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#530285 - 27/08/18 11:03 PM Greetings from San Francisco
AudioMan Offline
New to Talk Morgan

Registered: 30/05/18
Posts: 4
Loc: San Francisco
New forum member and new owner. My Roadster is on it's way from Malvern to San Francisco (one of the first of the 2018 USA cars). It will be the daily driver for 100 miles a day. By coincidence went for the factory trip on vacation back in the UK and while being guided along the red path, there was my build number! A rolling chassis, engine and everything! A genuine tearful moment, "driver meets newborn car". Next problem is getting insured in the US, AAA doesn't want to know. That and thinking up a suitable 7 letter registration that hasn't already been taken. Doubtless more posts when she arrives.
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2018 V6 Roadster, BRG & Alu.
Commuting 100 miles/day.

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#530288 - 27/08/18 11:10 PM Re: Greetings from San Francisco [Re: AudioMan]
DaveW Offline
Roadster Guru
Member of the Inner Circle

Registered: 11/12/08
Posts: 17435
Loc: South Yorkshire
Welcome to TM AudioMan and enjoy your new Morgan!!!
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DaveW
2005 Corsa Red Roadster S1
2016 Saffron Yellow (Narrow) Plus 4

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#530290 - 27/08/18 11:43 PM Re: Greetings from San Francisco [Re: AudioMan]
+8Rich Offline

Member of the Inner Circle

Registered: 15/12/09
Posts: 20039
Loc: Devonshire
Welcome to TM - so pleased for you Morgan enthusiasts over there that this opportunity to buy new has returned.
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Regards Richard

1999 Indigo Blue +8
2009 4/4 Sport Green
1994 Connaught Green +8






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#530296 - 28/08/18 03:57 AM Re: Greetings from San Francisco [Re: AudioMan]
MGDave Offline
Learner Plates Off!

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 381
Loc: South Ontario, from Lancashire...
Welcome to TM, please send photos.
Have you tried Hagerty? They are familiar with Morgans.
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Dave
98 +8 Corsa Red
74 MGB Red

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#530298 - 28/08/18 05:58 AM Re: Greetings from San Francisco [Re: AudioMan]
deano Offline

Charter Member

Registered: 12/02/12
Posts: 5376
Loc: Taunton
Welcome to TM Audioman, do you have a delivery date yet?
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Martin (Deano)

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#530300 - 28/08/18 07:16 AM Re: Greetings from San Francisco [Re: AudioMan]
Graham, G4FUJ Offline
Salty Sea Dog
Member of the Inner Circle

Registered: 03/07/07
Posts: 22270
Loc: Cheltenham, Glos. UK
Wow, welcome to TM!
Nice find during a tour. Hope the waiting isn't too long now. smile
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D8921 L44FOR '93 4/4 Giallo Fly 2 seat smile
'90 LR 90 SW
'07 MINI Cooper

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#530307 - 28/08/18 07:36 AM Re: Greetings from San Francisco [Re: AudioMan]
MOG 615 Offline

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Registered: 24/09/14
Posts: 1387
Loc: London
Welcome from London Audioman.

I lived SF on my one and only visit in the 80s.

Some nice driving roads in the Bay Area I seem to remember.

Hope the Roadster arrives soon and proves a great involving drive for your daily drive.
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Andy G
1999 +8 , Indigo Blue.
Ex-John McKecknie/Mike Duncan 1955 +4 racer.

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#530323 - 28/08/18 08:36 AM Re: Greetings from San Francisco [Re: AudioMan]
lowebird Offline
Talk Morgan Addict

Registered: 11/01/11
Posts: 3490
Loc: norfolk, UK
As others have said, welcome to the madness of TM. I hope your new car is all you hoped for, I do envy your ability to do the coast road down to LA in it, what a drive that will be.
I did it in a Firebird years ago and have never forgotten it.
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#530351 - 28/08/18 10:33 AM Re: Greetings from San Francisco [Re: AudioMan]
James B W Online   content

Has a lot to Say!

Registered: 31/07/14
Posts: 1226
Loc: Newcastle Upon Tyne
another welcome to TM , AudioMan thumbs

I love the serendipity of you going on the factory tour and seeing your own car in build.....

James
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Aero8 , Series 1 - Boston Green
Range Rover Evoque
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#530365 - 28/08/18 01:35 PM Re: Greetings from San Francisco [Re: AudioMan]
Paul F Offline

Talk Morgan Expert

Registered: 20/08/10
Posts: 2366
Loc: Costock, South Nottinghamshire...
Welcome to TM. Look forward to learning more about your new Pride and Joy when it arrives.
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Costock, UK
2014 4/4 Rolls Royce Garnet Red
Disco 4
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#530393 - 28/08/18 03:47 PM Re: Greetings from San Francisco [Re: AudioMan]
Stephen888 Offline
Learner Plates Off!

