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Morgan Plus 8 35th Anniversary Edition 2004
- 3,947cc OHV Rover V8 Engine
- Electronic Fuel Injection
- 5-Speed Manual Transmission
- 4-Wheel Independent Suspension
- 4-Wheel Disk Brakes
- One of 100 35th Anniversary Edition Plus 8s built
- Classic British motoring with modern mechanics
- Rarely offered model
Searching for new engines in the 1960s, Morgan concluded a deal with Rover for supply of its all-aluminum 3.5-liter V8, thus creating a car that combined Vintage-era charm with Cobra-like 'grunt': the Plus 8. Morgan's Plus 4 chassis, strengthened and extended, formed the basis of the new car, while the existing Moss four-speed gearbox was retained also. After a successful debut at the 1968 London Motor Show, production commenced at the rate of 15-or-so cars per month and continues to this day, although now with BMW power. While the traditionally styled Morgan's brick-like aerodynamics restricted top speed to around 125mph (more than fast enough for most people driving an open car) the Rover V8's 168bhp and 210lb/ft of torque made for supercar-league performance through the gears. Indeed, in its later 3.9-liter form, the Plus 8 proved quicker to 80mph than the contemporary Porsche 911 Turbo.
Its lengthy production run has seen the Plus 8 alter little in outward appearance, save for ever widening wheel arches accommodating fatter rubber, yet beneath the skin the changes have been innumerable. Better gearboxes, fuel injection, rack-and-pinion steering, improved corrosion protection and paint, telescopic rear dampers, air bags and the obligatory catalytic converter have all become part of the Plus 8 picture over the years, along, of course, with bigger engines to offset the inevitable increase in weight.
Morgan celebrated 35 years of production of the legendary Plus 8 by releasing only 100 35th Anniversary Edition Plus 8s sold almost exclusively to the American market. They sold out immediately. The celebration was bittersweet, however, as the Plus 8 was about to go on a temporary hiatus with the end of production of its venerable Rover-built V8.
This Plus 8 35th Anniversary Edition was built on July 18, 2003 and probably one of the rare ones sold new in Belgium early 2004. Finished in the exceptionally proper combination of Connaught Green over Beige leather in Woodsmoke with matching green carpets, top, tonneau, and weather equipment, the car was additionally optioned with chrome wire wheels, a stainless-steel luggage rack, leather bonnet straps, cream colored gauges, and a Macintosh stereo.
Car comes with CoC (certificate of conformity).
Purchased by the current owner in 2018, the speedy English roadster has been carefully maintained and regularly driven.
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