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1998 Morgan Plus 8

This could be among the most “convertible “ of Morgans ever

The development of the Plus 8 was led by Maurice Owen, an engineer taken on specifically for the role. The Plus 8 prototype was based on a modified chassis from the Plus 4, altered to accept the Rover alloy block 215 cu in (3.5 l) V8, purchased from GM-Buick in 1967. Plus 4’s Moss gearbox was carried over and the Salisbury 7HA axle was updated with a limited-slip differential. The chassis was developed in stages to accommodate gearbox changes in 1973 and 1976, the body widened in 1976 to accommodate the widened chassis and the wings widened to accommodate larger tires to handle the increasing power and trend for lower profile and wider tires. The original 1968 Plus 8 was 57 inches (1,400 mm) wide and the last was 64 inches (1,600 mm) (with an optional “widebody” at 67 inches (1,700 mm)) For several years in the 1960s the Plus Eight was the fastest-accelerating [...]

Morgan Plus 4 Club Sport

The entry level Morgan race car,

The Morgan Plus 4 Club Sport is the entry level Morgan race car, ideal for those looking to start racing, sprinting or hill climbing. A true British sports car that offers a reliable combination of road and race use. Choice of 4 Club Sport colours with contrasting Club Sport graphics.

1954 Jaguar XK120 Roadster

Ground-up Restoration, Matching Numbers, Flawless Condition

The XK120 was launched in open two-seater or (US) roadster form at the 1948 London Motor Show as a test bed and show car for the new Jaguar XK engine. The display car was the first prototype, chassis number 660001. It looked almost identical to the production cars except that the straight outer pillars of its windscreen would be curved on the production version. The sports car caused a sensation, which persuaded Jaguar founder and Chairman William Lyons to put it into production.

Beginning in 1948, the first 242 cars wore wood-framed open 2-seater bodies with aluminum panels. Production switched to the 1cwt or 112 lb (51 kg) heavier all-steel in early 1950. The “120” in the name referred to the aluminum car’s 120 mph (193 km/h) top speed (faster with the windscreen removed), which made it the world’s fastest production car at the time of its launch. In 1949 the first production car, chassis number 670003, was delivered [...]

Morgan Roadster
One of the latest Morgan models, the Roadster was released in 2004 as a replacement for the Plus 8. Identical to the latter, the car’s galvanised steel chassis was fitted with a new Ford V6 power plant with an output of 226 hp. The new engine along with other fittings led to an overall weight decrease which further aided the car into reaching a top speed of nearly 140 mph. Although slower than the updated Aero 8, the Roadster does share the first’s acceleration, being capable of running from 0 to 62 in only 5 seconds.

2003 Morgan Plus 8, 35th Anniversary Edition

The MOST DESIREABLE of all Plus 8s


The development of the Plus 8 was led by Maurice Owen, an engineer taken on specifically for the role. The Plus 8 prototype was based on a modified chassis from the Plus 4, altered to accept the Rover alloy block 215 cu in (3.5 l) V8, purchased from GM-Buick in 1967. Plus 4’s Moss gearbox was carried over and the Salisbury 7HA axle was updated with a limited-slip differential. The chassis was developed in stages to accommodate gearbox changes in 1973 and 1976, the body widened in 1976 to accommodate the widened chassis and the wings widened to accommodate larger tires to handle the increasing power and trend for lower profile and wider tires. The original 1968 Plus 8 was 57 inches (1,400 mm) wide and the last was 64 inches (1,600 mm) (with an optional “widebody” at 67 inches (1,700 mm)) For several years in the 1960s the Plus Eight was the [...]

2019 Morgan Plus Four, Tribute ‘65 America

New Morgan 4 Wheeler Component Car.

Introducing the latest Morgan
Plus 4, celebrating 110 years of
driving pleasure. The Morgan
Plus 4 now encompasses a range
of ‘110 edition’ options that add
performance and style at no extra
cost. As with every Morgan, the
Plus 4 is available in RHD or LHD
configurations, with an MPH or KPH
speedometer.
Powered by a Ford GDI 1999cc
engine, the Plus 4 offers a perfect mix
of responsive power, fuel efficiency
and balance, delivering an
exhilarating sports car package.

1958 Morgan Plus 4 DropHead Coupe

Morgan 100th Anniversary Best in Show Winner!!

The Plus 4 at its introduction was fitted with a 2088 cc engine based on that used in the Standard Vanguard, installed on a strengthened 4/4, chassis with a wheelbase lengthened by 4 in (102 mm). Hydraulic brakes, at first all drum, were fitted for the first time on a Morgan.
In 1953 a higher performance version was announced with the 1991 cc I4 engine as used in the Triumph TR2. A cowl that blended into the bonnet now surrounded the radiator grille. Front disc brakes became an option in 1959 and were standardized in 1960. From 1962 the engine was the Triumph TR4 unit, which increased displacement to 2138 cc.
In 1955 the less powerful 4/4 model re-appeared in phase II form. The 96 in (2,438 mm) wheelbase of the Plus 4 was adopted by the 4/4 when it reappeared in 1955, after which the two cars were for most purposes the [...]

Introducing the latest Morgan Roadster, powered by a 3.7 litre V6 engine, the Roadster is the most powerful model in Morgan’s range. The overall weight of only 950kg for this aluminum car spells a power to weight ratio of around 300bhp per tonne.

Power delivery is transmitted to the road through a limited slip differential with cone drive for good traction off the line.The 6 cylinder engine and 6 speed manual transmission creates an engaging driving experience whilst an abundance of torque means the Roadster is well suited for long tours.

Jack Murphy Morgan Jacket, Dark Brown
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