Morgan West Listing

Santa Monica, California

1998 Morgan Plus 8

This could be among the most “convertible “ of Morgans ever
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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 UK production car.
To mark the 35th year of production of its Plus 8, MMC released a commemorative ‘Anniversary Edition’ in 2003.
Following the discontinuation of the Rover V8, production of Plus 8 ended in 2004. A revised Plus 8, powered by a 4.8-liter BMW V8 engine, was introduced in 2012.
In 2014 Morgan announced a Limited Edition run of 60 Plus 8 ‘Speedster’ models. This limited run forwent the traditional roof in favor of a small fly screen and hidden roll bars behind the front seats. Pitched as an entry level Plus 8 model they went on sale for £69,999

  • 72 spoke wirewheels
  • Call for details
  • Leather seats
  • Luggage Rack
  • Manual Transmission
  • New tires
  • Wood rimmed steering wheel

Engine
Engine manufacturer: Rover 3.5-Litre V8 based on Buick Fireball 215
Engine type: spark-ignition 4-stroke
Fuel type: petrol (gasoline)
Fuel system: 2 carburetors
Charge system: naturally aspirated
Valves per cylinder:2
Valves timing:
Additional features:
SU HS6
OHV pushrod operated
Emission control: Emission standard:
Cylinders alignment: V 8
Displacement:3532 cm3 / 215.5 cui
Bore: 88.9 mm / 3.5 in
Stroke: 71.12 mm / 2.8 in
Compression ratio:10.5 : 1
Horsepower net:125 kW / 170 PS / 168 hp (net)/ 5200
Torque net: 284 Nm / 210 ft-lb/ 2700
Horsepower gross:137.2 kW / 187 PS / 184 hp (SAE)/ 5200
Torque gross:306 Nm / 226 ft-lb/ 3000
Redline rpm: 5750

Performance
Car power to weight ratio net:137.4 watt/kg / 62.3 watt/lb
Car weight to power ratio net: 7.3 kg/kW / 5.4 kg/PS / 11.9 lbs/hp
Fuel capacity: 62 liter / 16.4 U.S. gal / 13.6 imp. gal
Engine lubricant oil capacity: 5.7 liter / 6 U.S. qt / 5 imp. Qt with filter change
Engine coolant capacity:9.2 liter / 9.7 U.S. qt / 8.1 imp. qt
Battery capacity (Ah):59

This could be among the most “convertible “ of Morgans ever. In addition to the usual hood and side-screen removal.

  • The windscreen is easily removable by the owner
  • Brooklands aeroscreens are supplied with brackets installed
  • There is a no-glass windscreen frame with sunvisors and folding bracket
  • Custom Bimini hood is provided
  • Dayton wires and Michelin tires
  • Special welded radiator
  • Moto Lita wheel
  • All engine servicing and fluids are current
Year: 1998
Make: Morgan
Model: Plus 8
Mileage: Inquire
Transmission: 4-Speed Manual
Condition: Beautifully Maintained
Drivetrain: RWD
Engine: Rover 3.5-Litre V8
Exterior Color: Regency Red
Interior Color: Caramel
Pre-Owned: Pre-owned
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