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Peter Morgan's Ferrari ... and brolly. #665310
02/10/20 04:37 PM
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An interesting item in Bonhams upcoming Goodwood SpeedWeek Auction.

Lot 271: 1973 FERRARI 365 GT4 2+2 BERLINETTA

"The comprehensive history file reveals that the Ferrari was previously owned by Peter Morgan of the Morgan Motor Company and registered with his private registration number 'AB 16'. The car comes complete with Mr Morgan's engraved umbrella ..."

AB16??



Re: Peter Morgan's Ferrari ... and brolly. [Re: Ian Wegg] #665314
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Quite a stylish look & a great colour.


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Re: Peter Morgan's Ferrari ... and brolly. [Re: Ian Wegg] #665332
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I wonder if it leaks innocent


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That would be an additional feature Sir


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Re: Peter Morgan's Ferrari ... and brolly. [Re: Ian Wegg] #665368
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Im I alone in thinking its not much of a looker ?

Nice wheels though :-)


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Re: Peter Morgan's Ferrari ... and brolly. [Re: Bonesie] #665373
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Originally Posted by Bonesie
Im I alone in thinking its not much of a looker ?


Glad you said that.

And here was me thinking that all Ferraris were meant to look beautiful.

Front end looks like a Vauxhall Chevette.
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Re: Peter Morgan's Ferrari ... and brolly. [Re: Ian Wegg] #665382
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Yes, it looks a bit bland now but in 1973 it was ahead of the game for that size and configuration of car. Other than a number of sports two-seaters, most saloons and two-door four-seaters were pretty blunt ended. For instance, Mercs and other higher end cars still had upright grills and stacked headlights if I remember correctly and in Britain the Rover SDI, which adopted a sleek front end, didn't appear until 1977. Whilst not over keen on the looks of the Ferrari now I think that it was regarded as rather elegant at that time.


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Re: Peter Morgan's Ferrari ... and brolly. [Re: Rob Thornton] #665416
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Originally Posted by Rob Thornton
Yes, it looks a bit bland now but in 1973 it was ahead of the game for that size and configuration of car. Other than a number of sports two-seaters, most saloons and two-door four-seaters were pretty blunt ended. For instance, Mercs and other higher end cars still had upright grills and stacked headlights if I remember correctly and in Britain the Rover SDI, which adopted a sleek front end, didn't appear until 1977. Whilst not over keen on the looks of the Ferrari now I think that it was regarded as rather elegant at that time.



It was of its time, remember the similar wedge shaped Aston Martin Lagonda that came out in 1974 which was a major departure from the rest of the range at the time.....Townsend and Fioravanti must have shared the same pub and the same back of fag packet / beer mat design.

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Re: Peter Morgan's Ferrari ... and brolly. [Re: JohnHarris] #665442
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Originally Posted by JohnHarris



It was of its time, remember the similar wedge shaped Aston Martin Lagonda that came out in 1974 which was a major departure from the rest of the range at the time.....Townsend and Fioravanti must have shared the same pub and the same back of fag packet / beer mat design.


Thanks John but I suppose I had in mind that the more widespread use of the wedge form came just a few years later and ran up to the start of the 80s.
I never did like exaggeration of shapes though and I thought that the Aston martin Lagonda overstepped the mark a bit. Mind you I do forgive the Stratos in every respect!

Looking at the 365 2+2 again I can see a horizontal emphasis in it which doesn't exist in the 2 seater and I can see that it has probably taken some of its stablemate's edgier character away, albeit I can still see it as an elegant 4 occasional four-seater.


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Re: Peter Morgan's Ferrari ... and brolly. [Re: JohnHarris] #665447
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Originally Posted by JohnHarris
Originally Posted by Rob Thornton
Yes, it looks a bit bland now but in 1973 it was ahead of the game for that size and configuration of car. Other than a number of sports two-seaters, most saloons and two-door four-seaters were pretty blunt ended. For instance, Mercs and other higher end cars still had upright grills and stacked headlights if I remember correctly and in Britain the Rover SDI, which adopted a sleek front end, didn't appear until 1977. Whilst not over keen on the looks of the Ferrari now I think that it was regarded as rather elegant at that time.



It was of its time, remember the similar wedge shaped Aston Martin Lagonda that came out in 1974 which was a major departure from the rest of the range at the time.....Townsend and Fioravanti must have shared the same pub and the same back of fag packet / beer mat design.


I seem recall it was called the "folded paper style" of car design.

I well remember the huge stir that the Lagonda created at it's launch. It certainly was (and is) a very striking car in the flesh, indeed, I still rather like them. But then, I've always quite liked that shape of Ferrari too; very understated for a car wearing the prancing horse.

The pedant in me is moved to point out to you, John, that the Lagonda's designer was Bill Towns, not Townsend.


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