Friday, 12 November 2010
Today I'll be going through the Morgan Factory again looking at the production of the classic 4/4 and Roadster models, which share the same galvanised steel ladder chassis as the old +8.
the Roadster and 4/4 still have a solid rear axle.
Framework for the body of a roadster.
Super formed aluminium panels are bonded with the ash frame.
First stage of a Roadsters body awaiting painting by hand.
After painting has been completed a 4/4 has its interior trim fitted.
Roadster nearing completion just over two weeks since it's chassis was laid.
Roadster awaiting final signing off from the factory floor, powered by a 220 hp US version of the Ford V6 Mondeo engine the car gets to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and is capable of 134 mph.
A 4/4 powered by a Ford Duratec engine awaiting collection by it's new owner. As it says on the employees sweat shirts 'Morgan - Made with a heart'
Hope you enjoyed these factory tours, well worth a visit in person if you get the opportunity.
Tomorrow I'll be revealing a Morgan scoop made very much with the discerning Jimmy 'Golf Cart' Johnson four time Sprint Cup Champion in mind, Don't forget to come back now !