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2012 Morgan Plus 8


The return of classic auto brand Morgan is coming with the rebirth of some of its classic vehicles. We’ve already touched on reincarnated versions for some of their old model line-up, including the highly-anticipated Three-Wheeler .

Fast forward to today and we just got word that another old-school Morgan will be making a comeback at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, after a brief hiatus in the retirement block. Discontinued in 2004 after being born in 1968, the Plus 8 has an enduring appeal that very few cars can boast of, further emphasizing the car’s stature as one of Morgan’s all-time classics.

Details behind the reincarnated Plus 8 are still being kept under wraps, but a few details about the car have already leaked out, including the addition of modern components to go with the retro-futuristic styling and a choice of eight exterior finishes as well as an interior that will carry a multitude of wood-finished options. But the most important piece of news surrounding the new Plus 8 is the expected price tag its going to carry. In this case, the facelifted Plus 8 will cost £71,000, which is around $112,000 based on current exchange rates.

It’s not exactly the most affordable option out on the market, but if the new Plus 8 is being touted as a modern-day version of the classic machine, then the price may very well be justified.



5 comments:

Well, I have to agree with Andy. I think cars like this are precious. They serve as
a reminder of automobile’s rich history. Having a car like this is extremely cool for me!

This automobile reminds me of my grandma’s wedding day. They used a car just like this one. smiley Classic cars are fine for me. I think it is romantic to use during wedding. It’s so unique! I would prefer to use the white one.

This automobile reminds me of my grandma’s wedding day. They used a car just like this one. smiley Classic cars are fine for me. I think it is romantic to use during wedding. It’s so unique! I would prefer to use the white one.

The car is a shock in the flesh. The fact is Morgan couldn’t sell their last Aero model, the Aero Super Sports, and are left with 100 4.8 BMW engines (a version that BMW has now stopped making). To sell them, they are trying to make the leftovers Aeros look like classic Morgans, unsuccessful in the flesh. The Aeros are MUCH too wide. Do NOT consider any personal opinion until you see this thing with head-on shots of rear and front.

The reporter should be ashamed of him/herself. Like so many of the media today, he didn’t research anything. He simply copied someone else or swallowed whatever Morgan told them. Even the image above is a Morgan Company PR "photo".

Fantastic car!! I am really into classic car and I want to have one of them. Isn’t is cool to have a car like this when everybody seem to be aiming for a Porsche or a BMW? It is for the benefit of being unique and being different.

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