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#472803 - 15/09/17 03:25 PM Help needed for possible +8 purchase
Eximius Offline
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Registered: 22/08/17
Posts: 27
Hello, TM forum members.

Scouring the market for a +8 and came across this advertisement. Navy, w wheels and pre-red tyre brake light.

Ad: https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C360897

Any thoughts, info or knowledge of this car would be most appreciated. (PM me if you feel more comfortable that way.)

Many Thanks,

Freddie Eximius

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#472805 - 15/09/17 03:42 PM Re: Help needed for possible +8 purchase [Re: Eximius]
Joe T Offline
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Registered: 16/09/15
Posts: 239
Loc: Northampton, UK
I think you'd need to drive it properly to decide if that exhaust is for you. It sounds like it could be quite something, but one may find it too much at times.

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The character of this Morgan derives from the s/s long tube header exhaust; the 4:2:1 collectors exit through absorption 'silencer' boxes hidden under each wing having side exits. It burbles 'V8' at low revs. then changes to an F1-like V10 scream when spurred. This broad band cacophony of noise is gut wrenching and sets off car alarms at ten paces; and this really is true. It does not have to be driven hooligan-like and will drive sedately when required


Nice looking car though. Price looks about right.
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#472806 - 15/09/17 03:47 PM Re: Help needed for possible +8 purchase [Re: Joe T]
Eximius Offline
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Registered: 22/08/17
Posts: 27
Originally Posted By Joe T
I think you'd need to drive it properly to decide if that exhaust is for you. It sounds like it could be quite something, but one may find it too much at times.

Quote:
The character of this Morgan derives from the s/s long tube header exhaust; the 4:2:1 collectors exit through absorption 'silencer' boxes hidden under each wing having side exits. It burbles 'V8' at low revs. then changes to an F1-like V10 scream when spurred. This broad band cacophony of noise is gut wrenching and sets off car alarms at ten paces; and this really is true. It does not have to be driven hooligan-like and will drive sedately when required


Nice looking car though. Price looks about right.


Great, thanks Joe.

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#472808 - 15/09/17 03:49 PM Re: Help needed for possible +8 purchase [Re: Eximius]
SimonH Offline
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Registered: 23/02/10
Posts: 658
That's Frank Mugford's car
I used to see it from time to time when I worked for RTCC.

The exhausts are RPI ones, I believe this car was the prototype.

Simon @ SiFab.co.uk

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#472815 - 15/09/17 04:13 PM Re: Help needed for possible +8 purchase [Re: Eximius]
Fingles Offline
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Registered: 26/02/10
Posts: 271
Have you viewed the car?

I would be very cautious as the ad has been viewed over 18500 times and it is still unsold...

It may be ok but that is a massive amount of views for a private sale, maybe been on the market a while?

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#472816 - 15/09/17 04:28 PM Re: Help needed for possible +8 purchase [Re: Eximius]
Jack The Lad Offline
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Can you not find out if there is a noggin in that area and have a chat with the lads they may know it well even over the phone . If you are going to look at it take a mog owner with you and one that,s had a +8 a good while and knows his stuff , it may cost you a pie and a pint but worth it. Or ask if the owner will take you to a mog garage and you will pay for his fuel , then let the garage look it over . Its one way of selling it .


Edited by Jack The Lad (15/09/17 04:30 PM)

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#472819 - 15/09/17 04:42 PM Re: Help needed for possible +8 purchase [Re: Fingles]
Alan Patterson Offline
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Registered: 07/10/08
Posts: 1425
Loc: Kent
Originally Posted By Fingles
Have you viewed the car?

I would be very cautious as the ad has been viewed over 18500 times and it is still unsold...

It may be ok but that is a massive amount of views for a private sale, maybe been on the market a while?

It has been on the market a while - I've seen it advertised on the Car & Classic website several times.
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#472820 - 15/09/17 04:46 PM Re: Help needed for possible +8 purchase [Re: Eximius]
+8Rich Offline

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Registered: 15/12/09
Posts: 18451
Loc: UK

I have been aware of this advert on the site for at least the last 2 years maybe longer - I know it says listed August 2017 in the advert I'm assuming that is a relist date.

I would exercise extreme caution that is a long long time to be on the market, the advert sounds very boy racer to me and I would walk away from it.
If viewing take someone that knows Plus8's in depth.
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#472821 - 15/09/17 04:54 PM Re: Help needed for possible +8 purchase [Re: Eximius]
brownbaker Offline

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Registered: 23/09/10
Posts: 822
I made enquiries about this car last year.I asked for some pictures of the interior.
The answer was that it was tucked away in his garage and would try and take some.Even after repeated requestt they never turned up.
It has been for sale for at least two years.
Other plus 8 seem to sell alot quicker !


Edited by brownbaker (15/09/17 04:57 PM)

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#472827 - 15/09/17 05:17 PM Re: Help needed for possible +8 purchase [Re: Eximius]
MOG 615 Offline
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Registered: 24/09/14
Posts: 1253
Loc: London
Freddie

I would be very wary about the hyperbole here . There is no way this car has 250 bhp , even 200 with that degree of modification is optimistic.

All the mods are typical of RPM , and there are very mixed opinions about this company and their offering to the Morgan fraternity.

I do remember that this car (if it is indeed the one I remember) is loud and then some, so not the most appropriate of purchases for someone living in London with sensitive neighbours. Yes it is nice to hear the V8 burble at low revs , and a crackle as you put your foot down, but you also need quieter phases when causing long distances, and I am not sure this car does quiet.
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