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#557809 - 04/02/19 10:49 AM Should I? The GTN itch..
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Morning all,

Long story short I visited Melvyn's over the weekend, and I must admit seeing a GTN in the flesh again really got me thinking about changing my Aero 8 for it.

However of course it is never that simple and thus I am here for some recommendations, man maths and common sense (or perhaps the opposite?).

So my thoughts are currently:
- What is my Aero worth? The market seems to be all over the place so I am thinking a lower figure of 40k to base calculations on is sensible, albeit perhaps less than I would hope to achieve.
- Is the GTN worth 79k? It's been on sale for over 6 months and not sold, so the market would suggest not, and if I recall less than a decade ago these were trading at around 10k more than an S1.
- It is twice the price of mine, but is it twice the car?
- I have plans if I keep mine to add some extras to it that would make it much nicer, paintwork, new interior, hardtop etc.. but it is money I won't ever recoup - so the GTN is more sensible in that regard.
- I didn't drive/or even get to fire it up for that matter so that was a shame, I hear that side pipes sound quite different to the rear exits.
- My wife and I are already quite fond of "Lucifer", and have many memories, which is playing on the mind as well.
- In all honesty it wouldn't be a full cash purchase (I own my current Aero) but would have to find some finance to bridge the gap so I really want to make sure before I do anything.
- It could be my last and only chance to buy the Aero I fell in love with when I first saw it on Top Gear all those years ago..

What would you do? confused2

Apologies in advance for the randomness of questions, its one of those decisions.. confused hide
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#557812 - 04/02/19 10:55 AM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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I agree the GTN is only worth £10k more than the S1

Bid him where it hurts and let him stew all weekend, if you get it it will feel good, if you dont you will feel good about what you didnt waist.

Good Luck


Edited by Dean-Royal (04/02/19 10:56 AM)
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#557813 - 04/02/19 10:58 AM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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That is quite some dilemma Nick and as I know very little of Aero's I won't comment other than to wish you luck with your decision making.
The only recommendation I would make is to contact Shooter on here as he has a lot of experience of Aero's and still runs a GTN which I believe he has had for quite a while.
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#557826 - 04/02/19 11:26 AM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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Dean-Royal, imho your advice to Rick is sound. GTNs aren't quite hen's teeth yet so I can imagine other opportunities arising.

I would also definitely recommend a thorough test drive and inspection before making any bidding decision as it sounds like you know your existing Aero well, but not the GTN.

Cheers
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#557827 - 04/02/19 11:40 AM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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NickCW,

For what it's worth, if you can afford it I think you have answered your question in the final sentence of your post.
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#557834 - 04/02/19 12:24 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: Dean-Royal]
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Originally Posted By Dean-Royal
I agree the GTN is only worth £10k more than the S1

Bid him where it hurts and let him stew all weekend, if you get it it will feel good, if you dont you will feel good about what you didnt waist.

Good Luck


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#557846 - 04/02/19 01:12 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: Dean-Royal]
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Originally Posted By Dean-Royal
I agree the GTN is only worth £10k more than the S1

Bid him where it hurts and let him stew all weekend, if you get it it will feel good, if you dont you will feel good about what you didnt waist.

Good Luck


Well I have had a conversation about where the seller wants to be with it, and apparently the seller isn't looking for much in the way of offers..
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#557847 - 04/02/19 01:15 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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I think they will be worth more. I am not certain it will be worth double but the market for Aero's a bit fickle. I looked at a GTN when I bought the S2 (also at MR's as well) and they were quite special.

If you can get a condition/servicing run down on it (from the current owner if possible) on what condition it is in I would make a difference. GTN parts are probably more rare than S1 parts so this will be important. You know Aeros now so the drive is one of the key decision making moments. I am surprised he not get you into it instantly. Unless he is nervous?

As to pricing. The one I looked at 6 years ago was 80k when the brand new S4 were going for about the same price. My S2 was going for 42k and the S1 were about £34-38k at that time. Amazingly prices seem to be at or about the same now I think. Just us and the cars are a bit older.

1 List of work by who and when.
2 Has it got the hardtop.
3 Can you speak to the current owner.
4 Does he have flexibility on the price.

