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CHRYSLER Airflow 1934
AMPHICAR 1964
CADILLAC Touring 1926
CADILLAC Eldorado Brougham 1957-58
CADILLAC Convertible 1966
CITROEN Traction Avant
FERRARI 250 GT Lusso
PONTIAC Fiero GT 1988
IMPERIAL 1955-56
IMPERIAL 1962
IMPERIAL 1981-83
JAGUAR E Type
JAGUAR Mark II
LOTUS Europe Serie 1
MASERATI 3500 GT
MG Midget
MG TF 1500
MORGAN 4/4 Competition 1968
PIERCE ARROW Roadster 1929
ROLLS ROYCE Phantom II 1934
STANLEY Steamer 1924
STUDEBAKER Hawk
STREAMLINED AMERICAN CARS
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1968 MORGAN 1600 4/4 Compétition
 
1968 MORGAN 4/4 Competition
1968 MORGAN 4/4 Competition
1968 MORGAN 4/4 Competition
1968 MORGAN 4/4 Competition, dashboard

TECHNICAL

ENGINE:
In line 4, bore
: 81 mm, stroke: 77.6 mm, capacity: 1599 cm3.
Compression ratio: 9.0 : 1
78 HP SAE @ 5200 rpm.
Carburator Weber 2 barrel.
Overhead valve.
12 V. Battery: 32 Ah

TRANSMISSION:
Four speed.

SUSPENSION:
F: coil spring.
R: rigid axle, leaf spring.

STEERING:
Rack & pinion.


BRAKES:
F: discs.
R: drums.

TIRES:
185 x 15".

CHASSIS FEATURES:
Wheelbase: 244 cm.
Overall lenght: 366 cm.
Height: 132 cm.
Weight: 800 kg.
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To speak about Morgan today it's a challenge. Since it is without any doubt the only make alive (quite alive !) who persists in manufacturing cars according to a technology of another era, that of before the last world war. Moreover, the style of the body virtually did not change since the middle of the fifties. The Morgan phenomenon is undoubtedly more sociological than technical, for example: since several decades, these cars, not only do they find purchasers but the order books are not on a down slop (3 to 4 years of waiting as of today !) ...

At the time when Rolls Royce, one of the last bastions of the British tradition and know-how, passes under a mass production car manufacturer, Morgan company continues to manufacture it's hand made cars (for which customers are striving at a sky rocketing price) whose design features go back to the prehistory of automobiles...

Why ? The "British Charm" still operates: the obsolete lines makes it tempting and makes you forget all the defects which one could so well do with all these English roadsters: a ridiculous habitability, a non-existent ergonomics a water tightness which only has it's name.

Admittedly road qualities are not so insipid and the perfectly adequate handling, more especially as the feelings are also impressive...

Our friend Roger's Morgan, presented here is a "Four/Four" 1968. It is no more a pampered car. It's a mistress !

 


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