1933 Morgan Sports Runabout w/Trailer
- Chassis: D672
- Trailer Chassis: CA1029741
- 76k Miles Shown, TMU
- Replacement 990cc Matchless V-Twin
- Manual Three-Speed Gearbox w/Reverse
- Light Yellow Ivory Paint w/Tan Fenders
- Cognac Leather Upholstery
- Black Soft Top
- 18" Wire-Spoke Wheels
- Luggage Rack
- Dual Exhaust System
- 12-Volt Alternator
- Hydraulic Front Brakes
- Tonneau Cover
- Jack & Hand Crank
- Custom Single-Axle Trailer
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This 1933 Morgan Sports Runabout is a right-hand-drive example that is finished in light yellow ivory over cognac leather and powered by a replacement liquid-cooled 990cc Matchless V-Twin paired with a three-speed manual transmission with reverse. Equipment includes a black soft top, a luggage rack, a dual exhaust system, a body-mounted spare tire, a 12-volt alternator, an electric radiator fan, hydraulic front drum brakes, 18″ wire-spoke wheels, and reverse-open doors. The car was reportedly imported into the US in 1973, refurbished under prior ownership in 1999, and was acquired by the seller in 2005. Service in 2020 and 2021 included changing the engine and gearbox oil and lubricating the suspension. This Sports Runabout three-wheeler is offered with a custom single-axle trailer, a tonneau cover, a jack, a hand crank, a toolbox, Morgan three-wheeler and Matchless literature, historical photos of the car, and clean California titles in the seller’s name for both the car and the trailer.
The barrel-back body is said to have been fitted with a replacement wooden frame and sheetmetal prior to being repainted light yellow ivory with tan fenders under prior ownership. Equipment includes a black soft top, a split windscreen, a luggage rack, a driver-side mirror, a Union Jack insignia behind the body-mounted spare tire, a chrome radiator top tank, a driver-side windshield wiper, a side-exit exhaust system, headlights, and taillights. The seller notes that the left-front fender and the forward corners of both door frames are cracked, the paint is chipped, and both windshield panels have cracks.
Body-color 18″ wire-spoke wheels wear blackwall tires. Suspension consists of pillar-mounted sliding axles, coil springs, and shocks up front and a swingarm mounted with leaf springs at the rear. Braking is from drums at all three wheels, the front of which have been converted to operate hydraulically.
The right-hand-drive cockpit is finished in cognac leather and equipped with rubber floor coverings, reverse-hinged doors, and a compartment behind the seat that holds the battery, a hand crank, a modern scissor jack, and a toolbox.
A four-spoke steering wheel has hand controls for spark advance, choke, and throttle while the two foot pedals operate the brakes and clutch. A replacement wood dash contains a black center instrument console housing a 70-mph speedometer and an amperage gauge. The five-digit odometer shows 76k miles, 5k of which were added under current ownership. Total mileage is unknown.
Power is provided by a replacement liquid-cooled 990cc Matchless V-Twin that is said to have been overhauled under prior ownership and is mounted ahead of the radiator. The engine features a partially exposed valvetrain, a centrally mounted Amal carburetor with twin float bowls, an electric radiator fan, and a dual exhaust system with bolt-on “Smithy” mufflers. A chain-driven 12-volt alternator is located in front of the rear wheel, and the seller notes the alternator whines when engaged. Corrosion is noted on the mufflers.
Power is sent to the rear wheel through a three-speed manual gearbox with reverse and a drive chain.
A custom single-axle trailer to hold the car is included in the sale and is equipped with a Class 1 hitch, a spare tire, a removable trailer tongue, a jack stand, a manual winch, and tail lights.
Morgan Three-Wheel literature and a Matchless engine instruction booklet are included in the sale.
Historical photos of the car can be viewed in the gallery.
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