The Morgan Plus 8 is a sports car built by British car makers Morgan from 1968 to 2004 and put back into production in revised form in 2012. Its instant and enduring popularity has been credited with saving the company and keeping the company famous during the 36 years of its manufacture. Among Morgan enthusiasts, it is deeply associated with Peter Morgan, the owner-chairman behind its design. The Plus 8 prototype was based on a modified chassis from the Plus 4, altered to accept the Rover alloy block 215 cu in V8, purchased from GM-Buick in 1967. Plus 4's Moss gearbox was carried over and the Salisbury axle was uprated with a limited slip differential. The chassis was developed in stages to accommodate gearbox changes in 1973 and 1976, the body widened in 1976 to accommodate the widened chassis and the wings widened to accommodate larger tyres to handle the increasing power and trend for lower profile and wider tyres. The original 1968 Plus 8 was 57 inches wide and the last was 64 inches with an optional "widebody" at 67 inches. For several years in the 1960s the Plus Eight was the fastest accelerating UK production car. To mark the 35th year of production of its Plus 8, MMC released a commemorative Anniversary Edition in 2003. Following the discontinuation of the Rover V8, production of Plus 8 ended in 2004.
This Morgan Plus 8 has just arrived and we are very pleased to offer this one owner car. It has low original miles and is all original never damaged. It is finished in the most popular Connaught green with tan leather. It has tan side curtains, convertible top and full tonneau cover in tan as well. This Plus 8 also has optional chrome wire wheels, twin fog lamps and luggage rack. The car is in excellent condition overall and just has been serviced by us. A beautifully framed collage of original bill of sale and import documents are included with this car. It also has the original owners manual and tools. The late Plus 8 Morgans closely resemble vintage ancestors but have all modern running gear including fuel injection and electronic ignition systems which makes then wonderfully reliable, easy to service machines to use for spirited drives in the country or long road trips. The Plus 8's have held their value and actually appreciated as they have not been available to the US market since 2003. This Plus would certainly tick a bucket list need!
Morgan Motor Company has just announced the end of production for the Plus 8!
Northshore Sportscars is an Authorized Morgan Dealer offering new models to all of the US. We also offer a handpicked selection of classic British and European Sports cars for sale including Alfa Romeo, Austin Healey, Jaguar, MG, Mercedes, Morgan, Lotus, Triumph, and Porsche for all budgets. Our restoration shop provides complete service and parts for all of the cars we sell. View these quality vehicles at our indoor showroom located in Lake Bluff, Illinois. Same location for over 21 years! Please contact us at 8472470447 and we would be happy to assist you. www.northshoresportscars.com On FACEBOOK
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