Morgan Aero 8 GTR is for sale

Morgan Aero 8 GTR is for sale

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jamesc

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2,820 posts

240 months

Thursday 20th February 2003
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The Morgan raced by Stanton and Hyde is up for sale. All interested parties should contact : Derek@hughchamberlain.com

I think we can assume from this that Richard and Steve are reverting back to the TVR Tuscan R.

James

tiggs

31 posts

213 months

Monday 3rd March 2003
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You would have to be blind to buy it!

GrahamG

1,088 posts

223 months

Monday 3rd March 2003
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Careful, you'll offend the new driver!

Guess Who!!

beast

368 posts

240 months

Tuesday 4th March 2003
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I doubt it. Herman Munster has found his ideal 4-wheeled mode of transport !

Come on (May &) June !!

Guy Humpage

7,567 posts

240 months

Tuesday 4th March 2003
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Careful, you'll offend the new driver!
He certainly gets about a bit... Was there never a plan to run the Moslers at LM or are they a bit 'Grand AM' for the ACO?

beast

368 posts

240 months

Tuesday 4th March 2003
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not homologated (yet) but keep looking in ALMS later in the year (prob GTS)

jamesc

Original Poster:

2,820 posts

240 months

Tuesday 4th March 2003
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It is fantastic news that Morgan will be back at Le Mans this year.

James

hansgerd

1,274 posts

240 months

Tuesday 4th March 2003
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I wonder how much Shorty will be involved in the development of the car. In the picture in the DSC article it looks like Charles Morgan already has the knife between his teeth. PQ is just two months from now.

beast

368 posts

240 months

Tuesday 4th March 2003
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....what you meant to say was that Mr Shorts head looks like the combined size of the other 2 :frankenstein:

...I'm sure he will keep his tongue firmly lodged in his cheek

GrahamG

1,088 posts

223 months

Tuesday 4th March 2003
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Can there have been any driver anywhere that has competed in so many different cars in so many different endurance races in such a short time?

He was already the only man that competed in all of the major 24 hour races last season (Daytona, LM, Spa and Bathurst - all in different cars!) add the Tuscan R at Suzuka and the Moggy at LM this year and that's six from six!

>> Edited by GrahamG on Tuesday 4th March 18:14

jamesc

Original Poster:

2,820 posts

240 months

Tuesday 4th March 2003
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Seem to remember; Martin in a 928 once in a BRDC GT meeting at Silverstone.

regards

James

>> Edited by jamesc on Tuesday 4th March 18:28

rollcentre

24 posts

238 months

Tuesday 4th March 2003
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James is right, it was a 928 Porsche that my mate Andy let me drive to keep my International licence current.

I am absolutely delighted that I am going to be at Le Mans in a Morgan, not least because my 14 month old son was named Morgan, but also because this is going to be a great race for the marque with lots of lessons learned from last year. The Morgan Factory are very serious about this first in 40 years works effort, and they are covering a lot of ground in making sure that this will be a superb effort. Chris Lawrence is very excited about our prospects, and his son Stephen is in expert control of the build. There are some very experienced people also working on the build of the car, and I have been grinning from ear to ear since we shook on the deal. No contract, just a handshake.
And Thank You Beast for your comments about the size of my head, Michelle also noted that when she saw the press release...but at least she didn't refer to me as Frankenstein! As the man that has been quietly working in the background, aided and abetted by the Mole, helping me from goal to goal, you are in the privileged position of being able to get away with ritually abusing me!
Now I suggest you tell everybody how you hurt your ribs....

MB.

849 posts

240 months

Tuesday 11th March 2003
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Excellent news about your drive in the Morgan Shorty, will be there again cheering you on, look out for us at the drivers parade again and try not to let the others crash the car before you get your go this year

Will there be any personal batles with the TVR boys as well? I am sure Rob will let you past if you come up behind him - NOT!

Am really looking forward to Le Mans this year, even more so than normal - roll on June

Graham

hansgerd

1,274 posts

240 months

Thursday 27th March 2003
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Oh shit (that was my first thought), I just read that the Moggy was excluded from the entry list for not being at Sebring. What can I say, that's typically ACO.

d_drinks

1,425 posts

225 months

Thursday 27th March 2003
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Oh but the car was there, it had a ruddy great for sale notice in the window !! - maybe that's not what the ACO had in mind though

I'll get me coat .....