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In 1910, Frederick Stanley Morgan his first two-passenger Trike at Link, Worcestershire, UK. It was a three-wheeler so it could be registered as a motorcycle and avoid the road taxes levied on four-wheelers. HFS continued to similarly styled vehicles 1936, when he introduced a four-wheel car, the 4-4.

To day, the V8-powered Morgans (or propelled by electricity) remain firmly entrenched in the 1930s.

The (+4+) was a two-seat fiberglass with wind-up windows and Touring pretensions. They had a tall roof and wide (and as Morgan history this was to accommodate the six-foot-four-inch Morgan.

By the 1960s, many of the Companies had abandoned the pre-War and coachwork design, and were aerodynamic sports cars modern conveniences and creature Morgan decided to experiment in with the new +4+ which was introduced at the International Auto Show. The was a departure from tradition, and true Morgan fans against the new design.

Fearing the was about to change its course, began to order conventional +4s, giving Morgan a infusion of cash. In total, 26 examples of the +4+ were produced, and two bodies from EB Ware of were retained for spare In modern times, nearly all 26 have survived.

This was the London International Motor display car, built in and delivered afterward to Mr. Harry a Los Angeles university profession, in It came with chrome wheels and a luggage carrier.

Mr. Ingham had the wires replaced disc wheels.

The car remained in Mr. care until his passing in when it was acquired from his by Norwegian Morgan collector Hallen in Oslo.

The current a long-time Morgan racer, Dennis Glavis of Morgan to locate one. Glavis a deal for the Norwegian car. He arranged for the nut-and-bolt restoration of the original car.

The car has a Z-section tubing frame and a bolt-on body. It originally wore a exterior with a red leather This has been replaced a two-tone British Racing and pale yellow exterior honey-colored ostrich-hide treatment on the

The engine has been modified Carrillo rods and JE pistons, an cam, and ported and polished There is a pair of Weber carburetors, an extractor manifold, and a aluminum sump, bringing the to near-Super Sport specification. It is the engine can produce between horsepower. The Moss gearbox and axle have been

The sliding-pillar front suspension and shock absorbers have freshened. A Panhard rod was installed on the axle, and wire wheels on the Inside, there’s a Derrington wheel and a full complement of gauges, including a 140 mph speedometer, a redlined at 5000 rpm, and a gauge with ammeter, temperature, oil pressure, and fuel

The standard Morgan +4+ weighs 1800 lbs and was about 10 mph faster a +4 roadster, thanks to its aerodynamic This +4+ example, with its tuned engine, is much

In 2013, this car was offered for at the Bonhams Auction in Scottsdale, As bidding came to a close, the car had sold for the sum of $230,500 including premium.

In 2013, the car was offered for sale at Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. As came to a close, the car had been for the sum of $50,600 including buyer’s

By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2013

This rare car was number of the production run and was first owned by race driver G.B. – a man with over 400 wins!

The Morgan Plus 4 was a courageous attempt to modernize the 4; courageous but unsuccessful. Sales slow and only 26 were between 1964 and 1967.

the nearly streamlined glassfiber is a standard Plus 4 chassis, a decades’ old design, and a Triumph motor and transmission. The pushrod produces 110 horsepower and was mated to a transmission with synchromesh on the top gears. The front suspension was by grease and by engine oil which was via a button located under the pedal.

The rear suspension had leaf springs with a rear axle. Disc could be found in the front and in the rear. Performance was spirited and an over both the Plus 4 and because of its lighter weight and outer shape.

The windows made from glass, not with roll-up on the sides. weight was very impressive, at a 1800 pounds. With the 110 lightweight construction, and streamlined the +4+ was able to achieve a top speed of 115

The fiberglass bodywork was created by an supplier. In the front was the familiar designed grille positioned a traditional Morgan bumper. The of the car, though it appeared to be at fist glance, was fixed.

Inside, the cockpit area seating for two with a cargo behind and additional storage in the trunk.

Initial production were to reach 50 units, but three years and only 26 sold, Morgan decided to the project.

In 1936, the Morgan 4/4 was introduced as Morgan Motor first car. The ‘4-4′, would later come to be as ‘4/4′, stood for four and four wheels. The vehicles Morgan had produced prior to the 4-4 three-wheelers, with V-twin

Throughout the years, there been many variations, and series of the original ‘4-4′. of the ‘4-4′ has been nearly since the beginning, except for a halt-of-production during World War II. the war it manufactured anti-aircraft gun parts and components.

