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peter rafter
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for sale at Silverstone Auction 31 july to aug
Registration: YSK 899
Year: 1954/58
Make: Morgan
Model: Supersport Plus 4
Chassis Number: T3114
Engine Capacity: 2138
A competitive historic racer that was actively raced in period. Works-built lightweight aluminium body
Very special all-steel, full-race engine with twin 45 Webers and original Lawrencetune manifold
Close-ratio gearbox; 4.1:1 GKN differential; aluminium short and long-distance race fuel tanks
Aluminium floors, sump, and rocker cover; Alfin rear brake drums
Complete with sundry bills, a V5 registration document, and current FIA HTP papers (2026)
Ccream hardtop
peter

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Mark Shears
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Hi Peter,

Good to see you again the other week at Donington.

The Morgan for sale at auction (again!) is the ex: Richards and then Jeff Stowe car.

It is owned by Sam Thomas at present.

Not a genuine Supersports (obviously!) but Jeff was always competitive in YSK...

Cheers,

Mark

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thank you Mark, and may I compliment you on your race support/mechanic attire at Donington.
So, starter for ten and no conferring, how may genuine super sports are there? and where are they? how many being used? raced ? and how many hidden in garages accumulating cobwebs????
hoe you bring tour fleet to Silverstone
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peter

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it did not sell
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Re: supersports

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There is another for sale by DM Historics. The car raced by Jochem at LMC 2018 and has a history of Dutch racing.

Peter I thought I recently commented as to the lack of racing ‘factory’ TR supersports. Apart from TOK (Keith) and XRX (Kremer) the only one racing is Simon King’s FOJ. Jim Deacon and John Clarke both raced SS cars but the cars have gone abroad. There are perhaps five or six road cars in UK including the one recently acquired by Ian Cummings

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Re: supersports

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Hi Peter,

Good to see you at Donington and look forward to seeing you again (socially distanced of course!) at Bentley Drivers Silverstone where the Shears/ Tisdall fleet will indeed be in attendance...!

Leigh is quite right that of the 104 Supersports originally made by the factory only a handful ever raced in period or do so today.

However many Plus Fours raced in period to what became known as 'Supersport' specification and indeed that continues to this day...

Cheers

Mark

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peter rafter wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:13 am
it did not sell
Well regardless of Factory SuperSports or not - it seems to be a lot of car for the money. I doubt you could build it for that price.

https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/eve ... ort-plus-4

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Andy
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And to put Andy's comment in to perspective YSK was sold by Bonhams at their Goodwood Revival sale only a couple of years ago for £68750.00

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Mark

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Re: supersports

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FOJ is currently in the 'garaged, accumulating cobwebs' group but hopefully will be out again soon...

FOJ and I raced against AR9 343 (DM Historics) at Le Mans Classic 2018. The car seemed to go very well, only being a little slow on approach to the pit entry, Jochem can explain that one .....

Simon

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