Morgan announced in late 2019 it would be ending production of its steel chassis, which has been used as the basis for most of the company’s cars for the past 83 years. One of the cars that uses that chassis is the company’s Plus 4 roadster. The company is honoring the end of Plus 4 production with a commemorative 70th-anniversary edition, complete with more power and a handful of bespoke touches.
Morgan plans on building just 20 examples of its 70th-anniversary edition Plus 4. All will receive a chassis painted in gold (a first for Morgan) and a 2.0-liter Ford engine making 180 horsepower (up from 154). There’s also an Aero Racing sports exhaust fitted with a ceramic black tail pipe. Morgan estimates the changes have resulted in a Plus 4 that can do the 0-60 run in less than seven seconds.
Other changes include dark grey wire wheels, a reworked motorsport-inspired front valence, a veneer dash, and unique interior trim with embroidered headrests and an individually numbered plaque. Morgan has only released one sketch of the car (shown above) so far.
The 70th-anniversary edition Plus 4 will start at £60,995 including tax (around $79,400) in the United Kingdom. Morgan hasn’t said whether any examples have been allocated to North America (or the rest of the world). If you’ve always wanted a steel-bodied Plus 4, now might be your last chance. The company’s entire lineup will be replaced with cars using its new CX-generation aluminum architecture by the end of 2020.
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