With the roof down and the cutdown doors open, boarding this car is still markedly easier than getting into a Caterham or Ariel Atom might be, though. Even with the roof in place, it’s not too physically testing a process. The worst of it is managing to avoid snagging your trousers on the exposed raised edges of metalwork around the car’s door latches as you slide in, and then making a concertina of your legs and swinging them through the fairly small door aperture.
Apart from a slightly narrow seat and a snug-feeling driving environment, though, the cabin is surprisingly spacious. It’s laid out simply and has more than a hint of richness about it and plenty of charm. Although Morgan’s slightly truculent, stiff runners make the seat’s position a bit tough to adjust, there’s plenty of driver leg room.
Ahead of you, analogue dials for coolant temperature, fuel level, engine speed and road speed are all present, as is an analogue clock; and although they could have been given a little more material lustre and retro-cool design appeal, they strike the right kind of ambience for the car.
The cheap, shiny mouldings around the steering column aren’t so pleasing. No doubt they came as a job lot with the PSA Group parts bin column stalks and the holiday rental car key, but the car deserves better. Likewise, exposed electrical wiring has no place in a car at this price point, and we found a couple of examples of that.