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.


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      Corner49
      • 3 Years Ago
      Were I comfortably wealthy, this would be my dd, and you wouldn't catch me without driving shoes, driving gloves, and a newsy.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Corner49
        I don't think Morgans are really that expensive to where you have to be "comfortably wealthy". They're around the same price as a basic Caterham 7.
          AcidTonic
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          @Corner49 I live in Michigan and we have a Morgan dealer on Woodward next to the Porsche/Audi dealer a block north. They have Morgans on display in the window..... Plenty already in this country.
      lorenzo
      • 3 Years Ago
      it's nice that there are still people in this world doing nice things
      Elmo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Anybody else getting vertigo just from looking at the ladder shots? Can we get a ground shot of this, please? Like a nice angled side view from the front and rear? Anyway, it's a gorgeous car, as a Morgan should be.
      AcidTonic
      • 3 Years Ago
      I guess an under-hood photo was too much to ask? Love Morgans :)
      EddieW
      • 3 Years Ago
      For Geneva the heritage cars are going to change even more. Morgan is going to give them some Aero 8 parts: http://www.autominded.com/next-morgan-to-combine-best-of-classic-and-aero
      Xedicon
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Morgan Aero Supersports makes me want to do naughty things to it! o.0