At a Glance:
|1982||Morgan||Plus 8||17,809 (Not Warranted)||£23,760 + buyers premium|
Owned by the vendors late husband since 1997. Originally green, this Morgan plus 8 was totally dismantled and resprayed to change the colour to Mercedes Designo Purple. It was understood that a previous owner had hill climbed and/ or sprinted the car hence the Safety Devices roll bar which was colour coded purple at the time of the colour change. At roughly 96,000 miles the original 3.5 litre Rover V8 normally aspirated through twin Stromberg carbs engine was rebuilt by a then Morgan service agent who had apparently served an apprenticeship building Ferrari engines. He “blueprinted” and balanced the engine. It is not certain whether the previous owner had fitted fast road cams or if the rebuild included the fast road cams.
Additional info: Mr Andreas Admou rebuilt the engine to fast road spec which included a crane cam, blue printed cylinder heads ported and polished, uprated oil pump, steel timing gears and as stated in the write up the carburettors are not Stromberg, they are SU carbs. He estimates that the BHP is roughly 210 and is happy to talk the purchaser of this car through the work he carried out. As with all V8 Morgans, she is fitted with a LSD.
|Auction||28th October 2016 - 91% SOLD|
|Vehicle Model||Plus 8|
|Year of Manufacture||1982|
|Mileage||17,809 (Not Warranted)|
|Date first Registered||21-05-1982|
|Estimated Sale Price||£18,500 - 20,000|
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