They don't make 'em like they used to? Morgan would beg to differ. Because while 75 years may be a milestone many automakers would be glad to celebrate, this 75th anniversary doesn't commemorate a company's founding. Nor does it mark the years since a specific factory was inaugurated, the birth of the company's founder or anything like that. This milestone is marked by one specific model.
That's right, the Morgan 4/4 has been on the market – largely in the same form in which it debuted – for a whopping 75 years. And here you thought the Porsche 911 stuck to an old formula.
The first four-wheeled model from the British automaker that made its name (and recently returned to building) three-wheeled vehicles – and packing a four-cylinder engine where the trike uses a V-twin – the 4/4 proudly rejects the advanced alloys being developed elsewhere at Morgan headquarters in favor of the same old-world construction it has always employed.
So to celebrate three quarters of a century of proudly rejection progress and strict adherence to "the good old days", Morgan has released a special 75th anniversary edition. Buyers can choose from three colors (black, red or white), with a matte black stripe running up the hood out of which the numbers 4/4 and 75th are carved and under which sits a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.
Its 145 horsepower may not seem like much by today's standards, but remember: the 4/4 doesn't care for today's standards very much. So that's plenty to pull the tiny roadster to 62 miles per hour in 7.2 seconds and on to a 118 mph cruising speed. Like what you see? Scope out the high-res image gallery for a closer look.