Morgan Plus 8 chassis # R9753. Fitted from the factory with an EFI 3.5 liter aluminum V8 mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. With under 2000lb to move, the +8 delivers exceptional performance in a simple, efficient, and engaging package. This example is finished in classic British Green with Stone leather interior. Original build portfolio from Morgan – fitted with Moto Lita steering wheel and nice tonneau cover, hood, rear rack with classic leather case. Needs seat leather – can cover expense of re-trimming the interior or willing to talk price if you want to take care of this yourself.
From an online guide to Morgan automobiles … The Plus 8 was produced from 1968 through 2004 with a total of 3506 examples being produced. During that very long production lifespan, very little changed. An eight-cylinder engine was used though horsepower varied. From 1972 through 1977 the 215 cubic-inch unit produced around 150 horsepower. In 1977 the same engine was used but received minor upgrades with increased horsepower slightly. By 1985 horsepower had risen to nearly 200. Disc brakes could be found in the front and drums in the rear. Top speed was around 125-130 mph.
The Plus 8 is a sports car built by British car makers Morgan from 1968 to 2004 and put back into production in revised form in 2012. Its instant and enduring popularity has been credited with saving the company and keeping the company famous during the 36 years of its manufacture. Among Morgan enthusiasts, it is deeply associated with Peter Morgan, the owner-chairman behind its design.