It is remarkable that Morgans are still made, but there is many a gent with a cloth cap and corduroys who is grateful that they are. Derived from the first four-wheeled Morgans of 1936, this is the car that buoyed Morgan on after the war while many of the old mainstays of the British auto industry wilted around it.
This is the car that combined the stylish elegance of a bygone automotive era with the latest technology to create a handsome roadster that respects and enhances that great British habit of producing special hand-built sports cars.
Some people just refuse to move with the times — and thank goodness for that. At least so say the fans (there are many) of the Morgan Motor Company. Founded in 1909, Morgan is based in rural Worcestershire and hand-assembles fine British sports cars that are so coveted that there is inevitably a (sometimes lengthy) list containing the names of those who have put down deposits and can’t wait (but must) for their brand-new Morgan to be ready.
The company was famous for its three-wheelers when Morgan announced its that ‘4-4 — four wheels and four cylinders’ cars in 1936. It returned from war production in 1950 with its Plus-4, a commercial success but a demographic step too far upmarket for the marque’s core enthusiasts.