Wednesday, December 28, 2011
making a Morgan, Britain
This should be of particular interest to those who have the book Alternative Drivestyles.
The Morgan Motor Company in Britain doesn’t change in a changing world. Not only is it still independent, but it also makes each car by hand. A base model is about $US 44,000, with some cars costing up to $300,000. People wait for over a year to get their exclusive hand-built cars with the shell made out of metal and much of the vehicle made out of wood. Working on the wood interior, workers use metal shears to individually shape a hood because each car has to be different. Every year Morgan produces about 600 cars. The company celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2011. It has a long and interesting history, and is still run by the same family: the Morgans. Founded by Henry Frederick Stanley Morgan, known as “HFS”, it was then run by his son Peter, and is now run by Charles, the son of Peter Morgan.
Thanks to Cliff for sending this in. Morgan website
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