The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire)

First limited-run Morgan Plus 4

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The first four Morgan Plus 4 70th Anniversar­y models have rolled off the firm’s Malvern production line, having been completed just before Morgan closed its factory for one month in response to the coronaviru­s outbreak.

The cars, which are limited to just 20, are priced at £60,995 each and celebrate seven decades since the car’s 1950 debut. These will be the last Plus 4 vehicles to incorporat­e a ladder chassis before the car switches to a new CX bonded aluminium platform for the next-generation vehicle.

Finished in a platinum exterior paint, each car has its chassis painted gold with satin grey wire wheels on all four corners. Inside, you’ll find an individual­ly numbered dashboard plaque, alongside heated seats and a fascia finished in Ravenwood.

The car’s engine has also been boosted by Morgan’s inhouse performanc­e team – Aero Racing – pushing power up to 180bhp from 154bhp. Morgan believes that this will see the

Plus 4 go from 0-62mph in “less than seven seconds”.

Steve Morris, Morgan chairman and chief executive, said: “It has been fantastic to witness the first Plus 4 70th Anniversar­y models complete production. They represent the last steel chassis models, and we are delighted to be able to celebrate such a significan­t milestone in this way.

“It’s a poignant moment as the first CX-Generation Plus Four models are built alongside the final steel chassis Plus 4 models.”

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