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#255794 - 26/02/15 02:57 PM Re: Aero 8 Versions [Changes from 2000] [Re: TalkMorgan]
wiscos Offline
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Registered: 26/11/07
Posts: 782
Hi Jelly,

All Aero derivatives were available with manual boxes and it's only the later 4.8 l versions that were available with an optional auto box. So it's simply a question of looking.

Personally I prefer the manual but many prefer the auto. You need to get to see these things as you have a lot to learn! These pages will cover most topics if you search...

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#255796 - 26/02/15 03:22 PM Re: Aero 8 Versions [Changes from 2000] [Re: TalkMorgan]
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Registered: 25/02/15
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Cheers wiscos,

Just planning for my Lotto win. Aeromax is the plan.

Were they all Auto's or as you say could be either? As only 100, if one came up and was an Auto it would not be that hard to get it switch to the right Manual from when built a few years back, even if asked Morgan to do it.

I've raced against a lot of Mog's but not owned so far.

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#255798 - 26/02/15 03:59 PM Re: Aero 8 Versions [Changes from 2000] [Re: TalkMorgan]
wiscos Offline
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Registered: 26/11/07
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There were some manual Aeromaxes, but not very many and not many rhd ones either, so very limited availability indeed. Doubt you'll find one of these in a manual but they do exist...

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#255804 - 26/02/15 04:58 PM Re: Aero 8 Versions [Changes from 2000] [Re: Jellison]
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Registered: 15/07/11
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Originally Posted By Jellison
Cheers wiscos,

Just planning for my Lotto win. Aeromax is the plan.

Were they all Auto's or as you say could be either? As only 100, if one came up and was an Auto it would not be that hard to get it switch to the right Manual from when built a few years back, even if asked Morgan to do it.

I've raced against a lot of Mog's but not owned so far.


Richard Hammond's 'Max was manual - I drove it when still in the UK and to me the combination of a manual box and steering that needs a lot of correction in fast driving just felt too busy for my skill level - hence I chose an auto. Try an auto with the shifter in 'sport' - you won't feel short-changed!

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#255820 - 26/02/15 06:15 PM Re: Aero 8 Versions [Changes from 2000] [Re: TalkMorgan]
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Registered: 02/10/06
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It's a GT car - not a sports car. Auto was the right choice for me too. Given the torque of the v8 it's not critical which gear you are in to make progress.

I would also caution against re-engineering a max - long term their values will depend on being original - messing with one will devalue it..
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#256192 - 28/02/15 11:05 PM Re: Aero 8 Versions [Changes from 2000] [Re: TalkMorgan]
Alistair Offline
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Registered: 18/03/09
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Have experience of an Aero S2 manual and a coupe with the 4.8 Auto.

Both are just wonderful. I like the tip-lever on the auto it makes it just as responsive as the manual in many ways. Lazy days are available in traffic and tip in country blats.

Don't muck around with box changes just buy the right one.
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#258891 - 11/03/15 01:39 PM Re: Aero 8 Versions [Changes from 2000] [Re: TalkMorgan]
Jellison Offline
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Registered: 25/02/15
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Cheers for the response chaps.

I would never worry about resale values. these things are for enjoyment not residuals. Most cars I by I never sell smile

Swapping LHD to right would not bother me either, but maybe I'd have to buy a nice place in S.France and leave LHD.

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#259061 - 12/03/15 08:12 AM Re: Aero 8 Versions [Changes from 2000] [Re: TalkMorgan]
Peter J Offline
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Registered: 13/08/13
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After driving both a manual and Auto I wanted an Auto. I found the S2 clutch difficult and the car quite hard to drive smoothly.

As Alistair says the auto box in sport mode is perfect and the Plus 8 is the first car that I've owned where the paddles are worth using. The change is fast and the throttle blip on down shifts makes me grin every time! Keep the revs over 2500 and the car comes alive.

Fuel consumption in sport mode is what I expected, but in standard mode high 20s are easy and low 30s not impossible.

Another bonus is that the gear ratios and throttle map when the auto box is in standard setting make the car lazy to drive, which helps in the cold and wet to keep the back end under control...
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#450621 - 23/05/17 08:34 AM Re: Aero 8 Versions [Changes from 2000] [Re: TalkMorgan]
dodgyken Offline
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Registered: 12/08/13
Posts: 861
Loc: Switzerland
Aeromax #7 is now for sale in Switzerland
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#450659 - 23/05/17 12:54 PM Re: Aero 8 Versions [Changes from 2000] [Re: dodgyken]
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Originally Posted By dodgyken
Aeromax #7 is now for sale in Switzerland


That's a crazy price Ken - how much of that is a 'tax' premium because the car is pre-imported and already registered in Switzerland?


Edited by twotribes (23/05/17 12:55 PM)
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