Classic Car Catalogue

Morgan 1971

  wb: 4 cyl.
1597 cc
95.5 bhp (SAE)
V8 cyl.
3528 cc
184 bhp (SAE)
4/4 8' 0'' (244 cm) -
Plus 8 8' 2'' (249 cm) -

Great Britain

MORGAN PLUS 8 £1,627 (incl. P.T.)
If you want brutish performance, the way to get it is to drop a powerful engine into a light chassis. That's the recipe Morgan used to produce the Plus 8 and it works a treat. The engine is the 3.5 litre Rover V8, mated to a manual four-speed gearbox, and required to propel a car weighing much less than a ton. The combination produces acceleration figures of 0-60 in around six seconds, and a top speed of 125 m.p.h. The Plus 8 still looks like a Morgan of the vintage era, apart from its modern wheels, but it goes like a space-age rocket.

London show review

MORGAN 4/4 1600 2 str: £1,246 (incl. P.T.)
New safety features, including a dual braking system, are added this year to the 4/4, which still comes in two- and four-seater versions. It really is the last of the traditional sports cars, with a tremendous atmosphere about it. The bodywork has a hand-built wooden frame built on a separate chassis, into which is fitted the Cortina 1600 engine which you can have in varying stages of tune. It's a car built for fun and for motorists who are a bit nostalgic about the days of flat windscreens and doors cut away for elbow-room.

London show review

MORGAN 4/4 1600 4 str: £1,283 (incl. P.T.)
London show review