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Morgan Plus 4 70th anniversary editions
Morgan Plus 4 70th anniversary edition interior
Morgan Plus 4 70th anniversary edition dashboard plaque

THE chance to own an exclusive piece of motoring history for little more than £60,000 might seem too good to be true - and, in fact, it is.

For all 20 examples of a very special Morgan Plus 4 have already been allocated to customers - and even if the lucky buyers decide to sell on, the price is likely to soar.

For the Plus 4 70th Anniversary Edition models are the last to be built on Morgan's traditional steel frame chassis, a version of which has been in production since the Morgan 4-4 was first introduced in 1936.

Built to celebrate 70 years of Plus 4 production, each of the anniversary models will be individually numbered and built to a unique specification with several notable details.

The first four examples have just rolled off the production line at the company's factory in Malvern Link and it's likely to be some time before the next batch are built as Morgan has now taken the decision to close its factory to combat the spread of coronavirus - the first time production has been shut down since World War II.

First built in 1950, the Plus 4 has been one of the company's best-selling models throughout seven decades of production and is being replaced by a new model built on an aluminium platform.

Each of the £60,995 anniversary models will carry a numbered plaque on the dashboard and a specially embroidered headrest. The steel chassis is painted in gold, highlighting its significance in Morgan's 111-year history, and all the cars will be finished in platinum metallic with satin-finished dark grey wire wheels.

Inside the Anniversary Edition, the heated sports seats are trimmed in exclusively-sourced fine grain leather with the dashboard finished in Ravenwood veneer, dark grey box weave carpets and a satin black Mota-Lita steering wheel.

Other fitted-as-standard extras include a leather-trimmed steering cowl and door handles, mohair hood cover and sidescreen storage bags. Footwell lighting, and an exclusive commemorative photographic build record are also included with the car.

Under the distinctive long bonnet the 70th Anniversary Edition's two-litre engine has been re-mapped by Aero Racing, Morgan's in-house motorsport specialists, raising power from 154bhp to 180bhp cutting the 0-62mph sprint time to less than seven seconds.


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