Similar to the regular Morgan, the Morgan plus 8 contained a V8 engine. This made the Morgan exotic and it was the most powerful Morgan on the road. The morgan plus 8 was introduced in the late 1960's and proved to be one of the most stylish British roadsters on the streets. As you take a look at Morgan plus 8 photo galleries, you can just imagine a driver wearing the traditional derby cap with his scarf trailing in the breeze and a woman on his arm fawning over the fact that he has such a classy car. This car looks sexy, snobbish, pretentious, and oh so appealing! Not to mention that if you own a Morgan you are in for a treat.
Let me share a little about Morgan plus 8. Things that made the Morgan exotic, besides the V8 engine, included the fact that the engine could be converted to run on propane. Yes, propane instead of gasoline. With propane running much less expensive than gasoline in some areas, the cost of a fill-up could lead to great savings. Another significant feature is the fact that the Morgan plus 8 is hand built. No machine touches this car. They may be expensive, but the Morgan plus 8 remain outstanding in their field because of the loving car that is put into these cars. The Morgan cars are all built by hand, piece by piece, from start to finish. Machines do not touch the Morgan cars. Can you imagine the time involved in building an entire vehicle from start to finish? The care that is involved? The Morgan plus 8 is handcrafted, can be upgraded easily, and is packed with features that make the Morgan exotic to the average car owner. The appearance alone adds to the excitement.
In 2004, the Morgan plus 8 became a thing of the past. Morgan cars decided to end the Morgan plus 8 after thirty-five years. While you can have your Morgan plus 8 souped up, you cannot have a new one built any longer. Sadly, the incredible life span came to an end without much publicity.
What does this mean for you? No more Morgan plus 8 vehicles will be manufactured, so if you are among the last lucky few to get their hands on a Morgan plus 8, you have a discontinued classic. The price is already skyrocketing and will only keep going up. Keep your vehicle in good shape and you can make a fortune in a decade or two.
Even though the Morgan cars do have a somewhat strange look they can still pack a punch when you are driving them. It may seem weird when you first drive this car, because you may be thinking to yourself that this car can't hit much high speeds. When you start driving the Morgan you will be seriously mistaken. But remember to stick to the speed limits and drive safely.