1994 Morgan Plus 8

Resto-mod Roadster

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1994
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Black
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1994 MORGAN PLUS 8 ROADSTER
Designer: Peter Morgan

Estimate: $55,000 ­ - $75,000

Chassis Number: 1S9AR02R6RS200234
Engine: 5.7 Liter OHV “small­-block” V8
Fuel Injection / 350 bhp (est)
6­-Speed Manual Transmission
Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes

● Traditional British Sports Car Looks
● Powerful US Sourced V8 Engine
● Quality Build

The Model: From the outside, change appears to come slowly at Morgan, but those machines have been on a program of constant development from the beginning. Maurice Owen was hired by Peter Morgan to help develop a purpose built V8 powered sports car. The Plus­8 prototype started with a modified Plus­4 chassis and employed the Rover 3.5L V8 that had originally been developed by Buick in the good old USA. Over time, improvements were made to the suspension such as stronger axles, and widening of the chassis followed by body modifications, but the simple Morgan design has remained basically the same since the 1960s. For several years British magazines testing all UK cars found the Plus­8 to be the fastest in acceleration contests. The vast majority of Morgans sold in the USA after the early 1970’s have been Plus­ 8’s, being able to keep up with American highway traffic.

The Car: Starting with a solid Morgan Plus­8 roadster, the body has been finished “British Racing Green” and accented with the black fenders, while the interior is a dark green leather matching the body. Tucked neatly under the hood is where the magic lays, a 1990’s era LS1 5.7 Liter Corvette engine. The installation was pure genius making sure this relatively large V8 fit into the space usually reserved for an in­line four. A GM sourced five­speed manual transfers the power to the back wheels of which all four corners are equipped with disc brakes and custom 5­spoke alloy wheels. The modern electrical systems includes all gauges and other amenities including a sound system, turn signals and auxiliary driving lights. It has spritely performance, sits low to the ground and is a delight to drive. Maybe this car, the 4/4, is bold and beautiful right at home in the Lone Star State.