My $0.02 in case it helps.
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#557851 - 04/02/19 01:21 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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Thanks all for the feedback so far,

I have found the advert again which is:
https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1058507

Condition looks A1, bar a few age related items (carbon seems to be unsticking from the dash on one corner, little marks here and there if being picky).

Only slight issue I have is the selling dealer as lovely as they were seem to be massively undervaluing my Aero, so I would need to sell it elsewhere which makes things more awkward than doing a single deal.
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#557861 - 04/02/19 01:47 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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I cannot speak for other GTN's as I have only driven mine. It feels a much better drive than any other Aero I've driven. My series 4 comes in second then my 3 and my 5 in joint last place with the supersport :-)


I think the last GTN (no. 5, LHD) sold for around £70,000 after being on market for over a year. I think they will continue to be a slower sale because you have to know what it is. I had been wanting one for a while so bought it as soon as it came on to the market so mine wasn't advertised for very long.


I think if I were ever looking to sell then it would be at least at the margin above a stock S1 that Melvyn's car is on the market at. I think if you got it for £75k with any fettling that needs doing completed in the price then do it. I don't think you'll regret it.
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#557862 - 04/02/19 01:58 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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Thanks Shooter, hard to quantify I imagine about the drive but I guess its a general overall feeling rather than just a single thing that stands out?

It will be interesting to see what other dealers value mine at, and ultimately that might make the decision for me I guess!
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#557870 - 04/02/19 03:33 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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Nick. Back in 2006 when i bought my first Aero i think the price diff was about 6k second hand, i took the works Gtn on a test drive and take away the side exits found very little difference in performance the factory and even Charles Morgan admitted it.Remember that since its production most series 1s have had exhaust upgrades and other enhancement's so every day driving you wont notice the possible 20bhp difference.The GTN is a rare Aero but nearly twice the price of a series 1 is totally bonker's having said that i wish i had paid
the extra 6 k for financial reasons only. Your part ex price will be between 35 and37 i would imagine to retail around 42 to 44k. Your series 1 is a great car check out the specs before you make a descision I also thought there was a boom inside with the hard top on which i couldnt live with. You pays your money and make a choice. Happy hunting.


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#557871 - 04/02/19 03:37 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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It does look fabulous. love
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#557873 - 04/02/19 04:04 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: pandy]
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Originally Posted By pandy
It does look fabulous. love


Certainly does!
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#557876 - 04/02/19 04:20 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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The GTN is rare car, but then so is the market for them. My man maths would put it at £60k compared to the S1, based on what it might cost to purchase the some of the upgrades.

If it was me I would not be prepared to pay £75k based on what else you can get for the same money.


Edited by deano (04/02/19 04:23 PM)
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#557889 - 04/02/19 05:18 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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Nice series4 at berry brook.


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#557923 - 04/02/19 07:04 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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Nick

I have not driven a GTN but when I sat in one it did feel really special , and VERY different to a Series 1 or 2. I think it was built so that MMC could homologate their GT race car.

People have always tried to talk up the rarity of certain models (mainly those that own them) and sometimes the prices follow this , and other times they don't. However Morgans are rarely purchased on a financial basis , they are an emotional purchase based on perceptions of enjoyment. So how much of a premium it is worth is not totally relevant. It is whether it would give your more enjoyment during your ownership.

Good luck in coming to the right answer, for yourself.
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#557930 - 04/02/19 07:23 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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Please explain the very different bit for twice the money we are on the Aero section.

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#557932 - 04/02/19 07:30 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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Thanks for the comments all, much food for thought. I agree with everything which is the confusing thing, my head says its not twice the car.. and my heart loves it because I remember watching it on Top Gear when I was younger and wondering what on earth it was - and how amazing it must be to own!

The differences off the top of my head are:
- Larger 4.6l Alpina tuned version of the 4.4v8
- Carbon fibre hardtop
- Side exhausts
- Piano black wood trim
- Carbon fibre dash/console insert
- Bespoke Mota-lita steering wheel
- Cutouts in front valance
- Exclusivity!

Might have missed something else..
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#557935 - 04/02/19 07:39 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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#557940 - 04/02/19 07:47 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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And of course the two-tone paint.. I missed the two most obvious things!
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#557941 - 04/02/19 07:50 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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I think your under a spell Nick, nice though....



