First Morgan Plus Four 70th anniversary models roll off line

Inside, each car will carry an individual numbered dashboard plaque. Heated “performance” seats will be trimmed in black leather (with monogrammed head restraints) and fascias will be finished in Ravenwood, a wood so dark that design boss Jon Wells describes it as “almost piano black”.

The 70th anniversary cars will come with a special engine map configured by Morgan’s in-house performance arm, Aero Racing, and a new exhaust from the same source. These lift power from the standard 154bhp to 180bhp, shaving around a second off the 0-62mph time, now “under seven seconds”. More important than the stopwatch time, Morgan experts say, is the fact that the engine revs much more freely.

Though Morgan’s 4/4 and Roadster models have also used the steel ladder chassis, the 70th Anniversary Plus Four will be the company’s only move to mark the chassis change across its range.

Morgan bosses had planned for the whole batch to be ready for delivery during April, but with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic forcing a temporary shutdown, those orders are expected to be completed once restrictions are lifted. 


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