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Review: The new Morgan Plus Four has been 70 years in the making

Seventy years ago, it must have been difficult to imagine two cars more divergent than the Morgan Plus 4 and Land Rover Defender. But recently Morgan and Land Rover found themselves at the same crossroads: both were custodians of instantly recognizable and idiosyncratic English icons, but both cars had evolved glacially from post-war roots and were dated, cramped, not particularly safe in an accident, and saddled with shaky ladder chassis and live axles that bucked and tremored at the merest suggestion of B-road. They drove as though possessed by the same gyrating Elvis, but thankfully both were to be reinvented with new aluminum chassis and independent suspensions.

 

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The only antique that you can buy brand new!

Passenger

I have owned 3 Morgan plus eights. The p8 was a Morgan with a Buick/ rover v8 engine. Faster than an a jaguar xke at the end of the nineteen sixties. A very unique car available in 6 and 8 cylinder engines blending the old with the new. 

Passenger

What the blazes is a fly-off hand brake?

Intermediate Driver