Mountain Garage Find: 1958 Morgan Plus 4

Josh MortensenBy Josh Mortensen

What I would have given to have been the one to come across this Morgan Plus 4 in the previous owner’s remote mountain garage. While it wasn’t found in a barn, it’s definitely an amazing and highly original find! When it was parked in the previous owner’s Western North Carolina garage, it was running and driving, but as of today it isn’t running. We featured it back in November of 2016 when it was listed on craigslist with a $27k asking price, you can view that post here. The seller has cleaned it up, but hasn’t tried to get it running. Hopefully with a tune up and new fluids, it will start right up. You can find this Morgan here on eBay in Simpsonville, South Carolina with a BIN of $24,900 or best offer.

I’m a bit curious as to why the seller purchased this Morgan, cleaned it up, but didn’t get it running. They don’t say whether the engine turns or not, but they state that it’s complete and original. It’s currently equipped with a Weber carb setup, but the original SU carbs and intake are with it and included. If the engine is seized or beyond repair, a new one can easily be sourced as it’s a Triumph 4 cylinder, the same one found in the TR3.

There is some cosmetic work to be done inside and out. The top will likely need to be replaced if you plan on driving more than just on sunny summer days. The original leather seats are still in nice condition, but you will want to treat them to keep the leather soft and crack free. Speaking of cracks, there are plenty of those in the paint, but with some care you could have the paint looking good. Overall, there’s work to be done here, but this is an amazing find and would be a great project!

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  1. Ben T. Spanner

    I cannot understand why they would not invest the time/money to fix the “minor” mechanical issues.

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    • RayT Member

      Some people are reluctant to mess with the Greasy Lump under the hood. And if they feel that way, I’m happier if they don’t. Besides, it might be a way to negotiate the price down….

      I prefer a car that’s cosmetically sound, even if it means some wrenching will be needed. I can do that; paint/upholstery, etc., not so much. The only thing that worries me with Morgans is the condition of the wood body framing. If that’s okay, the rest is, to me, gravy.

      Ebay shows the listing “ended,” anyway. So someone got what appears to be a nice — and very fixable — Mog.

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  2. Dan Farrell

    Gone. somebody made him an offer he couldn’t turn down.

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  3. Pat A

    Nice thing about the Moggies is that every body part and probably most mechanicals are still available form the factory.

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  4. Pat A

    There’s a ’58 in running order and nice cosmetics for sale at $24,750 in Beverly Hills, Ca.

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  5. Bob

    I parked ours downtown on a Sunday morning and just watched the people look at it:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DC3XKLJSmM&t=14s

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