Morgan 4/4 Series 5
from Classic to Modern
The two seater Morgan 4/4 Series 5 sports car was launched immediately following the end of production of the 4/4 Series 4 in February 1963.
It was powered by the Ford 116E 1498 cc, overhead valve, pushrod engine, as used in the Ford Cortina saloon, and linked to a Ford four speed gearbox.
It developed 65 bhp, 86 ft/lbs of torque, had a compression ratio of 8.3:1, and used a single Stromberg 33VN carburettor.
A remote gear change was offered as an optional extra.
Front disc brakes and rear drums were retained as standard equipment.
When production ended in March 1968, after a run of five years, only 370 units of the Series 5 were built.
Technical Data Series 5 Competition Series 5
Production: 1963-1968 1963-1968
Engine cc 1498 1498
Cylinders, bhp 4, 83 4, 65
Top Speed mph 98 85
0-60 mph, secs 11.9 17.0
Introduced at the same time as the Series 5 was the two seater Series 5 Competition model.
This was powered by the same Ford 1498 cc, 4-cylinder engine as used in the Ford Cortina GT saloon.
Up to that time, only the 4/4 Series 2 and 5 featured both a Standard and Competition model.
By March 1968, a total of 270 Series 5 Competition units had been built.
The market awaited the launch, that same month, of the Morgan 4/4 1600 and 4/4 1600 Competition models, both of which offered improved performance.
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