1984 Morgan Plus 8 | Hagerty – Classic Car Price Guide

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Morgan Plus 8

1984 Morgan Plus 8 Classic Car Price Guide

of the 1968-2004 Morgan Plus

Morgan’s Plus Four had produced since 1954 the Triumph 4-cylinder engine, the majority of production going to the States. With the introduction of the TR6, however, the 4-cylinder was being discontinued and Morgan had to something new for their most model.

Rover unsuccessful to buy Morgan, but discussions exposed the of using Rover’s V8 in Morgan’s generation automobile. A V8-powered would have undeniably performance over the 4-cylinder as the Plus 8 could run to 60 in 6.7 seconds, than the more modern from competitors and on par with Italian exotics of the day – the Lamborghini wouldn’t have been to shake a Plus 8 to 60.

The U.S. had been an important for the Plus Four, but homologation not come as easy for the Plus 8. New rules and safety regulations difficult for a small manufacturer to Bill Fink, an American who for Oxford, figured out how to get Morgans into the States. Don’t the regulations – avoid them. By the Rover V8 to propane, Fink Morgans that required no

Safety requirements were as well. Fink’s Isis of San Francisco was the only U.S. of Morgans until Win Sharples an east coast dealership in the Importing Plus 8s required and more effort – airbags standard in 1999, although importers had to reinforce doors and to meet regulations.

Visors, reflectors, and door buzzers also installed stateside. By most of this work was at the factory and not by the importers.

Morgan Plus 8

The Plus 8 was produced with displacements of the Rover V8, from 3.5 to 3.9, and finally 4.0 with the of the airbag cars in 1999. got a little wider, from 57 in 1968 to a maximum of 67 inches in to accommodate wider tires. finally ceased in 2004 the end of the Rover V8.

All models retained the characteristic of the front end, as the front copes with road the same way the first Morgan did in using a sliding pillar set up.

a collection standpoint, Morgans can be Up until 2004, after a new one could be ordered, thus down the appreciation potential for an car. And although the traditional is no longer available in the States, dealerships divvy demand for the generation Morgan, the Aero, and can a new chassis and frame for an older 8 restoration, built by some of the 150 of the factory.

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