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#493696 - 13/01/18 02:56 PM Re: Landie Oldie [Re: GerryWal]
Neilda Offline
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Registered: 26/04/12
Posts: 4253
Loc: Surrey. UK
Happened to see this today parked outside my local today (just now actually)... has 'trafficators' fitted.

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#493701 - 13/01/18 03:19 PM Re: Landie Oldie [Re: GerryWal]
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Registered: 11/01/11
Posts: 2597
Loc: norfolk, UK
I have had the "pleasure" ???? of driving one of these in it's proper home, i.e. across farm land and ploughed fields and I have to say it was awful.
I can't imagine why anyone would spend a lot of money on one then drive it on the road ,however I guess it's a case of what ever floats your boat!!
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#493705 - 13/01/18 03:29 PM Re: Landie Oldie [Re: Eddie Cairns]
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Registered: 28/04/08
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Loc: Gloucestershire, UK
Originally Posted By Eddie Cairns
Have you driven one any distance?


I've never owned a Series 1, but I used to drive my IIa all over the place. Huge fun. Modern cars have made us all soft I reckon.
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#493707 - 13/01/18 03:36 PM Re: Landie Oldie [Re: GerryWal]
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Registered: 15/12/09
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Loc: Devon UK
I quite enjoy not having my kidneys displaced in one - It could always be that we have become more discerning after all an all weather Morganista is hardly what I would term "soft".
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#493710 - 13/01/18 03:39 PM Re: Landie Oldie [Re: +8Rich]
Hamwich Offline

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Registered: 28/04/08
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Loc: Gloucestershire, UK
Originally Posted By +8Rich
I quite enjoy not having my kidneys displaced in one


Admittedly, my IIa was an awful lot better with 4 paving slabs in the back, it gave the suspension something to do. And it was best not to try to do more than 45mph.
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#493717 - 13/01/18 03:58 PM Re: Landie Oldie [Re: Eddie Cairns]
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Registered: 28/10/16
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Loc: South Lincolnshire
Originally Posted By Eddie Cairns
Nev,

It was so good and you loved it so much you got rid of it!!!!!!!!!!


It was a long time ago when I had a small family and a large mortgage.

Priorities and all that.

Nev.

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#493771 - 14/01/18 07:52 AM Re: Landie Oldie [Re: GerryWal]
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Registered: 05/08/15
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I drove one many years ago when I spent a week helping a friend set up his prawn fishing business on the West Coast of Scotland. I seem to remember being able to turn the steering wheel 90 degrees either way with it having no appreciable effect on the front wheels. Maybe it was just that one.
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#493783 - 14/01/18 09:55 AM Re: Landie Oldie [Re: Hamwich]
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Registered: 05/03/10
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Originally Posted By Hamwich
I've never owned a Series 1, but I used to drive my IIa all over the place. Huge fun. Modern cars have made us all soft I reckon.
+1.

A Series IIa was my daily driver for a couple of years in the eighties, one of the most fun cars I've ever had and one I regret having to sell.

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#497472 - 04/02/18 06:05 PM Re: Landie Oldie [Re: GerryWal]
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Nearly bought my first IIa back soon after I bought the first Morgan. However, while the chassis was the same the body had been replaced with a SIII. Just wasn't the same...
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