When we think of brands of cars, there is typically a mental image that pops into our minds - a visual embodiment that defines the brand in our minds. When thinking of the embodiment of Morgan, most would probably envision the lengthy clamshell front fenders, the horseshoe shaped grille, and the superficial headlight buckets. Its a pretty classic shape, for the 40s and 50s, and Morgan has kept it alive for those that find that look to be the pinnacle of automotive design. But for many people, things got even better after that. There were some outrageously sexy cars coming out in the 1960s. And quite unexpectedly, one of those came from Morgan.
Despite it’s very conservative ‘tweed-cap-and-a-scarf’ image, Morgan has a pretty substantial motorsports history. Chris Lawrence, key to Morgan’s motorsports legacy, once developed a Morgan that won it’s class at the LeMans 24 Hour in 1962. That success compelled Lawrence to work on a very little-known program called the Plus 4 SLR. The basis of the program was to improve upon the production Morgan’s very 'Mulsanne Straight-unfriendly’ aerodynamic shape.Read More