Morgan Motor Company (Morgan) is an British automobile brand founded in 1910. Morgan started as a manufacturer of three wheel cars with a motorcycle engine up front. These cyclecars had two or four seats and was an inexpensive alternative to four wheel cars because the three wheel vehicles were taxed as motorcycles. In 1936 Morgan released it's first four wheel car, the 4-4.
Todays traditional styled Morgans are made in much the same way as yesterdays vehicles with frames made of ash, a high strength flexible hardwood. The bodies have been made out of steel, fibreglass reinforced polyester and aluminum. The more modern looking Morgans have replaced the ash chassis with a bonded aluminum chassis.
Morgans have used power sources from a large array of well known automobile brands. Among them are 6 and 8 cylinder engines from BMW, 4 cylinder engines from Fiat, 4 and 6 cylinder engines from Ford, 4 and 8 cylinder engines from Rover and 4 cylinder engines from Triumph.