White is the fashion. From A4s to Evoques (and other distinctly non-MotorPunk cars) it seems that white is today’s ‘thing’. Fashion, though, is transitory. I recall a time when louvered rear windows was the fashion – for about 3 weeks in the early eighties. Something red hot today will be stone cold tomorrow. Fashion moves quickly, leaving you with yesterday’s ‘thing’ rapidly depreciating on your driveway. Or, if it’s a louvered Capri, rotting on the lawn. Black has always been stylish, and style is timeless. In the case of cars, black might be stylish but it’s also a right pig to keep clean. And so, in one great rambling leap, to Malvern, where I returned a fashionably white 4/4 to find this brown Roadster. I don’t know the Morgan name for this paint. Perhaps it’s barbecued bronze, or Worcester sludge. Whatever. It’s brown, inside and out, and I like it. There – I’ve said it. Is brown the new black? Have a look at the pics and let us know what you think. I’ve got a car to clean.

If white is the new black, what is brown (1)

If white is the new black, what is brown (2)

If white is the new black, what is brown (4)

If white is the new black, what is brown (3)

If white is the new black, what is brown (5)

If white is the new black, what is brown (6)

About The Author

Rich Duisberg

Rich's drivel regularly appears in Practical Performance Car and GT Porsche magazines. He has also written for Classic & Sportscar, MogMag, Classic Performance and Retro, Banzai, Evo, and Modern Mini. He also did a book no-one bought. His hungover fizzog also often appears on CBS’s Carfection channel enthusing about historic motoring. Le Mans winner Derek Bell once refused to get in Rich's Morgan Three Wheeler with him at the wheel. Currently amongst the detritus in his garage is a 1972 Fiat 500 Abarth, a fat BMW and a Lotus Elise. Previous machinery includes a Porsche 968, an Alfa GTV V6 and a dreadful Sinclair C5. He also owns a vintage Royal Enfield pushbike.

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  1. Bateman

    Brown is as 70s as flared slacks, Babycham, pampas grass and Farah Fawcett. So for this reason we salute Morgan. Only lay off the louvreism! It’s next on my Celica’s metamorphosis from standard Jap crappery to laughable Jap crappery.

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