Morgan imported 100 Roadsters to the United States in 2004-2006 under a Department of Transportation exemption. The Roadster replaced the venerable Morgan Plus 8 and is identical to the Plus 8 except with a modern drivetrain due to a new Ford V6 3.0L. The Roadster develops similar power to the Plus 8; however, performance was increased due to its lighter weight. The chassis is a “ladder” frame design and built from galvanized steel. The body is hand formed steel and aluminum around an ash sub-frame. The suspension is the traditional Morgan “slider-type” in the front, with a solid axle and leaf springs in the rear. In typical Morgan fashion, the interior of the Roadster is full of Smith Instruments, firm leather seats, and floor-hinged pedals.
This Morgan Roadster was purchased new from MorganWest in Santa Monica, California in 2006. It is finished in stunning Morgan Metallic Black with a red leather interior, factory matching black carpet with red piping and black sidescreens. The convertible top and tonneau are black, the sidescreen bags are black with grey piping and wheels are stainless steel wires.
The car stayed in Los Angeles until 2011 when it passed to the purchaser’s son in Seattle. It is always garaged and driven at least every two weeks. The car has only 13,800 miles on the odometer and looks and drives as it should. It has recently undergone a full inspection and service and would be a fantastically fun addition to any collector of fine British motorcars!