The Truth About Cars » morgan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:15:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 TTAC News Round-up: Elio’s Already on Thin Ice; Magna and Getrag Seal Their Deal, No Normal Buyer http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-elios-already-thin-ice-magna-getrag-seal-deal-no-normal-buyer/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-elios-already-thin-ice-magna-getrag-seal-deal-no-normal-buyer/#comments Thu, 07 Jan 2016 17:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1259121 Regulators may rain on Elio’s parade even before they got started. That, Volvo takes a serious stab at full-size luxury conventional wisdom, the big get bigger and Ford’s hybrids only go so far … after the break! Elio may be out, before it was even in The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is considering a […]

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Regulators may rain on Elio’s parade even before they got started. That, Volvo takes a serious stab at full-size luxury conventional wisdom, the big get bigger and Ford’s hybrids only go so far … after the break! Elio may be out, before it was even in The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is considering a […]

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Geneva 2015: 2016 Morgan Aero 8 Debuts http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/geneva-2015-2016-morgan-aero-8-debuts/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/geneva-2015-2016-morgan-aero-8-debuts/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 07:57:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1011450 Simon Cowell may be upgrading his ride next year, now that the 2016 Morgan Aero 8 has hit the ramp at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show. Moving the Aero 8 is a 4.8-liter BMW V8 delivering 367 horsepower and 370 lb-ft of torque to the back through either a six-speed manual or auto. Nil to […]

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Simon Cowell may be upgrading his ride next year, now that the 2016 Morgan Aero 8 has hit the ramp at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show. Moving the Aero 8 is a 4.8-liter BMW V8 delivering 367 horsepower and 370 lb-ft of torque to the back through either a six-speed manual or auto. Nil to […]

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Texas Stops Registration of Polaris Slingshot Trikes. Elio Motors: ‘Not a Problem’ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/texas-stops-registration-polaris-slingshot-trikes-elio-motors-problem/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/texas-stops-registration-polaris-slingshot-trikes-elio-motors-problem/#comments Fri, 14 Nov 2014 21:59:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=945177 The makers of the spate of reverse three wheelers now on, or about to be on, sale including the Morgan 3 Wheeler, the proposed Elio Motors vehicle, and Polaris’ Slingshot, now just arriving at dealers, have used the fact that their vehicles are legally considered motorcycles, not cars to ease their passage through regulatory waters. […]

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The makers of the spate of reverse three wheelers now on, or about to be on, sale including the Morgan 3 Wheeler, the proposed Elio Motors vehicle, and Polaris’ Slingshot, now just arriving at dealers, have used the fact that their vehicles are legally considered motorcycles, not cars to ease their passage through regulatory waters. […]

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Question: If the Hindustan Ambassador Is No More, What Car Takes Over As Current Continuous-Production King? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/question-if-the-hindustan-ambassador-is-no-more-what-car-takes-over-as-current-continuous-production-king/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/question-if-the-hindustan-ambassador-is-no-more-what-car-takes-over-as-current-continuous-production-king/#comments Wed, 28 May 2014 14:30:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=832962 As we all know by now, Hindustan Motors has shut down the production line for the venerable Hindustan Ambassador, a car whose production run stretches all the way back to 1954 and the Morris Oxford II… or, depending on how strict your interpretation of the definition of “same car” happens to be— the 1948 Morris […]

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As we all know by now, Hindustan Motors has shut down the production line for the venerable Hindustan Ambassador, a car whose production run stretches all the way back to 1954 and the Morris Oxford II… or, depending on how strict your interpretation of the definition of “same car” happens to be— the 1948 Morris […]

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Charles Morgan Was Apparently Fired For Telling The Truth: Morgan 3 Wheeler Indeed To Be Upgraded http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/charles-morgan-was-apparently-fired-for-telling-the-truth-morgan-3-wheeler-indeed-to-be-upgraded/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/charles-morgan-was-apparently-fired-for-telling-the-truth-morgan-3-wheeler-indeed-to-be-upgraded/#comments Wed, 27 Nov 2013 19:26:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=663922 When word started leaking that Charles Morgan had been fired by the family owned traditional British sports car maker, one of the reasons given was that Mr. Morgan had, in an unauthorized manner, told a group of Morgan owners that an improved version of the 3 Wheeler would be launched.   Few things are more traditional […]

