Morgan - Morgan Plus 4

The Morgan Plus 4 (sometimes referred to as Morgan+4) was built from 1950 onward as the more powerful Morgan in the range, compared to the 4/4 that was in production pretty much throughout the same period that the Plus 4 was manufactured. The original Plus 4 had the 2.1 litre engine supplied by Standard, and when this engine was phased out Morgan fitted the 2 litre Triumph TR3 engine in 1953. When the larger capacity 2138 cc Triumph TR4 engine came along, that was used in the "Plus 4 Supersports" as an option, in the early 1960's. In time this Supersports specification became the standard fitment in the Plus 4 from 1962. The Plus 4 carried on in production even after the 4/4 was stopped, right up to the time the next generation of V8 engined Morgan cars were manufactured. In addition, there were also a few Plus 4 Sports made starting in 1962 with alloy bodies and uprated engines, after a Morgan Plus 4 won it's class at Le Mans in 1962, but very few of these Plus 4's were made. Morgan Plus 4 production carried on into 1967 .

The Morgan Plus 4 tyre size was originally 5.60x15 with a 4" wheel rim width, which is radial equivalent 155R15 tyre size.  Shortly after the tyre size was increased by the factory to 5.90x15 with a wider 4 1/2 inch wheel rim, which is a 165R15 radial size, and so 165R15 was the size quoted in period as the radial option. Blockley produces both the 155HR15 and 165VR15 tyre sizes which are period correct, steel belt construction and high speed rated, suitable for all the Morgan Plus 4's. Anyone contemplating a wider tyre could use the 185/70VR15 size, although the grip from the 165VR15 will be plenty! Full details of all three of these Morgan Plus4 tyres mentioned are at the links below:

Blockley Products for Morgan Morgan Plus 4


Blockley Radial

£122.00 (£146.40 inc. VAT)


Blockley Radial

£164.00 (£196.80 inc. VAT)

15/16 inch Rim Band (45mm wide)

Blockley Rim Band

£3.30 (£3.96 inc. VAT)


Blockley Radial

£99.00 (£118.80 inc. VAT)

Set of 4 165VR15

Blockley Radials

£488.00 (£585.60 inc. VAT)