TOK 258 Morgan +4

TOK 258 owes it special place in Morgan motorsport history to Christopher Lawrence, who bought the nearly new Plus Four in 1958. He went on to win the Freddy Dixon Trophy in 1959, with 19 wins out of 23 rounds, and in the same year secured the two-litre lap record at Silverstone and led the two-litre class during the Goodwood TT.

In 1962 Christopher and co-driver Richard Shepperd-Baron drove TOK to victory in the two-litre class at the ’24 heures du Mans’. Following the car’s Le Mans success it went on to secure a class win in the 1963 Grand Prix due Spa three-hour GT race, a class win at the Nurburgring and another finish in the Goodwood TT. In 1965 the car won the Freddy Dixon Trophy for a second time.

Following several years when the car was unseen on the race circuit, TOK 258 was purchased by Rick Bourne in 2001 who carried out a sympathetic restoration of the car in order to return her to the track.

TOK 258 Notable Events
Year Venue Event Result
1959 Various UK Freddy Dixon Trophy Championship 1st Overall
1959 Brands Hatch Autosport Championship 2nd
1960 Silverstone International 2 litre Lap Record
1960 Goodwood Tourist Trophy 8th 2 litre class
1961 Spa GP de Spa Crashed
1961 Nurburgring 1000km Retired
1962 Nurburgring 1000km Retired
1962 Le Mans Le Mans 24 hr 1st 2 litre GT
1962 Goodwood Tourist Trophy 2nd 2 litre GT
1963 Spa 500km 1st 2.5 litre GT
1963 Nurburgring 1000km 1st 2.5 litre GT
1963 Goodwood Tourist Trophy Led 2 litre class
1963 Monza Coppa Inter Europe Retired
1965 Various UK Freddy Dixon Trophy Championship 1st Overall