This was sent to me in an email and I thought it would be interesting to those car buffs who follow this site.
This is the email …
“The Morgan Motor Company located 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 $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 will celebrate 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.
There are craftsmen……and then there are Craftsmen !!”
Wikipedia introduces Morgan as …
“The Morgan Motor Company is a British motor car manufacturer. The company was founded in 1910 by Henry Frederick Stanley Morgan, generally known as “HFS” and was run by him until he died at age 77 in 1959. Peter Morgan, son of H.F.S., ran the company until a few years before his death in 2003. The company is currently headed by Charles Morgan, son of Peter Morgan.
Morgan is based in Malvern Link, an area of Malvern, Worcestershire and employs 163 people. Morgan produced 640 cars in 2007. All the cars are assembled by hand. The waiting list for a car is approximately one to two years, although it has been as high as ten years in the past.
The visitor centre and museum feature a guided tour of the factory and exhibits about the company’s history from Edwardian times until the present day, developments in automobile technology, and a display of automobiles.”
Go to this link for the Morgan Motor Company website.
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