1959 Morgan +4 Historic Race Car For Sale – SuperSports Specification

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1959 Morgan +4 Historic Race Car For Sale – SuperSports Specification

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Well known historic racer the late Mike Bell’s Morgan +4 racecar ‘Baby Blue’ is offered For Sale.

Registration No: LSK 689 - Engine Capacity: 2138cc

The car is a 1959 +4 built up to Period F Homologation 1965 and has current FIA HTP papers (valid until end of 2026). It has a TR4 engine by MASS Engineering with dynamometer graphs showing 179 BHP and 164 lb-ft torque.

As with all Mike’s cars the +4 is in excellent condition having been relatively lightly used in recent years.

Previous owners include;
John Teague (Morgan author)
Bill Wykeham
Douglas Blain
Colin Pearcy

Notable competitions include;
Tour Auto France - 1997 1998 1999 – Bill & Judy Wykeham
Goodwood TT – 1999 – Bill Wykeham with Charles Morgan
Goodwood Fordwater Trophy – 2000 2001 2002 Bill Wykeham and Douglas Blain
Gentleman Drivers Race Series – 2002 2003 2004 – Douglas Blain
Silverstone Classic – 2009 Mike Bell

Guide Price: Offers in excess of £75,000.

For further information please contact James Paterson at;
J.A. Paterson & Co Ltd
& Rumford Ltd
Manor Farm, Dilham,
North Walsham,
Norfolk NR28 9PZ

Email: japdilman@gmail.com

Also for sale from Mike’s estate (images below);
Gilbern GT Racecar
Ford Escort Group 2 Racecar
Ford Escort RS1600 Roadcar
Ford Escort RS2000 Roadcar

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Re: 1959 Morgan +4 Historic Race Car For Sale – SuperSports Specification

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UPDATE 25/11/20

ALL the cars from Mike Bell's estate are to be sold at auction with 'No Reserve'

Classic Car Auctions Silverstone - Online Auction Saturday 12th December 2020

Link here: Mike Bell

Scroll down and you'll find them tagged as 'The Mike Bell Collection'

Have Fun, or even bid !

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Re: 1959 Morgan +4 Historic Race Car For Sale – SuperSports Specification

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HAMMER PRICES be4 20% fee
plus 4. £61k
The Norwich liveried escort hit. £75 k
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Escort appeared to be bought in by auctioneer boss Nick Whale who made some nice comments about Mike Bell.

The Mog seemed to struggle to reach its sale price

The Gilbern racer was cheap but then I saw on ten tenths chat it was bought by a group including Mike Bell’s sister Mary who hopes to race it in future.
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And the airstream was unsold at 65K! It was "sold" at silverstone auctions in November at 79K but not paid for by purchaser(!)... and was on ebay the month before at 69.
Luckily, my paddle remained down.
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And what did your paddle jump up for ?
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Baby Blue sold for £69,052 including commission.

There were 4 bidders all on the phone for it and bidding was enthusiastic.

It was finally down to two bidders and I think the winning bidder may have had more steam had it gone higher.

Is it anyone we know...?

Cheers,

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Leigh Sebba wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:43 pm And what did your paddle jump up for ?
I have trouble getting it up these days
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Who bought the Morgan? We do not know, and the auctioneers are not allowed to divulge details of to whom, or where it went, No doubt time will reveal all, but if I remember correctly much of the early bidding for the car was from Germany.

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