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Hi From Somerset #650547
14/07/20 02:58 PM
14/07/20 02:58 PM
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Axbridge, Somerset
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Eastertown Offline OP
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Well here I am again. I owned my first Morgan, a 1983 4/4 4 seater between 1994 and 1999, when it had to be sold to pay school fees! My daughter promised me then that she would one day replace it for me. Well, that never happened, and a couple of weeks ago, whilst casually browsing Classic Cars for Sale, I saw a car advertised by Berrybrook that looked fabulous. So the next morning, I drove down to view. I Instantly knew it was the one, and bought it. She is a 1980 build, first registered in 01/01/1982. I feel very fortunate to own this car; it had been bought by the previous owner in 1996 as a complete wreck, he brought it home, rotten, and in pieces, on the back of a trailer. He built a workshop, and over the next six or seven years completely rebuilt the car, doing everything himself. Everything was dismantled, new ash frame, engine, gearbox, back axle rebuild, everything. I would say it is better than new. The 1600 crossflow, with twin choke Webber and the Morgan airbox, is a work of art. The workmanship is exemplary. He even made and veneered the new walnut dashboard. Sadly, as he finished the car, his health deteriorated, and was only able to travel 2500 miles in the car before it was laid up - the last MOT was 2004. His widow, unable to part with the car, kept it until early this year, when it was acquired by Berrybrook, who having recommissioned it, promptly had to go into lockdown, so it was only very recently advertised. If I didn't move quickly, I am certain someone else would have beaten me to it. I look forward to showing it off once we can all get back on the road.


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1980 Morgan 4/4
Porsche 986 Boxster S
Abarth 595
Porsche 911 (996) Targa
Re: Hi From Somerset [Re: Eastertown] #650550
14/07/20 03:12 PM
14/07/20 03:12 PM
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Northants, UK
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Welcome back - looks lovely! The old crossflow is a cracking little engine (although may be a little biased smile )

I'll be driving through Somerset Thursday/Friday (overnighting in Glastonbury) - if you see a red 4/4 4 seat, give me a wave!

Last edited by TBM; 14/07/20 03:14 PM.

1972 4/4 4 seater
Too many ratty motorbikes
Re: Hi From Somerset [Re: Eastertown] #650554
14/07/20 03:51 PM
14/07/20 03:51 PM
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Costock, South Nottinghamshire...
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A very warm welcome back into the Morgan fold. I think I saw some pictures on FB of your car?

Is your avatar taken in Cheddar Gorge ? We have friends in Westbury Sub Mendip so are regular visitors to your part of the world. You have some super Morgan friendly roads.

In the days when we had an eligible car (our previous 4/4 was a 1985) we used to enter the Mendip Tour. I always loved the drive round Somerset and the finish on Wells Cathedral Green.


Paul
Costock, UK
2014 4/4 Rolls Royce Garnet Red
Disco 4
Teddy - 17h1 Irish Draught cross
Re: Hi From Somerset [Re: Eastertown] #650556
14/07/20 03:53 PM
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Suffolk
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Welcome. The car sounds great.


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2006 Indigo Blue Roadster S1
Re: Hi From Somerset [Re: Paul F] #650566
14/07/20 04:41 PM
14/07/20 04:41 PM
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Axbridge, Somerset
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Eastertown Offline OP
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Avatar is indeed Cheddar - it's a 'stock' one from the group page - I chose it because I look at Cheddar from my house. Couldn't actually work out how to post my own pic!


Instagram @eastertown
1980 Morgan 4/4
Porsche 986 Boxster S
Abarth 595
Porsche 911 (996) Targa
Re: Hi From Somerset [Re: Eastertown] #650567
14/07/20 04:45 PM
14/07/20 04:45 PM
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Suffolk
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You need to add a picture to the TM image gallery or another online gallery. You can then link the URL.


JohnV6
2006 Indigo Blue Roadster S1
Re: Hi From Somerset [Re: Eastertown] #650568
14/07/20 04:48 PM
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Welcome to TM and back into Morgan ownership thumbs


Graham (G4FUJ)

D8921 L44FOR '93 4/4 Giallo Fly 2 seat smile
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Re: Hi From Somerset [Re: Paul F] #650588
14/07/20 05:40 PM
14/07/20 05:40 PM
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Posts: 5
Axbridge, Somerset
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Eastertown Offline OP
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Axbridge, Somerset
Originally Posted by Paul F
A very warm welcome back into the Morgan fold. I think I saw some pictures on FB of your car?

Is your avatar taken in Cheddar Gorge ? We have friends in Westbury Sub Mendip so are regular visitors to your part of the world. You have some super Morgan friendly roads.

In the days when we had an eligible car (our previous 4/4 was a 1985) we used to enter the Mendip Tour. I always loved the drive round Somerset and the finish on Wells Cathedral Green.

Yes - I have put a few pictures on FB - it is a lot easier than trying to do so on this page!


Instagram @eastertown
1980 Morgan 4/4
Porsche 986 Boxster S
Abarth 595
Porsche 911 (996) Targa
Re: Hi From Somerset [Re: Eastertown] #650621
14/07/20 07:54 PM
14/07/20 07:54 PM
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Costock, South Nottinghamshire...
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Found a picture from one of our trips to Somerset for the Mendip Tour in our previous Morgan:

[Linked Image]


Paul
Costock, UK
2014 4/4 Rolls Royce Garnet Red
Disco 4
Teddy - 17h1 Irish Draught cross
Re: Hi From Somerset [Re: Eastertown] #650628
14/07/20 08:43 PM
14/07/20 08:43 PM
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Axbridge, Somerset
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Eastertown Offline OP
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Axbridge, Somerset
Ah yes - the Parish Church!


Instagram @eastertown
1980 Morgan 4/4
Porsche 986 Boxster S
Abarth 595
Porsche 911 (996) Targa
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