At the foot of the Malvern hills lies one of the worlds longest running motorcar production factories, Morgan Motor Company. A practice close to our hearts, Morgan values traditional craftsmanship, and still to this day hand-builds every car with not a single production line in sight.
Whilst on a trip to the Cotswolds, we had to take a look around the home of one of the most iconic British automotive marques.
The company was established in 1909 by H.F.S Morgan, who begun making motor vehicles with the now iconic, Morgan three-wheeler. Contrary to popular belief, it is not the chassis of Morgans that are made from wood. The chassis are aluminium; it is the bodywork that is formed from ash. Ash was chosen for its light weight, structural strength and flexibility.
Being hand-built, no two Morgans are ever the same. Every component needs to be manipulated to perfectly fit its intended vehicle. When metal, wood and leather collide, Morgan’s team of skilled craftspeople ensure the cars are assembled to the highest standards.
If you are ever in the Malvern area, we would thoroughly recommend taking a tour of the Morgan factory. You won’t be disappointed!