Morgan were synonymous with the 3 wheeler which HFS Morgan first developed in 1906, which was continually improved, and raced at Brooklands until they were banned, in effect, for being too fast! many engines got used over the years such as Blackburn, JAP, Anzani and Matchless. The first 4 wheeled car appeared in 1935 called the 4/4 with a Climax engine. Post war a Standard engine was used and when the longer wheelbase Plus 4 was made in 1950 Standard provided the Vanguard engine (as used in the Triumph TR2, 3 and 4). By 1955 Morgan looked to Ford first with the 1172 in the Series 2, then Anglia in the Series 3. The Series 5 and onward had the 1600 Cortina engine. Any deviation from the what a Morgan was never worked so the company stuck with their recipe. And then came the Plus 8 with a V8 that started in 1968.