1965 MORGAN FACTORY BUILT LIGHTWEIGHT 4 PLUS 4 VINTAGE RACE CAR RARE SCCA For Sale
Description 1965 MORGAN FACTORY BUILT LIGHTWEIGHT 4 PLUS 4 VINTAGE RACE CAR RARE SCCA
1965 MORGAN LIGHTWEIGHT 4/4 RACER
This race car was built at the Morgan factory in England by Tivvy Shenton under instruction from Charles Smith and financed by Peter Morgan the president of Morgan Car Comany at that time in 1970-1971. Weighing only 1300 lbs the car was very successful, with special light weight one piece extra wide bodywork, with no doors. Completely redesigned front and rear suspensions. A full race Cosworth BDA and Sierra gear box. It was then sold to John Sheeley of Richmond Virginia. He raced the car in various SCCA & associated auto club events in the 1990's, winning the majority of the events he entered. He then sold the car to Paul Merrigan in 2002 who continued racing the car in SCCA, SCCA Vintage, VARA, HSR & SVRA events until 2011 when it was sold to Mac McGarry.
Tivvy Shenton now operates Tivvy's Autocraft in Danville VA. He has confirmed the provenance of this car.
This is a significant car. All background information we have available, will be included in the sale. We have a folder with emails, vintage pictures and letters about the car.
As stated originally this car came with a BDA & Siera gear box, it now has new race FORD 1600cc Crossflow Kent engine with 165 HP and a Lotus Elan close ratio gearbox.
THIS CAR IS RACE READY!
NOT REGISTERED FOR STREET USE.
A totally new Ford Kent 1600 cross-flow has been built and installed Jan 2016
Engineering by Hi-Perform to full race specifications
Balanced to 10,000 RPM
12-5:1 forged pistons, flowed head, dual Weber 40 DCOE carbs
All internals shot peened, extractor exhaust
"Petronix" ignition, electric fuel pump and approved fuel cell
Reduction starter, alloy radiator & oil cooler
HD Ford 4 speed gear box close ratio Lotus Elan
Ford Atlas HD Escort rear differential, four linked with "Atlas-Armstrong" locker
Two ratios available 4.375 (currently installed) & 5.14 gears included with sale.
Koni adjustable coil-over shocks all round
"AP Lockheed" 4 pot calipers, vented front rotors with Girling rear units on discs
Carbon fiber brake pads all around
New Willans seat belts 2018
On board fire systems
"Strange Engineering" safety hubs all around
There is some cosmetic body cracking around the headlight shown in the pictures otherwise body work is in fine condition.
The car can been shipped out of Burnaby BC V5J 4R9 Canada or Blaine WA 98230 USA. It is the buyers responsibility to arrange shipping. We are unable to arrange shipping services or give shipping quotes. The car is approximately 1500lbs, we recommend it be shipped in an enclosed trailer, roll-on roll-off. Approx size is 7' wide x 13' long. If you require any other information regarding shipping please contact us.
A deposit is due via Paypal within 48 hours of the auction closing. The balance is due within 10 days of the auction closing via certified bank draft or wire transfer. The car will be released when all funds have cleared.
If you have any questions please contact us.