Type: Used Year: 1998 Make: MORGAN Model: PLUS EIGHT Trim: 3.9 Rover V8 Body: Convertible Trans: Manual Mileage: 39500 Engine Size: 3879 Ext Color: Rosso Red
Type: Used Year: 1999 Make: MORGAN Model: PLUS EIGHT Trim: 4.6 Body: Convertible Trans: Manual Mileage: 25686 Engine Size: 4596 Ext Color: Sport Red
In 1963, Morgan Motors unveiled a very un-Morgan-like sports car at the annual Earls Court Motor Show. Sitting alongside its traditional, 30s-styled machines was a glassfiber-bodied coupe unlike anything produced by the company before. The Morgan Motor Company was founded in 1909 by H.F.S. Morgan, who produced a series of 3-wheeled cyclecars for the first twenty-seven years of the firm. Four wheeled vehicles didn’t arrive until 1936 with the aptly named 4-4 (four wheels, four cylinders), a car which would form the basis for virtually every Morgan produced through to today. It seemed that once Morgan found a formula that worked, they stuck with it doggedly. The early cars, known colloquially as “flat-rad” were subtly restyled in the late 1950s to feature a more rounded radiator shroud and grille that remains a trademark to this day; a look that enthusiasts have come to expect from a Morgan. And much like Morgan the company, Morgan buyers have certain expectations about what a Morgan should be, how it should look and how it should be built. “Quirky and staunchly traditional” are terms that can be used to describe both Morgan sports cars and their loyal enthusiasts. With that background, it is perhaps easier to understand why Peter Morgan’s Plus 4 Plus was not widely accepted or understood when it made its appearance at Earls Court. The Plus 4 Plus was a dramatic departure for the company – while it utilized a fairly standard Plus 4 chassis and Triumph TR4 engine, it was wrapped in a svelte, stylish and fully enveloped body that only hinted at its Morgan roots via the familiar radiator grille. Eschewing the traditional separate fenders and pre-war looks, the Plus 4 Plus looked completely modern – and yet it still retained the traditional chassis with its sliding pillar front suspension and cart-sprung rear axle. Instead of steel, the new car was bodied in fiberglass (produced by E.B. Plastics Ltd) that was reinforced with steel tubing and structural plywood. The new Morgan was considerably lighter than the Triumph TR4 that shared its running gear, so performance was quite brisk. Given the fact that it rode on a standard Plus 4 chassis, the Plus 4 Plus shared its sibling’s excellent handling and braking – cornering flat, with direct and precise unassisted steering. Despite its strengths, the car was a bit of an anomaly, one that inadvertently alienated traditional Morgan buyers with its modern style, yet didn’t appeal to new customers because of its quirky, seemingly outdated underpinnings. As a result, the Plus 4 Plus was a commercial failure, with just 26 examples produced in total over four years. Of course, modern opinions have changed and the Plus 4 Plus is a now a serious and highly desirable collector car, a holy grail of sorts among cars from the famous Malvern-based marque. While any Morgan Plus 4 Plus is a very special machine, our featured car stands above the others in the fact that it was the very first production example that was exhibited at the Earls Court Motor Show in 1963. In addition, there are photos of this car being used by Peter Morgan himself. It retains its original registration number of DUY997B as well as its tax disc from December of 1963. The exceptional history is backed by an exquisite restoration performed by the British car experts at Safety Fast Restoration of Mansfield, Ohio to concours standards. This rare Plus 4 Plus presents in lovely condition, wearing attractive maroon paintwork over the excellent composite body. The restoration was done to a very high standard of quality, but was also carefully judged as to not erase the character of Morgan’s first fiberglass car. The paint and detailing are to a very high level, which is reflected in the car’s award-winning appearances at world-class events such as the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in 2015 and the Ault Park Concours d’Elegance. The body, which retains factory-appropriate gaps and panel fit, is nicely detailed with an original luggage rack, Lucas fog lamps and chrome wire wheels shod with correct type Michelin XAS radial tires. Morgan continued the modern experience with its cozy, two-passenger fixed-head cockpit. The traditional plank dash was ditched in favor of a stylish and modern molded piece that was fitted with an array of standard Morgan instrumentation in an aircraft style layout. In our car, the instruments back a Brooklands four-spoke banjo-type steering wheel and lovely gray leather upholstery covers the seats and door cards, while wind-up windows kept occupants dry in all weather conditions – a far cry from the fussy and rudimentary weather equipment of its sibling models. The leather seats, carpets and interior fittings have been restored to show-quality standards in keeping with the rest of this fine automobile. Triumph’s gutsy and eager 110 horsepower engine is essentially unchanged as lifted from the TR4A. It is backed with a four-speed manual gearbox that features synchronizers on the top three cogs. The unit is detailed to factory-correct standards and presents in excellent order in the engine bay. Fully restored by British sports car specialists, it runs and drives beautifully, with that signature Morgan nimbleness and darty precision, as well as the addicting torque and rasp from the Triumph four-cylinder. This exceptionally rare and desirable Morgan not only wears a fabulous restoration, but it is the very first production example and perhaps the most famous of all 26 Plus 4 Pluses constructed, having first appearing for the world to see at the Earls Court Motor Show. Since the restoration was completed, it remains in outstanding show-quality condition and is ready for action on the road or concours circuit.
