As a young man, HFS studied engineering in London, beginning his career as an apprentice at the world-famous G.W.R. Railway Works in the town of Swindon in the southwest of England.
The steam train at that time remained the premier means of transport in the UK of the early 1900s.
Ever a visionary, HFS began to take an interest in the slowly emerging auto manufacturing industry and soon reaching the conclusion that this is where his future might lie.
In 1905, with the aid of some financial backing from his family, Morgan established a small garage in the rustic village of Malvern in partnership with his work colleague and close friend Leslie Bacon.
T Morgan and Bacon focused their attention not only in auto service and repairs but also in selling new cars, acting as the local agents for Wolseley, Siddeley and Rover cars of England as well as Automobiles Darracq S.A., a large French car manufacturing concern.Although his car sales and service business at Malvern was doing well, HFS Morgan was still very much an innovator at heart.
This curiosity coupled with undoubted engineering talents, meant that he was already planning to take the next step and begin to design and produce his own brand of motor cars.
The advent of America's Federal Safety Regulations in 1968 effectively precluded Peter Morgan's products from his major export market.
Rather than lose his ranges' traditional character he directed his attentions very successfully to less demanding regions — production of the basic TR-engined Plus 4s continuing unabated at Pickersleigh Road.
Late in 1968, Morgan made an untypical breakthough, fitting a V8 engine into an existing sports car design.
This new model,followed a lead led by AC and Sunbeam, was marketed as the Morgan Plus 8, used the smooth and light aluminium Rover V8 engine fitted in the 3.5-litre and Three-Thousand-Five saloons.
The Morgan car company, with Peter Morgan now in charge was moving neatly into the Sixties, as stable as ever, when the company suffered a sad loss with the passing of their renowned founder and chairman H.F.S. Morgan, at the age of 79.
The Morgan car company epitomise the authentic sports car spirit, in a robust and spartan way. Their cars were always interesting to own and fun to drive thanks to their unique characteristics- unequalled by their mass-produced contemporaries.