Morgan sports cars are still produced at the factory much in the same way as they have been for more than 100 years
One of the most amazing companies in the automotive world is the Morgan Motor Company of Great Britain. Morgan was founded in 1910 and is somehow still a privately held, family run business, building sports cars in much the same way that they have been building them since the company began.
There are no assembly lines, no automated anything. The Morgan car was and still is a completely handmade car, something that sets Morgan apart from every other car manufacturer. The cars are built one at a time by people who care and love what they are doing, many of them the sons, daughters or grandchildren of former employees.
The fact that Morgan still builds great vintage sports cars in 2017 is nothing short of a miracle. The Pick of the Day is now 50 years old, a 1967 Morgan Plus 4 four-seater located in Stratford, Connecticut.
Morgan cars always seem to have interesting stories, and this one is no exception. According to the seller, this car was ordered new from the factory by a NATO officer stationed in the UK that was to be used when he was in England. When his tour was up, it returned home with him to the United States.
The dealer seller knows this car well, having sold it to its current owner 10 years ago, according to the ad on ClassicCars.com. The seller, a noted expert in Morgan cars, says that this Morgan has an excellent chassis, excellent wood floors and framing (very important as replacing wood requires taking the entire car apart), excellent rear wheel wells and dark green paint in excellent shape.
The correct leather interior is also in very good condition, showing minimal signs of wear, the ad says, and the chrome, trim, engine bay, wiring and electrics are all in excellent shape. The car features a new top, side curtains, and tonneau cover, all items that are expensive to replace if not in good shape.
The engine shows no exhaust smoke when running, the seller adds, and has excellent oil pressure and compression, and the car is fast.
There is really no other car like a Morgan; the driving experience is pure 1950s. They are simple to maintain and as collector cars, that seem to always at least hold their values. This Plus 4 has an advertised price of $39,900, which is market correct for a car this nice.
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day