Morgan 4/4 1800, 1998
Morgan 4/4 1800, year 1998. First registration 5 October 1998. Colour dark blue combined with a beige leather interior and black carpet. Black vinyl hood, tonneau cover, and aluminium side screens. This fantastic Morgan 4/4 was imported to the Netherlands in 2017, the car is with the second Dutch owner since 31 December 2019. This wonderful machine is fitted with the powerful and reliable Ford Zetec 1800 four-cylinder engine. The power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a five-speed gearbox, and stopping power is provided by servo assisted disk brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear. The Morgan weighs only 868 kilogrammes, combined with the lusty 120 bhp 16 Valve engine it is a proper sports car! This example features silver grey painted 15-inch wire wheels shod with good Continental tyres, a baggage rack, a walnut dashboard and, sports steering wheels with a wood rim, a badge bar with additional driving lamps fitted, and a leather belt over the bonnet. From new this fine morgan 4/4 has driven only 28.000 miles! The driving experience is sporty and 1950s/1960s classic, with the advantage of more modern technology and reliability. You will not find this unique experience in any other car. A unique hand built British sports car!
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The Morgan 4/4 was built for 50 years. the first model, introduced in the year 1936 was the 4/4 with flat radiator which was built until the year 1951. After a four year break (only the Morgan plus 4 was built those years) the Morgan 4/4 was going to be rebuild. The car did not change a lot (conservative as they are at the Morgan company), only the shape of the radiator changed from flat to cowled. Morgan never built their own engine, the early flat radiator cars were powered by Standard or Ford engines. The cowled radiator models were powered by Ford engines. The Ford engine used was known as the "Kent" engine and was also used in Fords Cortina model. Morgan 4/4 1600 cars were powered by the 1599 cc. Ford Kent engine which had a standard capacity of 98 bhp. giving the light car (two seater 660 kg./ four seater 785 kg.) sporty performance. The cars were fitted with a four speed manual gearbox. The modern Morgan 4/4 models are powered by a Ford Zetec 16V engine. These cars feature petrol injection and a five speed manual gearbox. The Morgan 4/4 is a very special car to drive because it has it's own strong character. It cannot be compared with any other roadster or convertible.
four cylinder in-line engine DOHC 16V (Ford Zetec)
petrol injection (Ford EFI)+ katalyst
cylinder capacity: 1796 cc.
capacity: 119 bhp. at 6000 rpm.
torque: 162 Nm. at 4500 rpm.
gearbox: 5-speed, manual
top-speed: 180 km/h - 112 mph
acceleration 0-100 km/h: 8.7 sec.
weight: 868 kg.