11241 1/16 1935 Morgan
The Morgan, affectionately known to enthusiasts as “the Mog” or “Moggie”, was first produced in 1910, and was changed very little until 1936 when it was supplemented by the four-wheeled Morgan sports car. The last three wheel Mog was built in 1951, making its production run of forty-one years one of the longest in automotive history.
Most of the models were powered by J.A.P. 980 CC V-Twin engines. The matchless MX2 air cooled was another popular option.
The Morgan was a noted pioneer on independent front wheel suspension and could reach speeds in excess of 90 mph. It had two forward speeds and reverse. In air-cooled engine versions, the radiator was used to store and cool the oil. The little car had a wheelbase of 85 inches. The front wheel brakes were operated by a lever, while the rear brakes was controlled by a foot pedal and cable.
Many of these unique cars are still exist and can be seen in automotive museums.