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Greetings from the colonies... #539435
27/10/18 03:15 PM
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Hello all fellow M3W lovers...

Have gone ahead and just spec'd out and ordered my M3W... thrilled to get her. Went ahead and requested a proper classic spec, black with green quilted leather, Brooklands wheel, vintage bonnet catches, chrome pack, vinyl tonneau, Union Jack badges, full windscreen, etc.

Should be built the 7th week of the new year in February. Have almost thought of looking into factory collection though don't need to spend any more on this unnecessary (but sure to be extremely fun!) toy...

Not my first sports car rodeo as I have owned many pieces of English iron over the years... several MG's and Triumphs, Healey 3000 (big), and still have my E-Type... the Morgan will be in stable with good company.

Any required reading/materials while I wait out the next few months for my beauty to be constructed???

From the colonies,
Royal Lichter
Chicago IL

Re: Greetings from the colonies... [Re: Royal Lichter] #539436
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Welcome Royal, and congratulations.

Peter Dron's Book - "The Morgan 3 wheeler, back to the future" would be a good place to start.


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Re: Greetings from the colonies... [Re: Royal Lichter] #539444
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Welcome Royal a lovely classic colour scheme there, wishing you many happy miles when you take delivery wherever that might be.

This is the sort of fun these boys and girls get up to thumbs.
http://www.talkmorgan.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/533289/1


Regards Richard

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Re: Greetings from the colonies... [Re: Royal Lichter] #539449
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Dribble, dribble!

Have fun.

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Re: Greetings from the colonies... [Re: Royal Lichter] #539478
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Enjoy RL, hope you get many miles of smiles, I love mine.....

Re: Greetings from the colonies... [Re: Royal Lichter] #539491
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Hi Royal, welcome to the eclectic group of M3W enthusiasts!

On your comment "...looking into factory collection", I think this would be amusing (best case) and incredibly frustrating (likely case) to actually arrange. Unless you happen to live near Malvern, or can travel with no advanced notice, predicting the week or month, perhaps even the year, that your car will be completed is just flat impossible. I suspect they may be able to notify you when it's done, but expecting Morgan to be able to predict it - in advance - is folly I believe.

Re: Greetings from the colonies... [Re: truckin-on] #539495
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Hi and Welcome
The reality should be better than that..
Your dealer will be told when your body is about to go on the built up chassis so if you wish you can visit the factory and see your car whilst getting a free factory tour plus chat to the builder who might be persuaded to apply his signature.
not so easy if you are a few thousand miles away though!


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Re: Greetings from the colonies... [Re: Royal Lichter] #539496
27/10/18 09:31 PM
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Welcome. I am a fellow Chicago-area owner. Dealing with Norb, I presume? Let me know if I can be a resource at all, and in case you were not aware, there is a Windy City Morgan club.


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Re: Greetings from the colonies... [Re: Royal Lichter] #539501
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Norb is my go-to for all Morgan parts! I agree that factory collection is a pipe dream for anybody from the states because of the delays. Check when my car was done! I have my own dedicated thread! some folks were saying that it was completed and that I needed to make my final payment while actually it was still a separate Body and Frame waiting to be Assembled. But to be fair I have to take my fair share of the blame for the delays, my car was the first production one with the new windshield and with the new dashboard , and the new Bonnet catches and the optional rear fender. Some of those things were prototyped on my car for production. If you do go, stay at the Wyche Inn!

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Re: Greetings from the colonies... [Re: Royal Lichter] #539552
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Make sure you get to know Keith at Norb's, he is a life saver with all my Mogs.


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Re: Greetings from the colonies... [Re: Royal Lichter] #545878
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Thanks all for the very warm welcome. Forgot my password and just now figured out how to reset it.

Very excited for my car, can't believe I ordered it on the 28th of August and already it's the 1st of Dec. Hopefully not too many delays, but I requested a week 7 build week, so even if it's two months still way ahead of summer here in Chicago (and the added extra time to ease my wallet is nice, too!).

Have been reading the parts manual quite a bit and watching endless youtube videos to tide me over in the mean time! (and maybe an occasional ride in my E-Type!!).

Cheers,
Royal

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Welcome from Sydney, Australia
Good luck with your new M3W...


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Re: Greetings from the colonies... [Re: Royal Lichter] #545884
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Welcome into the madhouse Royal

Re: Greetings from the colonies... [Re: Royal Lichter] #545913
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Please inform me who Norb is and how I can contact him, or them for parts.
Thank you

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Welcome royal from st Tropez

Re: Greetings from the colonies... [Re: Royal Lichter] #545935
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Originally Posted By Royal Lichter
Thanks all for the very warm welcome. Forgot my password and just now figured out how to reset it.

Very excited for my car, can't believe I ordered it on the 28th of August and already it's the 1st of Dec. Hopefully not too many delays, but I requested a week 7 build week, so even if it's two months still way ahead of summer here in Chicago (and the added extra time to ease my wallet is nice, too!).

Have been reading the parts manual quite a bit and watching endless youtube videos to tide me over in the mean time! (and maybe an occasional ride in my E-Type!!).

Cheers,
Royal


Greetings and welcome from Paris. How very exciting.