From 1936 1939, there were 663 versions produced. All with a Meadows transmission. They a 1122 cc. Coventry Cimax with overhead inlet and exhaust valves that 34 horsepower. The morgan was quick a top speed of 80 miles-per-hour and a 0 to sixty of around 28 seconds.

A year the introduction, a four-seater option available. Though not as popular as the 99 were produced from through 1939. In 1938 the coupe variation was introduced of 58 were produced between to 1939.

Production took a during World War II, but later From 1946 through 2490 more examples constructed and used a Standard 1256 cc. overhead cam engine 38.8 horsepower. A Moss was used in place of the Meadows The four-seater and drophead coupe were still available.

During the 1946 to 1950 frame, 140 four seaters and 106 coupes were produced.

In the Standard Motor Company Morgan that after the 1267 cc. engine would not be due to their ‘One Engine

In 1949, when the 1267 cc was no available, Morgan began a Vanguard 1.8 litre engine and to the public the ‘Plus Four’. a 2080cc Vanguard engine 68 horsepower was used. The front was improved, the frame was strengthened, and hydraulic brakes were on all four corners.

The top speed was 85 per hour with a zero to time of 17.9 seconds. competitively, the Plus Four was an success.

In 1954 the Vanguar was replaced with a Triumph TR2 cc. powerplant that provided 90 The zero to sixty time was now 13 seconds. The 100 mile-per-hour mark was achievable.

To help with the the radiator was placed beneath the

Morgan Plus 4

The Series II was introduced in 1955. of the Standard Special engine, a 100E engine utilizing a three-speed gear was used. The was capable of producing 36 horsepower.

of the Series II lasted five and ended near the end of 1960. 386 were produced.

In 1956, the 4 received a Triumph TR3 engine was capable of producing 100 horsepower. The could be ordered in lightweight bodies making them for competition. In 1959, performance and was enhanced by the addition of 11 inch disc brakes.

The Series III up where the Series II left Mounted in the front, the Ford 105E, 997 cc. engine was capable of 39 horsepower. The three speed was replaced with the four-speed adding to the performance of the vehicle.

During its production life which last from of 1960 through November of only 58 examples were

Following the Series III was the Series IV. It too had a short life span from October of 1961 March of 1963. The Series IV a Ford Classic 109E that now produced 23 more than its predecessor. With a of 62 horsepower and a Ford four-speed the Series IV was quick.

114 examples produced.

In 1961, the Plus 4 Sport was introduced. With the tuned Triumph engine 116 horsepower, speeds exceeding 115 were easily achieved.

The 4/4 V was introduced in February of 1963 and until March of 1968. 65 was produced from the Ford 116E engine. A Ford manual gearbox was still equipment.

During it’s span, 639 examples were

During the 1963 Earl’s Motor Show, Morgan the Plus 4 Plus. The Plus 4 featured a stronger Plus 4 glass fiber body, and a cc. Triumph TR4 engine.

The top speed was 100 miles-per-hour. Unfortunately, the car did not sell well and production ceased two later. Only twenty-six were produced.

In 1966, the TR engine was replaced with a supplied by Rover Motor The engine was an aluminum V8 engine brought about the Morgan 8, a project headed by Maurice The Plus 8 was not introduced to the public the 1968 Earls Court Show. The 3529 cc. V8 engine was of producing 160 horsepower at 5200

It was fast! With a 0 to sixty of 6.7 and a top speed of 125 mph, it was a substantial over the Plus 4.

In 1968, the was introduced. The name 1600 about due to its engine size of cc. The Ford Kent engine in different flavors. There was a that produced 70 horsepower, a GT and 2265E that both 95.5 horsepower.

Produced March of 1982, 3513 were created.

In November of the engine was replaced with a 1584 cc twin-cam engine and five-speed gearbox. The horsepower was now up to 98. Production continued until during which time 96 were created.

In March of a Ford 1597 cc CVH engine and four-speed gearbox powered the A Ford five-speed transmission the Ford Sierra replaced the in 1984. During the production span lasting from through November of 1991, examples were created.

In of 1991, a Ford 1597 cc CVH with electronic fuel and creating 100 horsepower was being

The Morgan 4/4 has stood the test of The light and sturdy frame with some impressive plants have made the practical, cost competitive, and fun to

By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2009

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