Conceived in 1935, the introduction of the 4-4 signalled Morgan’s move to 4 wheeled vehicles and the beginning of the next chapter in Morgan history. On the 15th of October 1936, the eagerly anticipated 4-4 debuted at the London Motor Show, held at Olympia. The modest 4-4 was a lightweight, affordable runabout that had been proven in local trials with great success across the UK. More recently known as the 4/4, this model has been a stalwart of the Morgan model range since its inception 80 years ago, and despite a short break during WWII, has been in continuous production ever since. And this year will be the 80th anniversary.
2016 marks 80 years of this automotive icon, a British success story and the longest running production car in the world. To celebrate, the Morgan Motor Company is proud to announce a limited edition 80th anniversary 4/4. Just 80 examples will be produced, each entirely hand crafted and featuring a multitude of new features inspired by the first cars.
Anniversary Edition Extra Features
Special features include solid wheels with brass centre locks, brass exterior accents and unique limited edition metal foil detailing. The 4/4 80th is offered in 3 colours; traditional Morgan BRG, Saxe Blue and Dark Red. A discreet side exit sports exhaust offers subtle performance improvements and a highly distinguished exhaust note. A quad bonnet strap, brass grille mesh, mohair roof and part tonneau cover further distinguish this model.
Anniversary Edition Interior
Customers can personalise the interior of their 80th 4/4 from a carefully selected range of leather and box weave carpet colour combinations. Period Smiths dials with cream faces and brass embellishers are a jewel-like detail against the matte lacquered walnut dashboard. Extended leather door tops, leather door pull handles and an array of new trim details complete the look. A numbered plaque reminds each owner that their car is 1 of 80 of these highly detailed limited edition vehicles.
Like the standard 4/4, the 80th edition uses a 1.6 litre Ford Sigma engine and is available in right and left-hand drive variants.
Note: Press release courtesy of Morgan Motor Company.