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Re: My first Morgan [Re: Richard Edwards] #638802
20/05/20 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Richard Edwards
Thank you OZ 4/4. I'm sorry, I have no idea what the chassis number was but the English Registration was VUY 5G and it was flame red. I did not deal with the buyer as it was sold on commission by, iirc Mike Duncan when he was in Lye. I worked a few doors away in Lye and spent my lunchtimes looking in the window or in the workshop in the back. I nearly bought a car from him but my insurance company said, "No way". It had a rather hot engine.

I have some photos somewhere of the car. I'll dig them out and send them to you to check.

Richard

See what you can find Richard just for old times sake.


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2011 4/4 Bespoke, 1981 Delorean, Auburn Boat Tail
Re: My first Morgan [Re: OZ 4/4] #638803
20/05/20 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by OZ 4/4
Originally Posted by Richard Edwards
Thank you OZ 4/4. I'm sorry, I have no idea what the chassis number was but the English Registration was VUY 5G and it was flame red. I did not deal with the buyer as it was sold on commission by, iirc Mike Duncan when he was in Lye. I worked a few doors away in Lye and spent my lunchtimes looking in the window or in the workshop in the back. I nearly bought a car from him but my insurance company said, "No way". It had a rather hot engine.

I have some photos somewhere of the car. I'll dig them out and send them to you to check.

Richard

See what you can find Richard just for old times sake.

Richard, does this look familiar?
[Linked Image]
https://www.morganownersclub.com.au/fourfours.html (look down the 4/4 list and note the engine description)

Last edited by OZ 4/4; 20/05/20 10:57 AM.

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Re: My first Morgan [Re: OZ 4/4] #639175
21/05/20 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by OZ 4/4
Originally Posted by Richard Edwards
Thank you OZ 4/4. I'm sorry, I have no idea what the chassis number was but the English Registration was VUY 5G and it was flame red. I did not deal with the buyer as it was sold on commission by, iirc Mike Duncan when he was in Lye. I worked a few doors away in Lye and spent my lunchtimes looking in the window or in the workshop in the back. I nearly bought a car from him but my insurance company said, "No way". It had a rather hot engine.

I have some photos somewhere of the car. I'll dig them out and send them to you to check.

Richard

See what you can find Richard just for old times sake.



Thank you OZ 4/4. I'm sorry, I have no idea what the chassis number was but the English Registration was VUY 5G and it was flame red. I did not deal with the buyer as it was sold on commission by, iirc Mike Duncan when he was in Lye. I worked a few doors away in Lye and spent my lunchtimes looking in the window or in the workshop in the back. I nearly bought a car from him but my insurance company said, "No way". It had a rather hot engine.

I have some photos somewhere of the car. I'll dig them out and send them to you to check.

Richard[/quote]
See what you can find Richard just for old times sake. [/quote]


Hi, OZ 4/4

I have found a few old photographs.These were taken in the early 80's, in the days of print film One day I might do something about the colour cast.
Note there are no louvres on the top of the bonnet.

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Re: My first Morgan [Re: OZ 4/4] #639216
22/05/20 02:04 AM
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Originally Posted by OZ 4/4
Originally Posted by OZ 4/4
Originally Posted by Richard Edwards
Thank you OZ 4/4. I'm sorry, I have no idea what the chassis number was but the English Registration was VUY 5G and it was flame red. I did not deal with the buyer as it was sold on commission by, iirc Mike Duncan when he was in Lye. I worked a few doors away in Lye and spent my lunchtimes looking in the window or in the workshop in the back. I nearly bought a car from him but my insurance company said, "No way". It had a rather hot engine.

I have some photos somewhere of the car. I'll dig them out and send them to you to check.

Richard

See what you can find Richard just for old times sake.

Richard, does this look familiar?
[Linked Image]
https://www.morganownersclub.com.au/fourfours.html (look down the 4/4 list and note the engine description)

Richard, I think this is it.....


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Re: My first Morgan [Re: Richard Edwards] #639239
22/05/20 07:34 AM
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You could try contacting Mike Duncan and see what he remembers.