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When word started leaking that Charles Morgan had been fired by the family owned traditional British sports car maker, one of the reasons given was that Mr. Morgan had, in an unauthorized manner, told a group of Morgan owners that an improved version of the 3 Wheeler would be launched.   Few things are more traditional […]

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Do I Really Want One of These? Kandi Viper 250cc Reverse Trike http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/do-i-really-want-one-of-these-kandi-viper-250cc-reverse-trike/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/do-i-really-want-one-of-these-kandi-viper-250cc-reverse-trike/#comments Sun, 30 Jun 2013 13:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=493660 I’ve been fascinated by reverse trikes for a long time. As young teens, my older brother and I made a reverse trike go-kart (he designed the frame and the drivetrain, I did the brakes and steering) because we didn’t have the money for a proper live axle setup in the back. The first hard turn […]

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I’ve been fascinated by reverse trikes for a long time. As young teens, my older brother and I made a reverse trike go-kart (he designed the frame and the drivetrain, I did the brakes and steering) because we didn’t have the money for a proper live axle setup in the back. The first hard turn […]

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Review: Morgan 3 Wheeler http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/review-morgan-3-wheeler/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/review-morgan-3-wheeler/#comments Mon, 01 Apr 2013 13:00:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=483030 “YOUR CAR!!!! I LOVE YOUR CAR!!!!” She was a Slavic-faced woman in her mid-twenties, not bad for New York and positively model-grade by Midwestern standards, and she was literally hopping up and down on the streetcorner. “It’s not a car,” I said, wedged into the Morgan’s extremely tight drivers’ compartment, feeling self-conscious in a half-face […]

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“YOUR CAR!!!! I LOVE YOUR CAR!!!!” She was a Slavic-faced woman in her mid-twenties, not bad for New York and positively model-grade by Midwestern standards, and she was literally hopping up and down on the streetcorner. “It’s not a car,” I said, wedged into the Morgan’s extremely tight drivers’ compartment, feeling self-conscious in a half-face […]

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Morgan Threatened By Tree Fungus http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/morgan-threatened-by-tree-fungus/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/morgan-threatened-by-tree-fungus/#comments Wed, 31 Oct 2012 20:20:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=465543 Morgan’s wood-framed sports cars are facing an existential threat; a species of fungus that infects ash trees, which are the source of wood used on Morgan’s legendary sports cars. Ash has been used for over a century, but the situation could necessitate a switch to other kinds of wood. Ash dieback, as the disease is […]

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Morgan’s wood-framed sports cars are facing an existential threat; a species of fungus that infects ash trees, which are the source of wood used on Morgan’s legendary sports cars. Ash has been used for over a century, but the situation could necessitate a switch to other kinds of wood. Ash dieback, as the disease is […]

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Swizz Beats Buys A Morgan, British Car Fans Weep http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/swizz-beats-buys-a-morgan-british-car-fans-weep/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/swizz-beats-buys-a-morgan-british-car-fans-weep/#comments Wed, 25 Jul 2012 14:31:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=454117 British car fans upset over Swizz Beats‘ involvement with Lotus Cars will be beside themselves when they learn that the rapper/producer is now the owner of the last bastion of Brit-snob motoring – a Morgan Aero Coupe. Celebrity Cars Blog is showing photos of Beats with his new Morgan Aero Coupe – leaving British car […]

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British car fans upset over Swizz Beats‘ involvement with Lotus Cars will be beside themselves when they learn that the rapper/producer is now the owner of the last bastion of Brit-snob motoring – a Morgan Aero Coupe. Celebrity Cars Blog is showing photos of Beats with his new Morgan Aero Coupe – leaving British car […]

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Generation Why: ICONs And Morgans http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/generation-why-icons-and-morgans/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/generation-why-icons-and-morgans/#comments Fri, 08 Jun 2012 18:44:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=448109 Previous editions of Generation Why have explored one of the last glimmers of automotive affection that the “carless generation” still holds on to- the love of classic cars. Modern cars are better than they’ve ever been in every qualitative aspect, but they have embraced a stifling homogeneity as a result. Consolidation will only exacerbate that – who […]

