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Morgan etched in wood

'If it’s not broken, don’t fix it'. This seems to be the motto for the Morgan Motor Company.

The classic car connoisseurs don’t like change. In over 100 years the company has remained independent, created all the cars by hand, made customers wait over a year for an order and still build their vehicles out of wood.

No, that’s not a typo. Morgan cars have always been crafted entirely around a wooden skeleton.

A metal shell is then layered over this seemingly archaic frame to provide a more solid structure. Each metal shear is slightly different, ensuring that every owner receives a one of a kind Morgan vehicle.

Understandably, Morgan only build around 600 cars each year. Owners can pay anything from around $40,000 to $300,000 for one of these superb ‘grownup go-karts’.

Morgan also like to keep things in the family. Founded by Henry Frederick Stanley Morgan, it was passed down to his son Peter and is now owned by Peter’s son Charles.