The new Morgan 4-seater models that
made their debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2006
are now available for sale in Australia, with first
deliveries expected around mid-2007.
Available in the 2.0-liter Plus 4 and 3.0-liter Roadster
models, the new 4-seaters make a welcome return to the
model line-up. The last of the previous 4-seaters was
delivered to Japan in mid-2004, but new 4-seaters have
not come to Australia for about a decade, due to ADR
The design of the rear of the new 4-seater has been
tastefully revised, to comply with modern safety regulations,
including the ability to fit child seats, as required
by Australian Law.
Simultaneously, the Morgan Motor Company has adapted
the new “easy-use” hood design, as currently
used on the 2-seater cars, for the new 4-seaters. The
rear compartment is now wider than before and rear passengers
have more foot and legroom, making the car a comfortable
Unlike the woodrim steering wheel car pictured above,
Australian Morgan’s are all fitted with twin airbags
and leather bound steering wheel.
Other standard features on all models for Australia
• Leather trim
• Electrically heated windscreen
• Polished walnut dash
• Clear underseal
The UK order bank for the new 4-seater is already filled
well into 2007, reflecting the pent-up demand for these
models. The Morgan Plus 4 4-seater is powered by the same Ford
Duratec 2.0 liter, DOHC, 16-valve, inline 4-cylinder
engine, developing 106 kW, as its 2-seater equivalent.
Likewise, the Roadster version shares the same 3.0 liter,
V6, 168 kW Ford Duratec engine as fitted to the normal
2-seater Roadster. Both Roadster models are available
with air-conditioning, as a $4995 option.
As for the Plus 4, the Australian retail price premium
for the 4-seater Roadster, over the equivalent 2-seater
version is $9000.
A new option available on all Roadster models is the
availability of beautiful 18” stainless steel,
centre lock wire wheels, albeit at a not inconsequential
price of $9450. The slightly less dramatic 16”
stainless steel, centre lock wire wheels remain available
as a $6750 option.
In standard trim, both Roadster models come equipped
with 16” bolt-on alloy wheels. A limited slip
differential is also fitted as standard equipment. With
immediate effect, the retail prices of new classic Morgan’s
are now as follows:
• Roadster 4-seater $148 000 $156 821*
• Roadster $139 000 $148 579*
• Plus 4 4-seater $123 000 $131 821*
• Plus 4 $114 000 $122 371*
• 4/4 70th Anniversary $105 000 $112 921*
• 4/4 $ 97 000 $104 521*
*Note: These “drive-away” retail prices
apply to deliveries in Victoria, through Morgan Melbourne,
part of the ZAGAME Automotive Group Pty Ltd (LMCT 9479).
All models have leather trim, twin airbags, electrically
heated windscreen, and clear underseal as part of the
standard specification. Prices exclude options.
**Note: Morgan Roadster 4-seater illustrated. metallic
paint ($1890) and 18” stainless steel wire wheels
($9450) optional. Australian cars feature polished walnut
dash and twin airbags. Woodrim steering wheel not available