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Hi from Berkshire #663366
21/09/20 12:01 PM
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Crowthorne
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Having been to a local car show yesterday I can now confirm that after years of thinking about Morgan’s that it’s definitely something for me.

I was due to have a factory tour and drive earlier on in the year, however that was cancelled due to the mad world we now find ourselves in.

Getting back to Morgan’s, I found the group of owners at the show very helpful and enthusiastic about the marque which sealed it for me to start my search for something to play with in the future. I am happy to get my hands dirty and to do most things on cars however not bodywork.

I am now on a learning curve trying to get my head around all the various models and engines in the cars which at first is bewildering but I’m sure there is something out there for me.

Cheers
Ken

Re: Hi from Berkshire [Re: KennyW] #663372
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A lot depends on your budget, but I can certainly recommend a '70's 4/4 - very easy to maintain and tinker with, and the lovely Ford 1600 Crossflow engine.


1972 4/4 4 seater
Too many ratty motorbikes
Re: Hi from Berkshire [Re: KennyW] #663373
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Welcome to TM. Once you decide on your budget you need to test drive a few cars. Sooner or later, the right car will find you.


Paul
Costock, UK
2014 4/4 Rolls Royce Garnet Red
Disco 4
Teddy - 17h1 Irish Draught cross
Re: Hi from Berkshire [Re: TBM] #663374
21/09/20 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by TBM
A lot depends on your budget, but I can certainly recommend a '70's 4/4 - very easy to maintain and tinker with, and the lovely Ford 1600 Crossflow engine.


Initially I misread that as a Ford Cosworth engine! Should have gone to Specsavers I suppose.


Regarding the question posed , as above your budget will dictate some of your choices, but make a few notes about each model and see which has the most important features for YOU.

Trads

4/4 Nimble , agile , lightweight , some models a little down on power but hugely enjoyable as you can drive it closer to the max a lot more of the time.

+4 A bit more power , older TR engined cars a bit nose heavy , modern Duratec engined ones are really well liked , nice mixture of power and handling

Roadster , modern V6 engines , plenty of power, but beware of low sumps on older models , newest 3.7 litre cars can be quite a handful without the coil sprung rear suspension

+8 Lovely aural sounds from a very old-tech motor giving abundance of torque and sufficient power. Carb models can be thirsty, handling a little tricky ON THE LIMIT when motoring fast.

Aeros

I live it to others to fill in the data here but these are generally more expensive cars to maintain and purchase, and the for some the early cars' looks can be challenging

CX Cars


Last edited by MOG 615; 21/09/20 12:44 PM. Reason: additional info

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Re: Hi from Berkshire [Re: MOG 615] #663377
21/09/20 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by MOG 615
Initially I misread that as a Ford Cosworth engine! Should have gone to Specsavers I suppose.


That would be a whole bunch of fun. I've wondered if it would be possible to squeeze a BDA into my 4/4 - not that I could afford one!


1972 4/4 4 seater
Too many ratty motorbikes
Re: Hi from Berkshire [Re: KennyW] #663379
21/09/20 01:08 PM
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Was that the show at Westgreen House as we were there with ours.


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Re: Hi from Berkshire [Re: TBM] #663380
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Originally Posted by TBM
Originally Posted by MOG 615
Initially I misread that as a Ford Cosworth engine! Should have gone to Specsavers I suppose.


That would be a whole bunch of fun. I've wondered if it would be possible to squeeze a BDA into my 4/4 - not that I could afford one!

I posted a picture of just such a beast a few years ago which if I remember correctly was one of John Shealley’s race cars over in the States.
It looked pretty special. https://www.classyvice.com/morgan-cosworth-bda-for-sale/https: Not the only one around it seems.

Last edited by +8Rich; 21/09/20 01:23 PM. Reason: Link

Regards Richard

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





Re: Hi from Berkshire [Re: KennyW] #663389
21/09/20 01:48 PM
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Hi Kenny, and welcome to TM.

You're really not far from Richard Thorne's in Grazely. A quick glance at their website says that they are open by appointment. They would certainly be a good starting point for you.


Giles. Mogless in Paris.
Re: Hi from Berkshire [Re: KennyW] #663408
21/09/20 03:18 PM
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Hi Ken and welcome ,like others have said car will find you once you start looking.Allon White Morgan dealers have a buying and history guide on its site which I found helpful 7years ago now and still a happy Morgan owner 4/4 4 seater.Goodluck. cheers


Ha way the lads.Richard
Re: Hi from Berkshire [Re: KennyW] #663410
21/09/20 03:22 PM
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Bavaria, Isarwinkel
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Welcome and you find us curious what type of Morgan may find you.
Don´t think too much - you simply won't be able to test the whole range....

Miklos


1985 plus 4 four seater
1992 Peraves ecomobil
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