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/user/ccts1845/

The address looks weird as Bowling Green's nowhere near Hanley Castle but it is near where Heart of England Morgans used to be. The phone number might be OK.


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Re: My first Morgan [Re: OZ 4/4] #639279
22/05/20 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by OZ 4/4
Originally Posted by OZ 4/4
Originally Posted by OZ 4/4
Originally Posted by Richard Edwards
Thank you OZ 4/4. I'm sorry, I have no idea what the chassis number was but the English Registration was VUY 5G and it was flame red. I did not deal with the buyer as it was sold on commission by, iirc Mike Duncan when he was in Lye. I worked a few doors away in Lye and spent my lunchtimes looking in the window or in the workshop in the back. I nearly bought a car from him but my insurance company said, "No way". It had a rather hot engine.

I have some photos somewhere of the car. I'll dig them out and send them to you to check.

Richard

See what you can find Richard just for old times sake.

Richard, does this look familiar?
[Linked Image]
https://www.morganownersclub.com.au/fourfours.html (look down the 4/4 list and note the engine description)

Richard, I think this is it.....

Originally Posted by OZ 4/4
Originally Posted by OZ 4/4
Originally Posted by OZ 4/4
Originally Posted by Richard Edwards
Thank you OZ 4/4. I'm sorry, I have no idea what the chassis number was but the English Registration was VUY 5G and it was flame red. I did not deal with the buyer as it was sold on commission by, iirc Mike Duncan when he was in Lye. I worked a few doors away in Lye and spent my lunchtimes looking in the window or in the workshop in the back. I nearly bought a car from him but my insurance company said, "No way". It had a rather hot engine.

I have some photos somewhere of the car. I'll dig them out and send them to you to check.

Richard

See what you can find Richard just for old times sake.

Richard, does this look familiar?
[Linked Image]
https://www.morganownersclub.com.au/fourfours.html (look down the 4/4 list and note the engine description)

Richard, I think this is it.....


It looks familiar. It doesn't seem to have bonnet louvres on the top of the bonnet. Were many cars built like that? It is certainly in better nick than when I owned it. For me it was my everyday car used for commuting into Birmingham. I'm afraid I ran it on a shoestring. I had a leak in the petrol tank (from a seam) This was silver soldered up and as I had a few scratches on it I removed the wings and cowl and repainted it. My then father in law was a foreman paint sprayer at Jaguar's Castle Bromwich plant. I see it has separate seats. Mine had a bench seat.It also had a homemade tow bar. I hope the photos and this additional info helps to show it was mine at one time.
Richard


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Re: My first Morgan [Re: Richard Edwards] #639523
22/05/20 11:05 PM
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Richard, I suspect the seats and the tow bar would have been first to go under new ownership. As to the bonnet louvers, I'm not sure how many were built like that but there are many TM'ers who will know.


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Re: My first Morgan [Re: Richard Edwards] #639579
23/05/20 09:11 AM
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For what it's worth the dates look right: VUY5G (which is a Worcestershire registration) was first registered in September 1968 and according to Ken Hill's book chassis B1726 was produced in August or September that year. The .gov.uk web site gives the tax for YUY5G being due in September 1984 which coincides with the date B1726 was exported to Australia.


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Re: My first Morgan [Re: tmg513] #639640
23/05/20 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by tmg513
For what it's worth the dates look right: VUY5G (which is a Worcestershire registration) was first registered in September 1968 and according to Ken Hill's book chassis B1726 was produced in August or September that year. The .gov.uk web site gives the tax for YUY5G being due in September 1984 which coincides with the date B1726 was exported to Australia.


Hi tmg5t13.

Yes, it appears to have been my first Morgan. I'm glad that it is still in existence and being looked after. Richard. Thank you for looking up the information .

Last edited by Richard Edwards; 23/05/20 12:20 PM.

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Re: My first Morgan [Re: Richard Edwards] #639864
24/05/20 07:46 AM
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Thank you to everyone who has posted in this thread and made me feel so welcome.

Richard


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