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Previous editions of Generation Why have explored one of the last glimmers of automotive affection that the “carless generation” still holds on to- the love of classic cars. Modern cars are better than they’ve ever been in every qualitative aspect, but they have embraced a stifling homogeneity as a result. Consolidation will only exacerbate that – who […]

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Morgan 3 Wheeler Being Offered To Eccentric American Anglophiles http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/morgan-3-wheeler-being-offered-to-eccentric-american-anglophiles/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/morgan-3-wheeler-being-offered-to-eccentric-american-anglophiles/#comments Mon, 30 Apr 2012 14:38:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=442146 51 years ago, my beloved Grandfather emigrated from England. Despite being a man of modest means, he immediately went out and bought himself the biggest, V8 powered American sedan he could buy (the exact make remains obscure – it tends to change every time my grandmother tells the story), swearing off British cars and his […]

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51 years ago, my beloved Grandfather emigrated from England. Despite being a man of modest means, he immediately went out and bought himself the biggest, V8 powered American sedan he could buy (the exact make remains obscure – it tends to change every time my grandmother tells the story), swearing off British cars and his […]

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Will Morgan Build The First-Ever Multi-Gear EV? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/will-morgan-build-the-first-ever-multi-gear-ev/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/will-morgan-build-the-first-ever-multi-gear-ev/#comments Wed, 17 Aug 2011 17:36:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=407660 Rattle off a list of the buzzworthy EV makers that seem likely to achieve the “holy grail of EV development,” a multi-gear electric car, and chances are that firms like Tesla, Fisker, Th!nk or even a major OEM like Nissan will make the cut. You probably wouldn’t consider the ultra-conservative British sportscar maker Morgan to […]

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Rattle off a list of the buzzworthy EV makers that seem likely to achieve the “holy grail of EV development,” a multi-gear electric car, and chances are that firms like Tesla, Fisker, Th!nk or even a major OEM like Nissan will make the cut. You probably wouldn’t consider the ultra-conservative British sportscar maker Morgan to […]

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Morgan Goes Back To Its 3-Wheeled Roots http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/morgan-goes-back-to-its-3-wheeled-roots/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/morgan-goes-back-to-its-3-wheeled-roots/#comments Sun, 27 Feb 2011 14:03:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=385463 When I was a budding young copywriter in 1973, older, more settled advertising types smoked a pipe, had two basset hounds at home and came to the office in a British racing green, topless Morgan.  In wintertime, their lips were blue. Our generation was too drunk to even drive a car – even in the […]

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When I was a budding young copywriter in 1973, older, more settled advertising types smoked a pipe, had two basset hounds at home and came to the office in a British racing green, topless Morgan.  In wintertime, their lips were blue. Our generation was too drunk to even drive a car – even in the […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: Yeah, It’s A 2011 Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-yeah-its-a-2011-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-yeah-its-a-2011-edition/#comments Thu, 04 Nov 2010 21:15:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=371516 You know it’s an all-new 2011 model because of the fancy computer-generated press shots, but otherwise would you have any idea that this is the 2011 model-year Morgan three-wheeler? Yes, the wackiest of British cottage sportscar shops has dusted off its old three-wheeler designs and is bringing the model back after a 58-year hiatus. InsideLine […]

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You know it’s an all-new 2011 model because of the fancy computer-generated press shots, but otherwise would you have any idea that this is the 2011 model-year Morgan three-wheeler? Yes, the wackiest of British cottage sportscar shops has dusted off its old three-wheeler designs and is bringing the model back after a 58-year hiatus. InsideLine […]

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2009 December and Full Year Sales Snapshot: Small Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/2009-december-and-full-year-sales-snapshot-small-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/2009-december-and-full-year-sales-snapshot-small-cars/#comments Thu, 21 Jan 2010 18:02:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=342573 As we reported earlier, TTAC is a subscriber to Morgan and Co.’s industry sales statistics. This means that current and detailed stats going back to 1993 are available to us, and we’re going to figure out the best way to share them with you. Like most things in life, there are pros and cons. The […]

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As we reported earlier, TTAC is a subscriber to Morgan and Co.’s industry sales statistics. This means that current and detailed stats going back to 1993 are available to us, and we’re going to figure out the best way to share them with you. Like most things in life, there are pros and cons. The […]

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