understatement… Take a look at the box of Legos here on eBay with a BIN of $11,500 and a current bid of $5,600. If the reserve is not much higher than the current bid, this could make a good restoration or race car project. We would make sure that everything is actually there though because it looks like things are strewn all over the garage. This model was Morgan’s first foray into four wheeled cars after building their popular three wheeled cycle car like the one featured here. It was known as the Morgan 4-4 because it had a four cylinder engine and four wheels. Production started in 1936 and lasted until World War II. After the war the model designation was changed to 4/4.

1947 Morgan Roadster Body

Here is a shot of the body which looks to be hanging from the ceiling of the owners garage. Seems like a unique way to store a vehicle, but maybe they were worried about flooding? The panels are wood so maybe that is a valid concern. The ad states that this is a new body. Seems to only need some prep and paint.

1947 Morgan Roadster Fenders

More hanging parts. This is definitely the way to utilize every square foot of your garage. These fenders look solid and almost ready for paint.

1947 Morgan Roadster Engine

The seller claims that the sale includes a new engine and many rebuilt parts. These Morgans used Coventry Climax engines.

1947 Morgan Roadster Frame

Looks like the frame is hanging on the wall. This car is going to take a lot of elbow grease to get back on the road. Since it is already disassembled, we would be tempted to go ahead and turn it into a race car. At least you would be saving it from its sorry state and having some fun with it.

1947 Morgan Roadster Seat

More miscellaneous parts and rims. We would leave the seat leather alone as it looks to be in good condition and would a nice used touch to the interior. Can anyone find the grill or bonnet in the photos? We cant, and would want to make sure they are included before bidding on this one. These early models have a more vertical grill that later models with the curved waterfall grill.

1938 Morgan 4 4 Race Car

Finally, here is some inspiration of what the car could one day look like. This is 1939 series 1 vintage race car that has been restored to a very high standard. We love the looks of this car and bet it is a blast on the track. This project will take a lot of work, but it could be a formable competitor on the track. Because of it’s lightweight , it should be able to keep up with the MG TC’s. Sounds like fun to us!

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Comments

  1. Morgan driver MD

    Correction: the last picture shown for ‘inspiration’ is a 1938 Morgan. But your right it is a blast on the track.

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