Drive history, drive a Morgan 4/4 1.6. Known as the manufacturer’s first four-wheeled car, it also marks the longest production car in history since the 1936. Offering a galvanized separate chassis and an aluminum and steel coachwork, it gives the driver the feeling of lightness despite its vintage roots. It is also relatively practical to own with aesthetic touches such as the frog-eye headlamps, cutaway doors, Smiths legend derived instrumentation for clear viewing, and an unmistakable style complemented with black-painted wire wheels. The interior cabin space is also a welcoming feature for every Filipino offering a degree of adjustment for the leisurely drive, something that would surprise you how a pre-war vehicle can be surprisingly practical too.
Power comes from a very willing 1.6L Ford-derived engine that can muster 110 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 131 Nm of torque and is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. With its renowned lightweight chassis, the 4/4 has a power-to-weight ratio of 138 bhp/tonne. This implies that no matter how spirited the drive, it gives your good fuel economy return. The Morgan 4/4 is that pre-war car you can still enjoy. It’s like wine, the older it gets, the better.