Chances are that when you think of the Morgan Motor Company, your mind won’t immediately jump to when Malvern was shipped off to France for a date with the famous 24 Hours. No, rather you’re probably sitting there thinking about spinning donuts in a three-wheeler, or maybe you weren’t funny jokes the first time about woodpeckers building nests in frames. In any case, a new limited series Plus Four pays homage to the class victory of 1962 that MMC loves so much.
A long time ago a Morgan Plus 4 SuperSports took this win driven by MM. Chris Lawrence and Richard Shepherd-Baron. The big winner that year was the famous Olivier Gendebien/Phil Hill Ferrari with a screaming 4-litre V12, which set the pace for 24 hours at 331 laps. Just 61 laps behind the Fezza, however, was the Triumph-powered 1991cc Morgan in question. Never mind that Morgan’s GT 2.0 class victory fell a few laps less than the GT 1.6 and Winners of the GT 1.3 class, a victory is a victory!
The 1962 winning car, known by its registration number TOK 258, was finished in a gorgeous dark green color with a Heritage White hardtop. It would therefore be logical that the Plus Four LM62 the modern tribute car is also available in the same color scheme. The LM62 graphics pack includes a matching roundel with the same 29 that the TOK 258 wore. You also get silver spoke wheels, vintage look fuel filler cap, accessories driving lights, various elements of black exterior trim, polished stone guards and an active sports exhaust.
Only 62 of these will be sold worldwide, and each will be adorned with a metal dashboard plaque displaying the car’s unique build number. There are plenty of additional unique touches inside, including embossed leather door handles, headrests embroidered with the LM62 logo, and a Tawny wood center console and dashboard. Morgan will also give you an accessory pack with the build, which includes a set of two-lug hub nuts, a wooden Moto-Lita steering wheel, headlight tape and a chrome interior mirror. Presumably these are things that do not meet the legal rules of sale as equipped, but can be installed later by the owner to make the LM62 more authentic.
Steve Morris, Chairman and CEO of Morgan Motor Company, said: “The Morgan Plus 4, winner of the Le Mans class in 1962, holds a special place in the hearts of Morgan enthusiasts, employees and owners around the world. It marked one of Morgan’s greatest achievements in motorsport, with the car covering over 2,200 miles at an average speed of nearly 94 mph, and triumphing – like David against Goliath – over our bigger and better-funded rivals. of the time.
“With the Morgan Plus Four LM62, we pay homage to this famous vehicle and this incredible moment, 60 years later. Limited to just 62 individually numbered examples, the bespoke touches and improved standard level of specification make these cars a attractive proposition for customers wanting a piece of Morgan history.
If you’re one of those people who remembers Morgan’s victory at Le Mans, or maybe your name is Chris Lawrence or Richard Shepherd-Baron, then you need to line up to buy a Plus Four LM62. It can be used in left- or right-hand drive, and with your preference of automatic or manual transmissions. If you are in the UK, it will cost you a significant amount £78,995. If you do not live in the UK, Morgan asks that you please consult your nearest importer.