Registered: 22/03/11
Posts: 257
Loc: Cambridge UK
Hi Audioman
I have used Grundy Worldwide. Cheaper than Hagerty when insuring a +8 in the USA.
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1980 +8 Blue
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#530690 - 29/08/18 11:21 PM Re: Greetings from San Francisco [Re: AudioMan]
Drrugby Offline
New to Talk Morgan

Registered: 05/08/16
Posts: 1
Loc: California
Hi Audioman

Welcome!

I am just down the road from you in Cupertino. I have my 1983 plus 8 insured with Hagarty.

I wish you many miles of happy Morganeering!
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Rob
1983 Plus 8

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#530691 - 29/08/18 11:51 PM Re: Greetings from San Francisco [Re: AudioMan]
OZ 4/4 Offline

Talk Morgan Expert

Registered: 25/11/11
Posts: 2668
Loc: Australia - NSW Mid North Coas...
Great story AudioMan. A big Sydney welcome to TM from the land "downunder"
Look forward to the photos....
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#530692 - 29/08/18 11:54 PM Re: Greetings from San Francisco [Re: Paul F]
Aeroman Offline

Talk Morgan Guru

Registered: 01/09/06
Posts: 7258
Loc: Eton, Berks
Originally Posted By Paul F
Welcome to TM. Look forward to learning more about your new Pride and Joy when it arrives.

+1 - exciting times and we do look forward to hearing more! Incidentally Chubb also know about Morgan’s having provided insurance services both to the company and also to some owners.
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Brian

Morgan SP1 (Rocket Red)
Morgan Plus 8 (Rocket Blue)
Morgan Plus 8 - Moss Box (Black)

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#530693 - 30/08/18 01:22 AM Re: Greetings from San Francisco [Re: AudioMan]
Taffmog Offline
Talk Morgan Enthusiast

Registered: 22/09/10
Posts: 1549
Loc: Wales
Hi Audioman!, welcome to TM, can’t help on the insurance but wish you a 100 smiles to every gallon and looking forward to seeing plenty of pics in due course...

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#537127 - 12/10/18 08:36 PM Re: Greetings from San Francisco [Re: AudioMan]
AudioMan Offline
New to Talk Morgan

Registered: 30/05/18
Posts: 4
Loc: San Francisco
Thanks for the good wishes everyone! Well the car has arrived at Morgan West in LA and now they're doing all the required stuff - putting the engine back in and making a few changes required by typos in communication between the dealer and the factory. About to start the insurance hunt, thanks to all those who made suggestions, I'll tell you how it comes out.
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2018 V6 Roadster, BRG & Alu.
Commuting 100 miles/day.

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#545855 - 01/12/18 07:41 PM Re: Greetings from San Francisco [Re: AudioMan]
Doar Offline
New to Talk Morgan

Registered: 30/11/18
Posts: 6
Loc: Adrian Michigan U.S.
Very exciting. That would be my ideal to order a car and visit the factory while it is being built. Just perfect. Can’t think of a better motoring experience than touring the CA coast In a Morgan.

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#545858 - 01/12/18 07:46 PM Re: Greetings from San Francisco [Re: AudioMan]
Doar Offline
New to Talk Morgan

Registered: 30/11/18
Posts: 6
Loc: Adrian Michigan U.S.
They have to take the engine out? Does it not arrive equiped for the American market?

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#545863 - 01/12/18 08:15 PM Re: Greetings from San Francisco [Re: Doar]
robmog88 Offline

Talk Morgan Regular

Registered: 21/05/07
Posts: 918
Loc: Walsall, uk
Originally Posted By Doar
They have to take the engine out? Does it not arrive equiped for the American market?


Yep to comply with USA regs

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#545899 - 01/12/18 11:37 PM Re: Greetings from San Francisco [Re: robmog88]
Doar Offline
New to Talk Morgan

Registered: 30/11/18
Posts: 6
Loc: Adrian Michigan U.S.
I emailed the San Francisco dealer. They say the car arrives as a rolling chassis, still built to your specs, and they install the drivetrain here in the states. That must be all about emissions and tariffs I would guess.

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#545918 - 02/12/18 08:04 AM Re: Greetings from San Francisco [Re: AudioMan]
Graham, G4FUJ Offline
Salty Sea Dog
Member of the Inner Circle

Registered: 03/07/07
Posts: 22270
Loc: Cheltenham, Glos. UK
2.0 litre and 3.7 litre engines are manufactured in USA - all the COO (Country of Origin) labels I've seen (on those engines) are marked USA.

The first few cars built for the USA market had their engines / gearboxes fitted for the assembly process, then subsequently removed. Now they are assembled without fitting, but as far as I can see MMC ship the engine/gearbox along with the car for dealer fitting. "Replica" rules?
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D8921 L44FOR '93 4/4 Giallo Fly 2 seat smile
'90 LR 90 SW
'07 MINI Cooper

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