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Morgan Sports Cars

Here’s one story of English car manufacture that doesn’t have an unhappy ending. HFS Morgan built his first motor vehicle in 1909 in Malvern, Worcester. It had three wheels and the world’s first independent front suspension. When friends and acquaintances demanded one too, he set up the Morgan Motor Company in 1912. A new factory at Malvern opened six years later, and in 1932 a fourth wheel was added to the design.

Today, the Morgan Motor Company is the oldest car company in the world still run by the family that established it. Affectionately known as mogs or moggies, the Morgan has had its difficulties, but recent years have seen major achievements – including success on the world’s race circuits, the Autocar award for Specialist Manufacturer of 2000, and the launch of the new Aero 8 range. Still hand-built in the Malvern factory, the Morgan is a highly coveted motor that commands a passionate following around the world.

Photo: William Noble


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A traditional English roadster made by a family company since 1909. It evokes a knowledgeable smile from those who see it on the roadway. Timeless style, rugged engineering, resistant to change and the whims of the Johnny-Come-Latelys.

Philip Houha

Morgans do change your life, as do some of the people who drive them. After many years of trying for a child, my wife and I attended a dinner dance in Malvern, we won a rather large teddy bear in the raffle that we did'nt really need but rather than give it away, I talked to it and a year or so later our son was born. He's loved both his Morgan and teddy ever since. I fear that he might get ideas of nicking it from me (the Morgan that is!) but as he is only six I've still got a little time left to enjoy it.

I have owned a Morgan for the past 40 years. You don't need to be a genius to keep them running, you return parts by post when and if required - pound for pound. It's great fun to drive and as yet I've not received any road rage from other drivers, quite the reverse in fact. Generally, my Mogan raises a smile, particularly if it's raining! A brilliant car that does not decrease in value the longer you keep it, what more could you want?
Frank Manclark

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