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Re: Aeromax, anyone in the market [Re: Alistair] #740045
25/04/22 07:23 AM
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I saw an interview with the Swiss Banker that commissioned the Aeromax, Charles Morgan asked if he would allow them to make more on a limited production basis and he answered that it was such a beautiful car that he was so proud to own how could he deny other people that privilege. An astonishing response as most monied people would rather have a unique car.
In case you didn’t know it’s called the Aeromax after Charles Morgan’s son Max.
The Aston green one was definitely the star of our display at the Edenbridge Motor Show last year, unfortunately SWMBO fell in love with it and reckons that we should get one 😯, dream on sweetheart!


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Re: Aeromax, anyone in the market [Re: +8Rich] #740051
25/04/22 07:52 AM
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Undoubtedly the Aeromax is a work of automotive art, though truth be told I feel very fortunate to have been able to buy, run and enjoy my old +8 in so many ways over the years.. Great that the Swiss chap decided he would like a very special Morgan, which created a machine for us all to be able to enjoy in our own way.... thumbs

Re: Aeromax, anyone in the market [Re: +8Rich] #740060
25/04/22 10:03 AM
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To my eye the AeroMax is pure example of art on wheels, none of the other Aero S4 chassis cars come close...
Not even the Plus 8!!

I've sat looking at them trying to work out why it works so well, it seems to combine form and function in an almost organic way.


Peter,
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Re: Aeromax, anyone in the market [Re: +8Rich] #740080
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It was Prince Eric Sturdza had the max built and his wife ran the very select Aero 8 club around 2006 and with a hefty 1000 euro joining fee some members on here had some trips money can't buy. I met him once at the factory with Charles really nice guy he also pumped some money into the aero racing scene, some of you will remember the thunderous Barings Bank Aero at thrill on the hill.

Re: Aeromax, anyone in the market [Re: Steve +8] #740103
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Originally Posted by Steve +8
I saw an interview with the Swiss Banker that commissioned the Aeromax, Charles Morgan asked if he would allow them to make more on a limited production basis and he answered that it was such a beautiful car that he was so proud to own how could he deny other people that privilege. An astonishing response as most monied people would rather have a unique car.
In case you didn’t know it’s called the Aeromax after Charles Morgan’s son Max.
The Aston green one was definitely the star of our display at the Edenbridge Motor Show last year, unfortunately SWMBO fell in love with it and reckons that we should get one 😯, dream on sweetheart!

I wish they'd built the Eva too


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Re: Aeromax, anyone in the market [Re: Luddite] #740105
25/04/22 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Luddite
Undoubtedly the Aeromax is a work of automotive art, though truth be told I feel very fortunate to have been able to buy, run and enjoy my old +8 in so many ways over the years.. Great that the Swiss chap decided he would like a very special Morgan, which created a machine for us all to be able to enjoy in our own way.... thumbs

I am of a smilar mind and totally happy with my 23 year old Plus 8 it can still get me in trouble if I don't look out so it offers me everything I need.

I lust after the Aston Green Aeromax as I happen to think it is possibly the finest looking car of my generation, I could raise the funds if I was being rash but I ask myself would I ever use such a car and the answer is a resounding no. at this value I would fear parking it anywhere in a way that people with shedloads of money wouldn't so not much point in owning it really for me.

I will drive and leave my Plus 8 anywhere as it is a car to be enjoyed and used to the full.


Regards Richard

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Re: Aeromax, anyone in the market [Re: +8Rich] #740150
26/04/22 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by +8Rich
Originally Posted by Luddite
Undoubtedly the Aeromax is a work of automotive art, though truth be told I feel very fortunate to have been able to buy, run and enjoy my old +8 in so many ways over the years.. Great that the Swiss chap decided he would like a very special Morgan, which created a machine for us all to be able to enjoy in our own way.... thumbs

I am of a smilar mind and totally happy with my 23 year old Plus 8 it can still get me in trouble if I don't look out so it offers me everything I need.

I lust after the Aston Green Aeromax as I happen to think it is possibly the finest looking car of my generation, I could raise the funds if I was being rash but I ask myself would I ever use such a car and the answer is a resounding no. at this value I would fear parking it anywhere in a way that people with shedloads of money wouldn't so not much point in owning it really for me.

I will drive and leave my Plus 8 anywhere as it is a car to be enjoyed and used to the full.


Richard your mention of a fear of parking "it" anywhere would seem to be the curse of owning something rather special that affects some owners more than others, especially those afflicted with OCD tendencies to some degree..?

As for what might be determined as special to it`s owner, I suspect that could be any machine, let alone an Aeromax or somesuch, though admittedly some machinery would seem to be instant targets for Neanderthals, and parking where the machine sticks out like a sore thumb can be less than smart too..? I do know of one chap who severely limits his enjoyment of his "special" cars, and as such forgoes opportunities to enjoy invitations to functions of all sorts, as he seems hyper relative to parking his cars anywhere HE thinks they might be at risk... even in a car park with numerous high end vehicles.. Yeah for sure there are bound to be places where such risks are deemed to be high..BUT..? Oh well, each to their own..

Re: Aeromax, anyone in the market [Re: +8Rich] #740160
26/04/22 09:33 AM
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If I own a car, I drive it and park it where I want: the Plus 8 is often seen in the local Tesco carpark and should I ever have an AeroMax or any other classic exotica I'd do the same.

This discussion reminds me of a conversation I had at Prescott with the owner of a pre-war Bugatti that my knowledgeable pal said was worth close to £2m. The owner had just hammered it up the hill and I asked him if his time had been as expected. His answer was that he could get a bit more out of the old girl and would push a bit harder on the next run. He commented that there was little point in owning the car if it wasn't used as intended and that he had driven the car to Prescott, not trailered it. I agree with his sentiments, machines need to be both looked after and properly and regularly used.


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Re: Aeromax, anyone in the market [Re: +8Rich] #740240
27/04/22 07:10 AM
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Unfortunately there are some cars that seem to attract vandalism, I've owned a few, and therefore some caution about where you park it is worthwhile. A Morgan doesn't seem to be one of those cars.


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Re: Aeromax, anyone in the market [Re: Neilda] #740252
27/04/22 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Neilda
Unfortunately there are some cars that seem to attract vandalism, I've owned a few, and therefore some caution about where you park it is worthwhile. A Morgan doesn't seem to be one of those cars.


As I've mentioned before, I live in a bit of an interesting area. Bloke up the road has a Boxster which he parks on the road. Been keyed twice. The Mog (to date) has been left alone. I do have security cameras and shotguns though.


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