Maybe you should consider asking for the order to be pushed back to week 14. If the UK ends up doing a no deal Brexit, you'll most probably get an extra 25% off thanks to a plummeting exchange rate..... hide

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Piloto:

Norb Bries is the Chicago Morgan Dealer at Northshore Sports Cars, Lake Bluff, IL. www.northshoresportscars.com

Norb is a great gentleman and Keith his mechanic is one of the most reliable and knowledgeable Morgan experts in the country.


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2013 M3W (Olga)
Re: Greetings from the colonies... [Re: pandy] #546335
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Originally Posted By pandy
Originally Posted By Royal Lichter
Thanks all for the very warm welcome. Forgot my password and just now figured out how to reset it.

Very excited for my car, can't believe I ordered it on the 28th of August and already it's the 1st of Dec. Hopefully not too many delays, but I requested a week 7 build week, so even if it's two months still way ahead of summer here in Chicago (and the added extra time to ease my wallet is nice, too!).

Have been reading the parts manual quite a bit and watching endless youtube videos to tide me over in the mean time! (and maybe an occasional ride in my E-Type!!).

Cheers,
Royal


Greetings and welcome from Paris. How very exciting.

Maybe you should consider asking for the order to be pushed back to week 14. If the UK ends up doing a no deal Brexit, you'll most probably get an extra 25% off thanks to a plummeting exchange rate..... hide


Fascinating post. It's an exciting time to be ordering a Morgan and the markets might already be working to my favor.

Terms of business at least with my dealer are as follows. A small non-refundable deposit required to place the orer. Then, 'approximate' (pro-forma) price is determined as of date of order. Based off of the options I picked and a $1.30 exchange rate the day I ordered, the approx total for my M3W came out to about $55,7k USD.

I won't know the 'real' price until body is built at which time the price is calculated off of that day's exchange rate. I suspect GBP will continue to be volatile.

Undoubtedly Brexit is working to any Morgan buyer's advantage already but sounds like the end of March could give an even better discount. I might already be pushed into that build week territory if there are delays.

Perhaps it is in fact worth a quick chat with my dealer to push it back a bit. Hard to predict what kind of savings I'll really enjoy but worth a conversation I think.

Thanks for your help everyone!

Re: Greetings from the colonies... [Re: Royal Lichter] #546341
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.....don't blame me if that doesn't happen (say there isn't a no-deal Brexit for example).

Remember; the pound can go down as well as belly-up.


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Re: Greetings from the colonies... [Re: pandy] #546405
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Pandy, can we keep this forum a Brexit free zone please? thumbs

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Yes, sorry about that. Couldn't resist. quiet

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Re: Greetings from the colonies... [Re: Royal Lichter] #546471
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Morgan buys the engines from USA so fall in the pound would affect the factory gate price. No doubt a lot of the other materials & parts are imported.

Re: Greetings from the colonies... [Re: Royal Lichter] #546565
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MMC bought 45 new motors from S&S back in July, I know because I got the 46th direct from Wisconsin. I believe that was to fulfill orders for the next 12 months.


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Re: Greetings from the colonies... [Re: Royal Lichter] #554357
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Well I've just been informed my build specs are locked and I'm assigned a 'Week 8' build slot - only one week back from 7 which was my initial pick. In good shape so far and real excited to see it come together and get it...

Re: Greetings from the colonies... [Re: Royal Lichter] #554454
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Re: Greetings from the colonies... [Re: Royal Lichter] #554455
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You should have it in time for Spring. Enjoy.

Re: Greetings from the colonies... [Re: Royal Lichter] #554541
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I ordered my new custom M3W from Pete Larsen and had it within 3 months. Seems production goes in waves. Happy to drive it for Christmas!


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Re: Greetings from the colonies... [Re: Royal Lichter] #554624
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Hope the dates hold for you! For me, it was off about 5 months from the original build slot :-) 9+ months from order to delivery...

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Thanks guys! Even if she's delayed a bit more than 1 week (initially I picked week 7) I should still have it for spring. The price has already dropped a little too since I put down a deposit and picked my specs. It's funny to think about currency fluctuations in buying a car. I explained the way it works to a couple of people that enjoy talking cars and I had them chuckling.

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I’ve received notification that my 3 Wheeler has gone into production!

Exciting news!

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Brilliant. Think they take about two weeks to complete (in theory!).

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Excellent news Royal!

You’ll have your M3W in plenty of time for the trip up to S&S.


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Mine was delayed from May to October, i wish that upon nobody. Was my own fault. All the heritage options were prototyped on my car.


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Re: Greetings from the colonies... [Re: Royal Lichter] #560930
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Sorry for your delays Draggin! I hear a lot of people had them over the last few years. I guess I got lucky...

I ordered my car August 27th and specifically requested a build week of 7 in 2019. They started building it on February 5th and was finished on the 13th.

If it isn't on a boat heading across the North Atlantic now, it will be soon. I should have it in a few weeks.

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Awesome! 👍

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Hi Royal,

You probably can’t wait.

Don’t forget to make your reservations in Lake Geneva and La Crosse for the S&S trip.

Looking forward to seeing your M3W!


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