Embarking upon the
commercial success of the other recent "trads", the 4/4 Sport and the Roadster
Sport, the Morgan Motor Company announced the latest version of this cheaper
model at the end of 2010: the 2-litre Ford engined Plus 4 Sport.
Akin to the
others, the rear panel features a Morgan wings badge instead of a cut out for
the spare wheel. This gives the model a very smooth look, while with the current
tyre techniques and road surfaces a spare wheel is hardly necessary nowadays.
Morgan no longer needs to prove its reliability in trials, as it did in early
years, while competing in production Morgans is hardly considered nowadays.
Therefore, who needs a spare tyre??
The range of available Morgan models has become rather
extensive now. Of all "trad" 2-seater models, there's a normal and a Sports
version,while the Plus 4 and Roadster have a 4-seater variety too!
Early November 2010, the Plus 4 Sport had just been taken into full production
and was on display in the Visitor's Centre.
Note its neat appearance, large rear window, the upturned
license plate holder (for better ground clearance) and the quick release filler
cap. This filler cap was first fitted to the Le Mans 62 models and has remained
comparison with earlier models are the round reflectors, instead of rectangled
ones, slighly off set under the indicators.
The Plus 4 Sport model received some
extra publicity in the second weekend of November 2010, when it participated in
the Lord Mayor;s Parade in London.
A special MMC trailer was prepared, on
which the Plus 4 was transported and which housed the MMC display.
Quite a number of Morgan employees
enjoyed an outing to London, as they were selected to be part of the promotion
During the parade, which was watched by a large number of people and got good TV coverage, artist Kristian Hornsleth painted this white Morgan in a quite striking mix of colours. A special series of 10 similar painted cars became available for interested customers.
Without doubt the Plus 4 Sport will prove to be a popular model, as it unites
all the necessary Morgan qualities: good looks, light weight, powerful