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#557943 - 04/02/19 08:00 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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Trust your gut Nick and enjoy the decision making process.

My gut says - lovely car but more of a specialist car, so for me one to have alongside another Aero but alas no more room at home!
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#557954 - 04/02/19 08:32 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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There is an all Carbon S1 out there as well as a V10 S2. Just in terms of scarcity.
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#557978 - 04/02/19 09:47 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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V10 S2? Now that sounds dangerous! love drive
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#557979 - 04/02/19 09:47 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: aerotaff]
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Originally Posted By aerotaff
I think your under a spell Nick, nice though....



Em


It is that darn Morganitus again..
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#557981 - 04/02/19 10:05 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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We all get it now and again Nick.


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#558011 - 05/02/19 08:04 AM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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Originally Posted By NickCW
V10 S2? Now that sounds dangerous! love drive

I think that may be the one with an "Aeromax" body at Brightwells auctions, to which a link was posted recently...
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#558021 - 05/02/19 08:52 AM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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Originally Posted By NickCW

- Is the GTN worth 79k? It's been on sale for over 6 months and not sold, so the market would suggest not, and if I recall less than a decade ago these were trading at around 10k more than an S1.


I claim no knowledge of Morgan prices but what you describe is what I see with Ferrari prices.

The car market has gone off the boil but here we arent talking of day to day cars but expensive toys. In my experience the market for these is much like the house market. When it goes off the boil you are left with high prices slow moving stock for sale with little new coming to the market because sellers dont want / arent prepared to accept a lower price than they could have got last year. Sure some of the cars on the market sell and there always are people who for a variety of reasons pay above tru market rate. But generally sales are slow and mostly only the realistically priced examples.

I've been idly looking tfor a manual gearbox Ferrari 360 spider. There are several on offer at 90k/ 100k, mostly with a spotty service record, and all were on offer last year as well. One really nice car I was offered sold for 65k albeit in a colour which is normally 10k below the most popular red. The current market level for a good car in good colours etc is maybe 75/80k and falling.

Maybe its Brexit uncertainty but likely not since the decline is affecting the continent as well as the UK.

In the end you pays your money and makes your choice. I may well pay over the odds simply because at 73 I dont want to waste a summer without a toy to enjoy. How many more have I got left? But those with more time and those in the car business are sitting on their hands. Several dealers I have spoken to are not buying cars for stock and only doing SOR in order to avoid losses in a falling market.

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#558088 - 05/02/19 04:45 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: aerotaff]
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Originally Posted By aerotaff
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Some GTN's didn't get the black wheels but the standard silver which is a shame because I think the black suits so much better.
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#558092 - 05/02/19 05:23 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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Originally Posted By NickCW
Thanks for the comments all, much food for thought. I agree with everything which is the confusing thing, my head says its not twice the car.. and my heart loves it because I remember watching it on Top Gear when I was younger and wondering what on earth it was - and how amazing it must be to own!

The differences off the top of my head are:
- Larger 4.6l Alpina tuned version of the 4.4v8
- Carbon fibre hardtop
- Side exhausts
- Piano black wood trim
- Carbon fibre dash/console insert
- Bespoke Mota-lita steering wheel
- Cutouts in front valance
- Exclusivity!

Might have missed something else..


I think the most important thing isn't listed and that is the actual build of the car. Seems to have been put together a lot better than the majority of Aero's. I read somewhere that this was down to a small team of people working on the 11 cars. Whether that is correct I cannot say. However it does seem to have a better feel to it compared to all the others I've had.

Found a little snippet below, makes the common mistake about the engine size. Has a few images of mine along with 3 or 4 other GTN's

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=aer...0&FORM=VIRE
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#558096 - 05/02/19 05:30 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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Interesting video on the GTN
Thanks for posting
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#558098 - 05/02/19 05:31 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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Personally ( and what do I know) buying such a low mileage GTN would pay dividends if you were to store it away for another 10-15 years as an investment, but if you were to drive it, it wouldn’t command such a premium in a few years.

This is just my opinion, and as such, is worth exactly what you paid for it!

Simon


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#558112 - 05/02/19 07:06 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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Thanks all for your thoughts.

