1930 Morgan 3 Wheeler

Aero Super Sports
$50,400
Sale Price
$50,000 - $75,000
Est. Range
No
Reserve
13 August 2021
Sold Date
21
Lot Number
#3+
Older restoration
Bonhams
Auction House
Chassis no. M301; Engine no. 9093S. Green over black. RHD, 1100/41hp JAP V-twin, 2-speed manual, white painted wire wheels, chain drive, wood dash, wood shift knob, Smiths dash clock.

Evaluation: Good paint and restored engine. Solid interior. The body panels aren’t completely straight but they probably never were. Well restored to appropriate standards for what it is and it looks like a blast. Rarely seen in this country, and high specs for a classic three-wheeler.

Bottom Line: This price is only a few grand short of the starting price of a new Morgan 3 Wheeler. The new one is of course a lot faster and more usable, but the classic ones have a certain charm and fun factor that only old cars can provide. Vintage three-wheelers aren’t easy to find on our shores, and this one appears ready to go on an adventure. It’s a solid value at this price but not the Aero Super Sports as it was cataloged and that accounts for the difference between the hammer bid and the pre-sale estimate range.

by Andrew Newton
2 September 2021

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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
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Condition #2: Excellent
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Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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