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Re: Continuously asked, Is it Real or a Kit? [Re: PocketRocket] #567466
19/03/19 06:44 PM
19/03/19 06:44 PM
Joined: Dec 2018
Posts: 462
North of Stamford, UK
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HeadlessBlue Offline
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North of Stamford, UK
Hi PocketRocket welcome to the fun palace.
Like you, am only a recent owner so look forward to getting random questions and responding with comments like “it’s amazing what you can do with papier-mâché “. I actually look forward to people asking coz then I can educate them, diplomatically of course.
Enjoy your car!!!
HB

Re: Continuously asked, Is it Real or a Kit? [Re: PocketRocket] #567469
19/03/19 07:02 PM
19/03/19 07:02 PM
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NE Scotland
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I can say in all honesty, “ I commissioned it to be hand made from scratch, all from brand new original parts, at the factory where they made them all those years ago”.

It sounds very impressive when you put it that way and if you did that with any other car first produced in 1936, you’d need very deep pockets and rockstar level of influence to get a factory to do it.

Re: Continuously asked, Is it Real or a Kit? [Re: HeadlessBlue] #567496
19/03/19 09:22 PM
19/03/19 09:22 PM
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Llanelli
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Llanelli
Originally Posted By HeadlessBlue
Hi PocketRocket welcome to the fun palace.
Like you, am only a recent owner so look forward to getting random questions and responding with comments like “it’s amazing what you can do with papier-mâché “. I actually look forward to people asking coz then I can educate them, diplomatically of course.
Enjoy your car!!!
HB
. Not when you've just bought an ice cream cone.


.+8 Now gone for a 1800 4/4. Duratec in bright yellow.
Re: Continuously asked, Is it Real or a Kit? [Re: PocketRocket] #567520
20/03/19 07:19 AM
20/03/19 07:19 AM
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Cheltenham, Glos. UK
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I'm about to re-educate someone in the local Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust who believes that "Ash is used in the chassis of Morgan and Morris Traveller cars"... grin2


Graham (G4FUJ)

D8921 L44FOR '93 4/4 Giallo Fly 2 seat smile
'90 LR 90 SW
'07 MINI Cooper
Re: Continuously asked, Is it Real or a Kit? [Re: PocketRocket] #567564
20/03/19 12:48 PM
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Just tell them it’s a “continuation”.

Congratulations and enjoy!


John
1936 Austin Seven Ulster Replica
Re: Continuously asked, Is it Real or a Kit? [Re: PocketRocket] #567623
20/03/19 04:53 PM
20/03/19 04:53 PM
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Mandello del Lario, Lake Como,...
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Mandello del Lario, Lake Como,...
Even after I have given all the explanations more than once, as they walk away, I have heard the know-it-all tell his wife or friend "Just as I thought. It is a replica!"


Peter

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Re: Continuously asked, Is it Real or a Kit? [Re: PocketRocket] #567625
20/03/19 04:56 PM
20/03/19 04:56 PM
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Posts: 14
California, USA
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California, USA
Thank you all for the welcome and input...

- I will utilize many of the suggestions... I will continue to explain that it is a new eighteen, and they are still being made, and they should get one! (got to keep the factory running).

- Due to the rarity of Morgans in the USA, I also get these questions, "Morgan", Who makes that?, Where does it come from?

- I hope you don't mind if I continue to ask for more input and suggestions, as fellow owners, you hold a wealth of knowledge and wisdom in your points of view.

- So let's keep the heritage alive, Happy Motoring to all... thank you!

Last edited by PocketRocket; 20/03/19 04:57 PM.
Re: Continuously asked, Is it Real or a Kit? [Re: PocketRocket] #567627
20/03/19 05:01 PM
20/03/19 05:01 PM
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Salisbury, UK
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I was told by one "expert" that my 2104 Plus 8 is a "pastiche" , that is an imitation of the real Plus 8.
It may be so, but it is a factory one!

Opening the bonnet tends to convince people it is neither old or a kit....
One bright spark asked me if it was built on a Lotus Chassis turned round. I suppose that now with the Plus 6 it is almost true!


Peter,
Tarka the 'Otter Mog
2014 Plus 8


Re: Continuously asked, Is it Real or a Kit? [Re: Peter J] #567646
20/03/19 05:35 PM
20/03/19 05:35 PM
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Posts: 1,304
Edenbridge, Kent, UK
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Edenbridge, Kent, UK
I've had "experts" tell me that Morgans definitely had wooden chassis in the past and that my car can't possibly be a Plus 8 because it only had a single exhaust (not a problem now as I've had a twin sports exhaust fitted - Christmas present from SWMBO). When people are so adamant that they're right I find it easier to not argue with them, you'll never win anyway.


Steve L.

1996 Plus 8
Re: Continuously asked, Is it Real or a Kit? [Re: PocketRocket] #567697
20/03/19 10:14 PM
20/03/19 10:14 PM
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Posts: 614
Manitoba, Canada
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PocketRocket-
Being a satisfied Morgan West client and cognizant of the fact that
a considerable amount of your time is now being invested in Morgan public relations anyway, clap
you might approach Dennis with a sales idea.....
idea
Have him load you up with some of his business cards, in order that you distribute them to potential clients as you see fit.
Naturally you have to agree on finder's fees or commission rate if you score. carrot
Wouldn't hurt to ask, or would it?.... hide
laugh2 laugh2 laugh2

shades Certainly would appreciate a photo-peek under the bonnet of your lovely car PR camera


Bert & B1800
"Tis well enough to know how much to know; and when to know, not to know, too much."
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