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Continuously asked, Is it Real or a Kit? #567232
18/03/19 08:31 PM
18/03/19 08:31 PM
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 15
California, USA
PocketRocket Offline OP
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California, USA
Hello Everyone... I am new to your exclusive web site, from the USA of all places...and fortunate enough to have taken ownership of a New 2018 Rolling Chassis, Roadster.

As I make my way around town, familiarizing myself with my Morgan, I get the usual stares, glares, smiles of contentment, thumbs Up!, etc. of driving a Morgan.

When I park, I am pleased to get a reception of on-lookers, but find myself starting to get annoyed, when asked..... "Is it Original or a Kit", I respond, "Its the real thing!" It seems the folks don't believe the response...

The other question I get asked..."How old is it?" ..... How should I respond, New 2018?, 1965?....

Does anyone have suggestions.....

Thank you so much for your input!

Re: Continuously asked, Is it Real or a Kit? [Re: PocketRocket] #567242
18/03/19 08:53 PM
18/03/19 08:53 PM
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Llanelli
Ray Offline
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Don't worry, the wooden chassis will come next. Sorry should have said welcome from Wales.

Last edited by Ray; 18/03/19 08:55 PM.

.+8 Now gone for a 1800 4/4. Duratec in bright yellow.
Re: Continuously asked, Is it Real or a Kit? [Re: PocketRocket] #567247
18/03/19 09:04 PM
18/03/19 09:04 PM
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Angus, UK
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Certainly tell them it’s real, as for how old it is if you say it’s 2018 you’ll get your share of funny looks, sometimes it’s fun to be economical with the truth, and yes the wooden chassis will be along soon.

Welcome from Scotland and enjoy your car.

Re: Continuously asked, Is it Real or a Kit? [Re: PocketRocket] #567248
18/03/19 09:09 PM
18/03/19 09:09 PM
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You are not a real Morgan owner unless you have been asked these questions - welcome to the madhouse.


2010 4/4 sport - le mans green
Re: Continuously asked, Is it Real or a Kit? [Re: PocketRocket] #567252
18/03/19 09:15 PM
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As we have the same questions in Britain, where they have been made for a very long time, I imagine you'll have even more in the USA where they must be incredibly rare.

I tend to say - brand new, hand made in England. That covers most things. smile


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Re: Continuously asked, Is it Real or a Kit? [Re: PocketRocket] #567256
18/03/19 09:38 PM
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Just tell them it's an oh eighteen...they can read whatever they like into that answer.
Used the oh twelve line when my ThreeWheeler was about six weeks old and was told how wonderful it was to see these old things being used and cared for so well!

Re: Continuously asked, Is it Real or a Kit? [Re: PocketRocket] #567257
18/03/19 09:40 PM
18/03/19 09:40 PM
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Devonshire
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Have great fun with the car and the general public, they love them with no resentment ever shown as with exoticars.
Welcome, did you know Tcherek is on here incase you got your car from Americas oldest importers.


Regards Richard

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





Re: Continuously asked, Is it Real or a Kit? [Re: +8Rich] #567262
18/03/19 09:56 PM
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West Sussex, UK
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West Sussex, UK
Welcome and you'll soon have your answers off pat.

Also look forward to when the punter knows more about your car than you do!

According to one "expert" my 2013 M3W is a Morgan kit car built by Caterham.


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Re: Continuously asked, Is it Real or a Kit? [Re: Chris99] #567276
18/03/19 11:06 PM
18/03/19 11:06 PM
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Posts: 272
Massachusetts, USA
JCK Offline
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Massachusetts, USA
I tell them Morgan designed their car in 1935 and have been building it, and variants if it ever since. Mine was built in 1959.
I live in the US too. Last summer I stopped at a gas station in Vermont and a guy went crazy for the car. "They don't build 'em like that any more" he said--and was gobsmacked when I said "well, actually they do ..."

Last edited by JCK; 18/03/19 11:08 PM.

JCK
1960 Plus 4 Roadster
Re: Continuously asked, Is it Real or a Kit? [Re: PocketRocket] #567279
18/03/19 11:22 PM
18/03/19 11:22 PM
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Posts: 4,324
Llanelli
Ray Offline
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Had that conversation a few times.


.+8 Now gone for a 1800 4/4. Duratec in bright yellow.
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