After speaking to a few dealers the general consensus seems to be that the market is flat for cars at the moment, it doesn't mean you can't ask strong money but they aren't selling. As such to sell mine quickly the GTN would be significantly over double the price - which I don't feel is worth it, especially when mine drives very well and I have been told is one of the better ones.

They also seem to think the GTN isn't listed at a price that is reflecting where they think the market is at - so I have decided its not the right time to pursue this.

I appreciate everyone's thoughts, some great advice and on the plus side I got to have a closeup look at the GTN and its detail, which has given me some inspiration and useful information for the future. cheers
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#558116 - 05/02/19 07:25 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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I contemplated the same car about a year ago , as after researching them it seemed to be reasonable, even mentioned it to shooter at LMC18 for his take on them as a serial Aero owner. Anyway I sat on my hands and it appears everybody else has too, so it seems this is a sticky area of the market.
I believe that the oft mentioned nice driving of these 11 is down to the time and care lavished on the suspension set up as the team did build them off to one side of the series production models.
Re the V10 we had a good look at that last year too ! She must have a very checkered past , as a track day car maybe she has a future.
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#558124 - 05/02/19 07:54 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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Interesting re the suspension setup, mine had a full geometry setup at the supplying dealer before I purchased - so perhaps that explains why it drives so well.

The V10 is a very unusual car, S1 centre locks, S2 chassis apparently and an Aeromax body and goodness knows what else if its running a V10, would love to hear it run though..!
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#558135 - 05/02/19 08:27 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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I don't have any inside knowledge, and there are a lot of people here in the forum who have had real personal experiences with GTN. And their assessment is much more valuable than the little I say.
But I know someone who had a GTN. He had problems, among others I remember, it was with the steering. There was no spare part anymore.

The only thing I can say for sure is that he made three crosses when he could sell his GTN.
Please, I don't want to be a spoilsport. But apart from the good feeling of anticipation, you have to look very closely at whether the car can stay ready to drive or whether it will stand around most of the time because parts are missing.
If you really like the car and want to have it, the purchase price has to change in these days if the seller really wants to sell it, at least a little bit

If money doesn't matter, and if you can keep your current car, then buying it is a rare opportunity. But if the GTN always has to be ready for work, then I would be suspicious.

I don't want to sound negative, I just want to warn a little.

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#558136 - 05/02/19 08:36 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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Problems with steering are common to all S1’s........ask me how Iknow....🙄

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#558137 - 05/02/19 08:37 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: simonjrw]
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#558182 - 06/02/19 08:27 AM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: Heinz]
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If it's the steering problem I think you mention Heinz, one of the independent specialists here now makes the parts for power steering that became unavailable.
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#558187 - 06/02/19 08:49 AM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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It's not all doom and gloom, most series 1s will have had the upgrade. The achilles heel is the power steering coupling which Morgan stopped supplying so you had to buy an upgrade steering set up which they also now stop supplying.
Good news for us SIfab now supply the old coupling see page 11 in Miscellany so that can only be replaced rather than the whole system. Its now quite an easy fix as long as you have the old system fitted.

Em

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#558191 - 06/02/19 08:54 AM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
taffy Offline
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Registered: 04/02/09
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I had the hydraulic steering pump "go" on my S1 and as others have commented , there is no support from MMC as they sold the last one around a year ago and that was it - no more! I have mine serviced by ACE and I believe along with Simon (SiFab) they have produced a unit which they can replace with your faulty one which then gets upgraded and ready to be fitted in to the next culprit! I must say, after 5k miles it works very well and no more little puddles on the garage floor!!
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#558231 - 06/02/19 11:50 AM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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Registered: 20/02/16
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Loc: Buckinghamshire
Interestingly (and no doubt tempting fate) but mine is still running the original system and pump, ironically if SiFab can now service these this appears to actually be a good thing!
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#558236 - 06/02/19 12:12 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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Registered: 12/01/07
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Mine too, I bought the last coupling in the factory and fitted half of it a couple of years ago, Simon at Sifab was prepared to sell me the other bit so i will get it and keep it for spares just in case. I have four new OZ's and a refurb in the garage too scared to fit them on though.

Em

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