Stephen Colbert and Jerry Seinfeld Take Turns Driving a 1964 Morgan +4
The Plus 4 features an ash wood frame, a 105 horsepower engine, and a four-speed manual gearbox which proves to be a worthy adversary for Colbert. Jerry comments on the Morgan’s wood frame by quipping, “You don’t have to worry about rust, but you do have to worry about termites.”
The pair takes turns driving the vintage sports car to and from their breakfast destination (and, in one moment of highly-visible product placement, straight through an Acura dealership).
Here’s a taste:
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You can watch the full 16-minute video here.
There are some interesting revelations here for fans of The Colbert Report, like the fact that Colbert’s wife actually knew Daily Show host Jon Stewart years before either one was famous—back when he was Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz (and “not funny,” according to her appraisal of the future host). Also, Colbert says he was going to quit the Report whether or not he inherited the Late Show from David Letterman, which he claims “just fell in [his] lap.”
Also, Stephen is a big Neutral Milk Hotel fan, and Jerry is decidedly not.
Oh, and Jerry is good at driving stick, and Stephen is decidedly not…
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