1953 Morgan Plus 4

morgan plus 4This early Morgan Plus 4 ‘Flat’Rad’ was originally sold through the London dealer Basil Roy to Earnest James who subsequently entered it in several MCC trials in the mid-1950s as a private entry alongside the Morgan factory works team.

There are reports and photographs of the car in issues of ‘Motor Sport’ magazine in the ’50s. Little is known of its whereabouts in the 1960s. The car was restored in the mid-70s by Phoenix Motors, the Morgan dealer in Exeter, Devon and subsequently acquired by the proprietor Archie Miles as his personal car.

NYU993 then spent several years on display in the Jersey Motor Museum in the Channel Islands.

I bought the car in 1985 and having used it as my daily transport for a couple of years, I carried out a thorough restoration. The car is very original with matching numbers and retaining most of its original running gear and bodywork. The car is now used regularly for various motoring events throughout the year and simply for the pleasure of driving it. NYU993 is often seen at the Morgan factory in Malvern, where I work as the factory archivist and museum curator.

3 thoughts on “1953 Morgan Plus 4

  1. Alfred Mann

    Hi.I would like to use this image for a painting/drawing to be exhibited at the Bromyard Festival at my gallery in the Heritage Centre.May I have your permission please
    Regards Alfred Bryant Mann

    1. Anthony Burt Post author

      The photo in question is not our copyright so we cannot give permission for its use. I’ll dig out owner details and email you.

  2. Rose

    This car was owned by my father Ernest James and if you are interested I have several photos of him and the car attending rallies. If we can come and see it in Malvern someday that would be good.

    Kind regards


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