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A Pair of 8s. #346640
11/03/16 01:37 PM
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A Pair of 8s.

Driving back from the factory yesterday I pulled into the M5 Gloucester Services for a bite to eat and to visit the butchers for some mutton... At a service area you ask? Well the Gloucester services are more of a Farm Shop than anything else: the food is excellent. If you are driving past Gloucester on the M5 a visit is essential...!

To my surprise as I pulled into the car park I found the factory Aero 8 demonstrator....so had to park next to it!

Two stunning examples of Morgan's craftsmanship...including a Plus 8 with a nice new Roll Bar..

It turns out that it was being borrowed by the Morgan Dealer in Cornwall to let 5 or 6 prospects have a go over the weekend! So as we left the two of us made a lot of childish noise by revving our cars.... The demonstrator has side exhausts and is VERY loud. Tarka is just loud.


Enjoy...

PS: Added a nice photo of the Aero Wheel, they are one of the most stylish, elegant and delicate forged alloy wheels I know!!
Last edited by Peter J; 11/03/16 06:16 PM. Reason: Added a Wheel Photo
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Re: A Pair of 8s. [Re: Peter J] #346642
11/03/16 01:46 PM
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Lovely


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Re: A Pair of 8s. [Re: Peter J] #346651
11/03/16 03:08 PM
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Both lovely looking cars, however Tarka's wheels on the Aero cloud9

What's MMC fascination with dark colours and matching wheels!?

Re: A Pair of 8s. [Re: Matt C] #346656
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Originally Posted By Matt C
Both lovely looking cars, however Tarka's wheels on the Aero cloud9

What's MMC fascination with dark colours and matching wheels!?


Couldn't agree more....

The original Aero wheels are now almost sold out at MMC and Morgan are not planning on getting any more from Japan. The new ones are UK made and MUCH cheaper....but lack the elegance (and strength) of the originals...





Peter,
66, my 2016 Porsche Boxster S
Tarka 2014 Plus 8....Off the road, since March!


Re: A Pair of 8s. [Re: Peter J] #346658
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Such a shame, IF I ever sold my Aero it would go to the new owner on bricks!


Re: A Pair of 8s. [Re: Peter J] #346677
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Quite agree, I really do not like the current aero 8 wheels at all.


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Re: A Pair of 8s. [Re: Peter J] #346826
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What odds!


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Re: A Pair of 8s. [Re: Peter J] #347172
13/03/16 08:42 AM
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The side exhausts aren't only bass-deep & loud... the burgundy demonstrator is an auto, and it blips the throttle on downchanges... and makes a beautiful sound

On a test drive I found myself changing up more often than I needed to, just to be able to blip my way down again.

scared


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Re: A Pair of 8s. [Re: Peter J] #347207
13/03/16 10:15 AM
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Mine doesn't blip for some reason. I feel I'm missing out on one of life's fundamental pleasures.


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Re: A Pair of 8s. [Re: Neilda] #347211
13/03/16 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted By Neilda
Mine doesn't blip for some reason. I feel I'm missing out on one of life's fundamental pleasures.


Odd, it should...mine does.
Talk to the dealer....


Peter,
66, my 2016 Porsche Boxster S
Tarka 2014 Plus 8....Off the road, since March!


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