What is it like on the inside?
As soon as you blip the central locking open, this feels like an uncommonly cooperative Morgan. Then you climb inside, find there’s plentiful room for both of your legs, and that the steering wheel adjusts for both height and reach. Then you clock the digital speedometer ahead of the wheel, negating the need to take your eyes off the road to view the traditional analogue dial across to the left.
Yep, this is a Morgan to suit all shapes and sizes and one that’ll prove comfy over long distances. Sure, there’s a bit less authenticity to the experience as a result – let’s call it popping to the local shop and buying a BrewDog multipack as opposed to hunting down a real ale pub for a pint that tastes like fermented compost – but you’ll doubtless use the car more as a result.
Disappointments come in the form of borrowed components; a gear selector from previous-gen BMWs (not even the latest Z4) and stalks and paddleshifters from a Citroen feel at odds with the £78k starting price, and even Morgan’s vast bespoke options can’t see them replaced. But we’re level-headed people and can sympathise with just how much it would have cost to develop unique replacements, and thence how much the Plus Six’s already lofty price would have swelled.
The roof is a small pain to fold up and down, but you’ll quickly learn its quirks. And perhaps even keep it down if the car is garaged (we suspect it will be). The cabin does an admirable job of staying bluster-free given the lack of any wind deflection hardware, and with the heating cranked up and the heated seats on you’ll be plenty cosy enough in all weather. Just keep the window panels attached to the doors if you’ll be going at all quickly; the turbulence at high speed when they’re absent is enough to distract you from taming the madness beneath.
Oh, and if you really are a Morgan-buying millennial, craving a bit of connectivity, then rest assured there’s a set of speakers and an AUX input. If you can remember what an AUX cable even is.