Morgan Motor Company is releasing a limited edition 4/4 to celebrate its 80th anniversary. To complement this milestone, only 80 units will be made, all of which will be purely handcrafted and will showcase different features inspired by the early models.
The introduction of the first 4-4 from the company marked its change to 4-wheeled vehicles and started what would become the newest chapter in its history. Though it was first conceptualized in 1935, it was in October 15, 1936, that it made its official debut during the London Motor Show at Olympia.
At that time, the 4-4 was a lightweight and an affordable vehicle whose performance was proven during local trials done in the UK. Though the name was later changed to 4/4, it continued to be the basis for the company’s model range. It has since been in production for 80 years, taking a break only during World War II.
The year 2016 marks its 80 years as a successful British symbol and remains to be the world’s longest running production car. The limited edition version will come in 3 colors which include the traditional Morgan BRG, Dark Red, and Saxe Blue.
There will also be special features like the brass exterior accents, the brass center locks on its solid wheels, and the limited edition metal foil details. Its sports exhaust has a side exit which provides rather subtle performance improvements in addition to the highly distinguished exhaust note.
Making this version even more unique are the mohair roof, brass grille mesh, part tonneau cover, and quad bonnet strap. With regards to the interior, customers will be given the chance to customize it from choosing a wide range of leather as well as box weave carpet colour combinations.
The period Smiths have cream faces while the brass embellishers have a jewel-like detail. This works very well with the matte lacquered walnut dashboard. Completing the look are the door pull handles and door tops in leather plus a new assortment of trim details.
The company has placed a numbered plaque on each of the cars so customers will know that it is a part of the limited edition. Similar to the standard 4/4, the anniversary is equipped with the Ford Sigma 1.6-liter engine. It is also available in either the left-hand drive or right-hand versions.