January 6, 2006
Morgan 4/4 reaches 70 years of production
Worcestershire, England – England’s Morgan Motor Company has announced that its Morgan 4/4, launched in 1936, has reached 70 years of continuous production, the longest of any model, and remains in full production. To celebrate, the company will issue a 70th Anniversary model.
Only 142 anniversary models will be built, two cars for every year of its production life since launch. Each car will be individually marked with the year it honours, and finished in period style, including period colours, trims and hood styles, standard specification of fold-flat windshield, vintage dashboard, sheepskin hood straps, and drilled steel wheels with chrome hubcaps. The Morgan’s construction of coachbuilt bodywork, a galvanized steel chassis, and aluminum panels over an ash frame are the same as the 1930s. Only about 10,000 have been built in 70 years.
The 70th Anniversary limited-edition cars meet all latest crash and emissions standards, and are powered by a 1.8-litre Ford engine. They will be priced at 27,950 pounds; production will run from January to November, 2006.