Why hire a Morgan?

A Morgan hire is a terrific and unique driving experience that you won’t forget. You get all the fun of classic car motoring, whilst still benefitting from the reliability and sharp handling of a modern car. With its fabulous classic sports car looks, our Morgan car will get you noticed.

Take the roof down, burble at a leisurely pace through stunning Yorkshire countryside and enjoy vintage style motoring at its best. For a perfect day out, drive away on the winding roads of the Dales, Lake District or North York Moors, our optional picnic basket on the boot rack.

For a self drive wedding car in Yorkshire the Morgan is a perfect choice. With its classic looks, open top and beautiful deep red colour, it oozes personality, class and style.

Pick up point for the Morgan is Keighley

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Pick up point for the Morgan is Keighley

Hire our Morgan from £178 to £245 per day

Morgan Car Hire

Our Morgan 4/4 has a 1.8 litre engine, and a modern manual gearbox and braking system. It has all the performance and nimble handling you would expect of a modern car, whilst still giving you a vintage driving experience.

Hire a Morgan car for a day, a weekend or a short break. Open topped Morgan motoring, bringing you close to the elements, is a driving experience that shouldn’t be missed. It’s ideal as a gift for someone special, for fun occasions to remember, or for a classic wedding car. Or hire this legendary hand built sports car to try it before you buy. Painted in Regal red, it has wire wheels, black interior and a black hood.

Morgan hire in Yorkshire takes you back in time and brings you classic motoring at its best.

History of the Morgan 4/4

Morgan sports cars have an impressive pedigree, having been manufactured in the UK since 1910. Originally the factory at Malvern produced three wheelers. The 4/4 was the first four-wheeled Morgan and started life in 1936 priced at £194. It is called a 4/4 because it has four wheels and four cylinders, whereas Morgan’s earlier cars had all until then, been three wheelers with two cylinders. The Morgan 4/4 is still in production today.

With its distinctive long louvered bonnet, cowled radiator, sloping wings, cutaway doors and frog-eye headlamps, the Morgan 4/4 is outwardly little changed since the 1950s. It has a steel ladder frame chassis and alloy bodywork over a traditionally crafted ash frame. An innovation from 1986 onwards was the application of Cuprinol during the build process.

Whilst the external looks are much the same as they were in 1954, very little else is. The cars have been steadily improved through the use of technology, working alongside the traditional skills.

Don’t forget to book your Morgan hire early and have a fantastic driving experience in the stunning Yorkshire Dales or Lake District. We also have a beautiful sunshine yellow four seater Morgan for hire in Cheshire.

For more information about the Morgan watch Handmade: the making of the Morgan, a short video made in 1988

Specifications

Technical

Engine

1.8 litre 4 cylinder. Twin overhead cam and fuel injection

Top Speed

Estimated 120 MPH.

Power (BHP)

114 BHP.

MPG

Approximately 35 mpg.

Gearbox

5 speed manual.

Brakes

Power assisted. Disc brakes on the front, drum brakes on the rear.

Functional

Type

2 door, 2 seater soft top.

Luggage Space

There is a small space behind the seats for hand luggage but there is no boot. Our Morgan has a boot rack for suitcases and we provide a waterproof boot bag, but luggage space is pretty limited.

Colour

Regal red with black upholstery.

Weather Protection

Manual hood with side screens. Heated windscreen.

Sat Nav

Socket for sat nav.

The first production Series 1 Morgan 4-4 two seater dates back to 1936. It was Morgan’s first 4 wheel car, the predecessor being the Morgan three wheeler. Production of the 4-4 virtually ceased during the Second World War and was reintroduced in 1955 with the 4/4 Series 2. Morgans were a lightweight sports car and came in any colour you liked.

The Morgan Motor Company do not build their own engines. Thus engines have come and gone, the thirties cars using side-valve Ford engines. Coventry Climax and Standard 10 engines were also used on early cars. Later models used mostly Ford, but even Fiat engines.

Other features are:

  • Thirties style aluminium body and wings. From the late seventies you had a choice of a steel body, or an aluminium body at extra cost. Later in the production all 4/4 bodies were aluminium.
  • Steel chassis and Ash frame body, Marine ply floors. The frame is now pressure treated and Cuprinol dipped.
  • Sliding pillar independent front suspension. Sliding pillar was an early form of suspension used on a number of cars at the turn of the previous century such as the Lancia Lambada.  In 1909 HFS Morgan designed and patented a variation of the sliding pillar which is still in use on Morgan cars today, and forms part of its character.
  • Rear suspension – semi-eliptic leaf springs
  • Steering – rack and pinion became standard in the mid-990s. There were 3 different types of steering box before that
  • Brakes –originally drum brakes front and rear. Disc front brakes replaced drums during the 1960s. The brakes are servo assisted today
  • Handbrake – fly off type for easy release, for example for handbrake turns in racing
  • Length 3588mm in the 1960s, 4010mm today
  • Width 1422mm in the 1960s, 1630mm today
  • Weight about 840kg for early two seater cars, 800kg today
  • Price in 1936 – £200
  • Price today – around £40,000

Hire a Morgan as a gift

Gift vouchers available for that special person in your life.

Prices – Select the option that suits you best

No single price suits everyone, so Classic Car Hire North gives you a choice of packages

All Day Hire

09:00 – 20:00

£225

Additional days £195 per day

Prices include 200 miles per day

The All Day option is ideal for those who want a tour of the Dales, Moors or even the Lake District.  The generous mileage limit of 200 miles will even get you to and from the East coast.  The majority of people do around 170 miles when they hire a car for 1 day, and don’t incur excess mileage charges.

24 Hour Hire

Return within 24 hours

£245

Additional days £195 per day

Prices include 200 miles per day

The 24 hour option is evening to evening and suits those who are planning an overnight stay.

Weekend Package

Saturday 09:00 to Sunday 20:00

£385

Price includes 300 miles

The weekend option lets you take a relaxing weekend, with enough miles included to stay in either the Lake District, or the Yorkshire coast.

2 Day Mid Week Package

Tuesday 09:00 to Wednesday 20:00

or

Wednesday 9:00 to Thursday 20:00

£355

Price includes 300 miles

The 2 day midweek option provides a lower price for those who have time on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays for a leisurely 2 day break.

Proms Package

Available Monday to Thursday

Evening to following morning

£125

Price includes 100 miles

This package is tailor made for proms. As long as you are not going too far,  this package should suit you perfectly. You can collect the car on the evening of the prom and return it the morning after.

Extras

All prices include insurance for 1 driver

Additional drivers £20 per day per driver

Picnic for 2 can be added at £35

Excess mileage charge £0.75 per mile

Security deposit £950

The security deposit is not taken until you pick the car up, and is done as a pre-authorisation on your card. This means that no money is actually taken, it just authorises us to take up to that amount in the unlikely event that the car is damaged during your hire.

Driver Insurance Requirements

Driver minimum age 25, maximum age 75

In general, drivers need to have had:

  • a full licence for 2 years or more
  • no more than 6 penalty points on their licence
  • no more than 1 claim in the past three years
  • no mental or physical problems which affect their ability to drive

If you have any queries please contact us.

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