Morgan launches Plus 4 70th Anniversary Edition

Car marks end of steel chassis for British automaker

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Morgan releases an illustration of its 70th anniversary version of the Plus 4 | Morgan Motor Company photos

Morgan Motor Company celebrates 70 years of Plus 4 production in 2020 with the debut of the Plus 4 70th Anniversary Edition. In addition to the milestone anniversary, the new car marks the end of Morgan’s use of a steel chassis for the Plus 4. The company is switching to aluminum chassis.

The British automaker said only 20 of the anniversary-edition cars will be produced. Each will wear Platinum Metallic paint and will feature various upgrades, including individually numbers plaques and specially embroidered headrests. 

Engines also will be upgraded with Aero Racing engine controls and exhaust systems. Aero Racing is Morgan’s in-house tuning shop. Engines will produce 180 horsepower, 26 more than usual, with 0-100 km/h acceleration in less than 7 seconds, Morgan said.

The cars were priced — all already have been sold — at £60,995 ($79,470).

This was the 1950 prototype for the Mogan Plus 4

“As the design team creating the Plus 4 70th Anniversary Edition, our aim was to create a classic look, yet one that exudes the significance of what it represents,” said Jonathan Wells, head of Morgan design. “A mix of premium tones, high-quality materials, and exquisite details reflect the essence of the venerable Morgan Plus 4, and provide a fitting tribute to the steel chassis that has formed its backbone since it was launched in 1950.”

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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  1. Life is so cruel all I can do is sit and look at all these great automobiles and drool.at one point or another I have owned some of them as second hand roses.So much better than handling many of today’s cars.my dad used to have an order sheet for a Tucker and first car I remember is my dad’s Studebaker

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