During 1956 the TR 3 engine was fitted to the Plus Four, increasing the power to 100 b.h.p. which, when built with lightweight aluminium bodies, were extremely fast. Plus Fours won many production sports car races and in the U.S.A. Lew Spencer was a familiar figure on the winner’s rostrum and his Morgans, all bearing the name ‘Baby Doll’, built up a huge following.
The Morgan world suffered a great loss in 1959 with the death of the company founder H.F.S. Morgan. Harry Morgan was one of the great pioneers of Motoring and very much respected throughout the industry. Unfortunately he just missed the Company’s 50th anniversary celebrations which took place in April 1960.