A life with Morgan
1973-2018: a pictorial history of the twenty cars we had the pleasure to own and drive

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1975: +8

3: My first 4/4 two-seater
(deep Brunswick green, black ambla, Engine tbd)

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1979: 4/4 4str

I was ready for something new and wanted to try out Morgans smaller model, so I agreed and became the owner of my first Kent engined 4/4, deep brunswick green and black interior. This was one of the last seatbench cars to my knowledge. It accompanied me to Cologne where my family, now including daughter Caroline, spent the next 3 years.

One cold day in Winter 1978 I had left the car at the airport overnight and discovered upon return that the engine was frozen and the safety plates had popped out. I just had the car winterserviced at a local Ford Dealer and they had forgotten to add antifreeze. After much hazzle I simply called the FORD HQ which is in Cologne and produced my warranty card. In 5 Minutes the warranty was confirmed and damage repaired without cost, which would otherwise have been considerable.

The little fourfour served me well for the next years and I sold it to my best friend whose mouth had already been watering for the last 6 years or so. He one day had to drive backwards for 20 miles on the island of Elba, because the forward gears got stuck. Stiff neck afterwards.

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