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Variant name:SUPER SPORTS INJECTION , Williams Morgan are proud to offer for sale this stunning Morgan Plus 4 finished in British Racing Green with black PVC interior. A truly British car. Full specification includes: 2.0 Rover engine, chrome wire wheels, CD Player, full PVC weather gear, tonneau cover, luggage rack, full width bumpers. Car Williams today on 01454315112.
Williams Morgan are proud to offer for sale this stunning brand new Morgan Plus 4 GDI finished in the most classic colour scheme going. Full spec includes: 6 x 15 Stainless steel wire wheels (x5), Upholstery in Ivory, Carpet in Green piped in yarwood, Brown Velvet Wooden dashboard, Radio CD inc. speakers and aerial, Morgan logo embroidered on headrests, Green Coloured upholstery piping, Over riders front and rear, Green Mohair hood pack inc. side screens, side screen bag and tonneau,, Silver mesh grille, Connaught Green, Paint protection film, Elasticated door pockets, Wooden Wheel, Chassis Covers, Union Jack Badges, Chrome Rear View Mirror, Convex Side Mirrors, Call Williams today on 01454315112
Variant name:1.9 ,Variant: Super Sport
Variant: 2.0 GDI Williams Morgan are proud to offer this stunning Morgan Plus 4 with a huge specification. Finished in Mercedes Nayarit Silver metallic with Magnolia Waterproof leather this Morgan is a real head turner and embodies the traditional personification of what is a British sports car. The full spec: Exterior: Metallic paintwork, full mohair weather gear, Over riders, paint protective film, mesh grill, stainless stone guard, convex side mirrors, spare wheel, 15 inch stainless wire wheels, union jack badges. Black Pack, Luggage Rack, Stainless Convex Mirrors, tread rubbers, badge bar, V6 Stainless wire wheels, Power Steering, Coloured wing beading, Interior: Mullberry water proof leather, Maroon piping, Maroon carpets, Velvet dash, stainless rear view mirror, 13 inch dish mota lita wheel, stainless boss, chassis covers, door pockets, Heated seats, Radio/ CD Player, Air Conditioning, Electric start Button, Map reading Light, Door Check Straps, Sun Visors, Clock, For all inquiries and information please call our sales team to book you earliest possible viewing test drive on 01454315112
Variant name:1.9 ,Variant: 2.0 GDI Williams Morgan are proud to offer for sale this this stunning Morgan Plus 4 GDI finished in the stunning Connaught Green with Biscuit leather interior. We sold this car new and now it has come back to us. She has a stunning specification and is all ready to drive away today. The full specification includes: Exterior: Solid paint, over riders, mesh grille, stainless stone guard, luggage rack with side screen holder, paint protection film, green mohair hood, green tonneau cover, green side screen bag, door handles, stainless wire wheels, Interior: biscuit leather piped green, embroidered head rests, walnut dash, black dials, leather mota lita wheel, stainless boss kit, green carpets piped biscuit, chassis covers. A stunning Morgan. Call Williams today on 01454315112.
Variant: 4 Seater Williams Morgan are proud to offer for sale this lovely Morgan 4 seater finished in Indigo blue with stone leather interior. This car benefits from a turbo conversion that was carried out by the previous owner by Mog Sport. She sounds fantastic and drives just as well. The full spec includes: Indigo blue paint, stainless full width bumpers, sports exhaust, turbo conversion, wing top running lights, convex mirrors, cibe osca large spot lights, union jack badges, hidden librands badge bar, luggage rack, stone pvc hood, tonneau and hood back cover, stainless bulk head, walnut dash, mota lita wooden wheel, convex side mirrors, stainless rear veiw mirror, wooden gear knob, map reading light, painted silver wire wheels. A large spec on a stunning car. Ready to enjoy for the summer. Call Williams Morgan on 01454315112.
Variant name:Sports ,Variant: Bespoke Plus 4 This stunning Morgan Plus 4 was supplied by Williams and has returned to us. Full Morgan service history and perfectly looked after. Full spec below. The full specification includes: Indigo Blue, Stone Leather, Blue Carpets, Sports Seats, Walnut Dash, PVC Easy Up Hood, Tonneau Cover, Wooden Mota Lita Wheel, Chassis Covers, Organ Pedal, Radio Cd Player, Full Width Bumpers, Full Luggage Rack, 15" Stainless Wire Wheels, Clock, Door Pockets Extra Tread Rubbers, Mesh Grill, Map Reading Light. Call today for more information on 01454 315112
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