Classic Sports Cars; 2000 Morgan Plus 8 Sports Car
The 'Morgan Plus 8' is an iconic sports
car built by British car makers Morgan between 1968 and 2004. Its
instant and enduring popularity has been credited with saving the
Company and keeping it famous during the 36 years of its
manufacture. Within the Morgan community, it is deeply associated
with Peter Morgan, the owner-chairman behind its birth.
It was originally based on the chassis design of the Morgan Plus 4 to which it combined the Rover alloy block 3.5L V8, which had been purchased from GM-Buick in 1967. Chassis and wings were developed in stages to accommodate larger tyres to handle the power. The original 1968 Plus 8 was 57 inches wide and the last was 64 inches (with an optional "widebody" at 67 inches.)