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New PlusFour Owner Introduction #745556
23/06/22 09:11 AM
23/06/22 09:11 AM
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DalesPlusFour Offline OP
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UK
Greetings all,

I wanted to introduce myself as I’m new here. I’m soon to be a new PlusFour owner. I’m a first time Morgan buyer, and I gather from having read pretty much every thread in this new CX forum, I’m part of the new target audience for the company, as I’m edging in on my mid 30s.

In addition to scouring the internet and these forums for more reading material on the PlusFour and spending vastly to many hours on the configurator, I’m a philosophy and theology teacher at a boy’s school in London. When school’s not in session, my wife, daughters, and I are up in the Yorkshire Dales where we have a home.

I am also an avid photographer and am looking forward to sharing pictures of my car when it arrives. In the meantime I thought I’d share some recent pictures of a PlusFour I borrowed from the London Factory dealer who kindly let me drive the car for a weekend. It was my first Morgan experience, and I was instantly in love. My first car was a 1989 BMW 318i convertible, and this brought back such fun memories of cheerful open top driving. My wife, our little girls, my colleagues, and the boys I teach all loved the car, and it was wonderful for my joy in driving it to be reflected in the faces of those who saw the car zooming along the high street. Pictures at the bottom, if I figured out how to imbed them properly!

I had initially wanted a manual, having really enjoyed my 2009 BMW 3.0si Manual Coupe up along the B roads in the Dales, but the autobox in this was so fun, and the dynamic performance so impressive, that after some back and forth I landed on the auto. Not insignificantly this also means my wife will enjoy driving it on occasion.

Having borrowed the car for the weekend my deposit went in that Monday. Final Build has been confirmed this past Friday and we’re now waiting on the factory for a build date. Obviously a little up in the air with the present break recall.

For those of you interested the spec, I’ve gone for a Porsche Oak Green Metallic paint, black mohair hood, brown pebble leather with black stitching, regular comfort seats with heating, black box weave carpets, Tawney veneer on the centre column and dash, 5 silver wire wheels, silver sports exhaust, the non-homologated luggage rack. Extra driving lights with body colour backings, white indicators front and back, and then a few other bits and bobs like lockable storage, aircon, and Bluetooth, and the silver motolita wheel with black leather surround.

I had a lot of fun with the configurator and went through many iterations to arrive here. I wanted something traditional but still sporty, that reflected both the history of the car and some of its modern performance characteristic. I also wanted something that would look lovely in the Dales.

I’ve really enjoyed getting to know you all from a distance through your posts these last few weeks and am delighted now to be becoming part of the Morgan family. Do feel free to pepper me with questions thoughts on the spec or anything else; I’m desperate for more Morgan content and feeling a little like the well has run dry and I’ve yet a couple months to wait till my car arrives!

Apologies in advance for any issues of formatting or with the images. This is my first post on the forum so it may take me some time to come to grips with the technique.

NB. The car in the photos is an alligator green auto with the tan seats.

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Re: New PlusFour Owner Introduction [Re: DalesPlusFour] #745562
23/06/22 09:36 AM
23/06/22 09:36 AM
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Posts: 1,312
Lampeter, Wales
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Welcome! The Alligator Green is nice. Look forward to pics of your new car - the wait will be worth it!

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Re: New PlusFour Owner Introduction [Re: Jon G4LJW] #745570
23/06/22 11:08 AM
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Thanks for the welcome, Jon. The wait may be worth it, but it doesn't make it any easier! Going out to the factory in a couple weeks for a tour, which gives me something to break up the wait!


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Re: New PlusFour Owner Introduction [Re: DalesPlusFour] #745575
23/06/22 11:54 AM
23/06/22 11:54 AM
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Posts: 4,261
Costock, South Nottinghamshire...
Paul F Offline
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Costock, South Nottinghamshire...
Welcome to TM. It will be worth the wait.
Hopefully you will see your own car in build on your visit. If your guide knows you have a care in build, I am sure you will find it.

It is lovely to speak to the people who bring these cars to life. Our 4/4 was just going into the paint shop when we visited and we were both able to sign the cockpit wood behind the driver’s seat before the car was trimmed.


Paul
Costock, UK
2014 4/4 Rolls Royce Garnet Red
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Re: New PlusFour Owner Introduction [Re: DalesPlusFour] #745576
23/06/22 11:59 AM
23/06/22 11:59 AM
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Welcome to Morgan ownership , don’t forget to claim your FOC 6 month membership of the MSCC from your supplying dealer. When I was choosing my Plus Four using the configurator I almost melted the laptop as it uses a lot of computing power!

Re: New PlusFour Owner Introduction [Re: DalesPlusFour] #745594
23/06/22 01:31 PM
23/06/22 01:31 PM
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North of Stamford, UK
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North of Stamford, UK
Welcome to TM, Dale, you passed the first initiation which is posting pictures - no mean feat….!
You will have so much fun with your new P & J when it/be/she/other pronouns may be available arrives and the time to wait will pass v v quickly (when you look back….).
The car is a total treat to drive and (imo) you’ve made the right choice with the auto box - it still has an awful lot of poke and will surprise other drivers as you hurtle past…be careful on damp roads as the lack of traction control can be fun on bends or when coming off roundabouts.
Get ready for many comments and chats on the petrol forecourts when you fill up, as well literally every passenger in any car that overtakes you staring at you and straining to check out the beauty.
Others on here will let you know which local mog group is nearby for you to meet up with fellow fans of mogs…
Best wishes
HB


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Re: New PlusFour Owner Introduction [Re: DalesPlusFour] #745599
23/06/22 02:18 PM
23/06/22 02:18 PM
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Posts: 5,105
Northern Capital of Cool
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Welcome to TM, your spec sounds good, don't miss looking for your car in-build when you visit the Factory it's an amazing experience

Oh, and those photos of the loan car are very good thumbs


Jon M
Re: New PlusFour Owner Introduction [Re: DalesPlusFour] #745605
23/06/22 02:51 PM
23/06/22 02:51 PM
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Posts: 22,628
Suffolk
John V6 Offline
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Suffolk
Welcome I hope you enjoy your car.


JohnV6
2014 Brooklands Edition Roadster "Brookland's Belle" #5 of 50
Re: New PlusFour Owner Introduction [Re: DalesPlusFour] #745611
23/06/22 03:08 PM
23/06/22 03:08 PM
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Posts: 31,031
Devonshire
+8Rich Online content
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Welcome to the crazy world - you are buying at maybe the best time with the niggles mostly sorted now with the model, well done on posting the photos.
The colour of that loan car is fabulous as is your chosen colour.


Regards Richard

1999 Indigo Blue +8
2009 4/4 Sport Green prev
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Re: New PlusFour Owner Introduction [Re: Rocksolid] #745625
23/06/22 03:42 PM
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DalesPlusFour Offline OP
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@RockSolid What is the FOC six month membership? Sorry for the ignorance!


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