Morgan began production of the Plus 4 in 1950 and today this model is still available in an almost unchanged look. Technically only little has changed to the underlying steel chassis. It also served other model series like the 4/4 or the Plus 8 as a basis. The Plus 4, however, became the best-selling sports car in the history of the brand – hardly surprising considering 70 years of production. Now Morgan is celebrating its anniversary with a strictly limited 70th Anniversary Edition of the Plus 4.
To mark the special anniversary, the chassis will be painted in gold. Above it sits the classic body, for which the exclusive color ‘Platinum metallic’ is available. In addition, there are light alloy wheels in satin dark grey, a front valance derived from the brand’s motorsport vehicles, and the Black Pack, which is otherwise subject to a surcharge and transforms the chrome accents to a black finish. Just in front of the windscreen, special 70th Anniversary logos are located on the sides of the bonnet.
These special logos can also be found as embroidery in the headrests and on a metal badge on the dashboard, which also shows the current limited edition number. In total, only 20 copies of this special edition model are produced. The heated performance seats and other interior components such as the door handles and the steering column are covered in the finest leather, while the dashboard features a raven wood finish. A matt black Mota-Lita steering wheel and dark grey carpets complete the look.
A powerful naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine with two liters capacity is concealed under the split, side-opening bonnet. From Morgan’s Aero Racing department comes a special engine management software that increases the power output from 156 to 180 hp. This reduces the acceleration time from zero to 100 kph (62 mph) to less than seven seconds. For a more powerful sound there is a sports exhaust system with a tailpipe coated in black ceramic. Prices for the 70th Anniversary Edition start from £ 60,995 (incl VAT), although Morgan has already received deposits for all 20 units from intersted customers. This special edition model also marks the end of production of the 70 year old steel chassis and the famous Plus 4 series. We show you the earliest prototype of the Plus 4 in our picture gallery. A few copies of the final model year can still be ordered through the Morgan dealers.