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#516744 - 08/06/18 10:44 AM Re: Post 1999 +8 Wanted [Re: brownbaker]
Hamwich Online   content

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Registered: 28/04/08
Posts: 6187
Loc: Gloucestershire, UK
Originally Posted By brownbaker
Good luck !
You will not buy a decent 1999 +8 for under 37 k!
One of the members bought a 1999 +8 from a private sale last Novembder up to now he has had to spend 3 k on replacing parts.
At least a dealer will give a few months warranty.
I will watch with interest !


I have to say I agree. Morgans should always be bought on condition, and a long door 3.9 Hotwire car with stainless bulkhead & inner wings is probably the most desirable spec - all the later build quality improvements without the complexity of GEMS.

It's not like the market is exactly flooded with cars of this spec for sale. The way I see it there are two major risks:

1. You spend so long looking for a car at the right price the market moves even further away from your chosen price point

or

2. You end up having to buy a car with some issues that need rectification, leading to a final expenditure much greater than you would have paid by buying a good one.
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#516861 - 09/06/18 09:07 AM Re: Post 1999 +8 Wanted [Re: Hamwich]
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Registered: 08/07/15
Posts: 84
Loc: Shropshire
Originally Posted By Hamwich
Originally Posted By brownbaker
Good luck !
You will not buy a decent 1999 +8 for under 37 k!
One of the members bought a 1999 +8 from a private sale last Novembder up to now he has had to spend 3 k on replacing parts.
At least a dealer will give a few months warranty.
I will watch with interest !


I have to say I agree. Morgans should always be bought on condition, and a long door 3.9 Hotwire car with stainless bulkhead & inner wings is probably the most desirable spec - all the later build quality improvements without the complexity of GEMS.

It's not like the market is exactly flooded with cars of this spec for sale. The way I see it there are two major risks:

1. You spend so long looking for a car at the right price the market moves even further away from your chosen price point

or

2. You end up having to buy a car with some issues that need rectification, leading to a final expenditure much greater than you would have paid by buying a good one.


I don't think the market is moving very quickly (upwards) for +8's, unless the car is very low mileage?

For general privately owned cars with 40-70K miles I think it worth noting that there is a very small number of potential customers, in the +8 market...as the +4 is considerably cheaper to: Buy - Own and Service etc. It is a specialist's car.

I spoke to Allon White Morgan about a month ago - they had just sold a 2000 3.9 +8 with all the desirable options I am after i.e. Alloy body, gal chassis, and ss bulkhead....and that car was advertised for under £30K (and it sold for less!) however it had 63,000 miles and that was the reason it was competitively priced.

I do believe that the "market" wants cars with 15-20k miles (especially selling Dealers) and it these that make £37+...as they are now very few and far between.

I have now looked at a couple - (met two great Morgan owners along the way!) however I could not settle on either car....the search continues.....thanks.
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#517241 - 12/06/18 09:50 AM Re: Post 1999 +8 Wanted [Re: MDS61]
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Registered: 23/05/17
Posts: 316
Loc: auckland new zealand
Well Tim that's the conclusion I came to as well and I know a certain Devon gentleman who may agree with these conclusions😎
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#518379 - 19/06/18 11:53 PM Re: Post 1999 +8 Wanted [Re: MDS61]
Ross Offline
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Registered: 24/08/11
Posts: 38
Loc: Sydney
Can I suggest you have a look at the Morgan Owners Club Australia web site, there is a 2004 model for sale in NZ.
Due to our draconian laws in Aussie we are unable to import cars here later than 1989, otherwise I would have been all over this car like a rash.
Hassles with inspection and shipping I know, but just another option.
Regards
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#518689 - 22/06/18 09:23 AM Re: Post 1999 +8 Wanted [Re: waikiore]
MDS61 Offline
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Registered: 08/07/15
Posts: 84
Loc: Shropshire
I am thinking of attending The Morgan "do" @ Blenheim Palace

As well as meeting some nice people and lots of cars...will there be a few Morgan's (3.9 +8) for sale?

Still looking not many about at the moment....
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#519329 - 26/06/18 09:47 PM Re: Post 1999 +8 Wanted [Re: waikiore]
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Registered: 15/12/09
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Loc: Devon UK
Originally Posted By waikiore
Well Tim that's the conclusion I came to as well and I know a certain Devon gentleman who may agree with these conclusions😎


Like you I know what I like and buy it straight away if it's low mileage and condition is good wink .


Well Murray there was very nearly 2 identical Plus 8's in NZ, my old school and college mate was visiting and of course we had to have a little spirited runout last week, he loved it and made me a very good offer and I very nearly accepted but my heart kicked in and saved the day thumbs.

I have created an itch I think he'll have to scratch now he's actively searching.
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#519406 - 27/06/18 05:41 PM Re: Post 1999 +8 Wanted [Re: MDS61]
waikiore Offline
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Registered: 23/05/17
Posts: 316
Loc: auckland new zealand
I do know the 2004 plus 8 in NZ for sale and it's a one owner car only for sale because he has just taken delivery of a brand new plus 8 !
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#522040 - 13/07/18 03:21 AM Re: Post 1999 +8 Wanted [Re: Ross]
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Registered: 25/11/11
Posts: 2115
Loc: Australia - NSW Mid North Coas...
Originally Posted By Ross
Can I suggest you have a look at the Morgan Owners Club Australia web site, there is a 2004 model for sale in NZ.
Due to our draconian laws in Aussie we are unable to import cars here later than 1989, otherwise I would have been all over this car like a rash.
Hassles with inspection and shipping I know, but just another option.
Regards
Ross


And she does look a fine car Ross
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#522322 - 14/07/18 03:03 PM Re: Post 1999 +8 Wanted [Re: MDS61]
andymot Offline

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Registered: 11/09/14
Posts: 621
Loc: East Sussex, ENGLAND
Allon white ( 13th July) have a 2000 reg plus 8 that looks like it ticks lots of boxes - any good for what your looking for?
https://allonwhite.co.uk/used-morgan-car...ng-green-st1108


Edited by andymot (14/07/18 03:05 PM)
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#522325 - 14/07/18 04:03 PM Re: Post 1999 +8 Wanted [Re: andymot]
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Registered: 10/03/13
Posts: 323
Loc: High wycombe
Originally Posted By andymot
Allon white ( 13th July) have a 2000 reg plus 8 that looks like it ticks lots of boxes - any good for what your looking for?
https://allonwhite.co.uk/used-morgan-car...ng-green-st1108


Question for anyone: the luggage rack on the allon white car stands rather high and proud of the back of the car (just like my 1997 3.9); my question is whether this design of luggage rack is the standard +8 (to clear the wider tire perhaps?) or whether a lower profile rack is available and will fit?
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