The Morgan Aero 8 is a sports car built by Morgan Motor Company at its factory in Malvern Link, England and designed by the firm’s designer Matthew Humphries.
The Aero 8 – based on the works team GT2 race car – was said by Morgan to be “the ultimate sports car for those that demand impressive performance with original styling”. It is the first Morgan vehicle with an aluminium chassis and frame as opposed to traditional Morgan vehicles that have an aluminium skinned wooden body tub on a steel chassis. The engine first powering the Aero 8 was a 4.4L V8 built by BMW, mated to a 6-Speed Getrag transmission.
Priding themselves on coachbuilt quality, the Aero 8 was – and still is – handmade to order by skilled craftsmen at Morgan’s Malvern factory to each customer’s personal taste.
Air Conditioning, Sports Exhaust, Dark green Easy-Fit Mohair hood, Blaupunkt Radio, Piped Leather upholstery, Power steering, Natural wood interior detailing, Sports gearshift.
Retaining elements of Morgans traditional styling, the aluminium body was sculptured to give the Aero 8 a bold and purposeful road presence. The elegantly crafted and timeless design is drawn to attention by the paintwork on this example – finished in special order Seafrost Metallic the paintwork still emits a bright, high quality finish and presents in very good condition.
The lightweight dark green Easy-Fit Mohair hood contrasts the Seafrost paintwork superbly and remains free from any tears or marks.
The Morgan’s interior is equally impressive as its exterior presence, with a high-quality feel and plenty of bespoke materials throughout. Inside the cabin you are met with a sense of traditional motoring heritage with the Aluminium and natural wood dash, rounded dials and wood rim steering wheel – all of which remain in perfect condition.
The Connolly Green leather upholstery accentuates the car perfectly and presents in fantastic condition, with minimal signs of wear to the susceptible drivers bolster.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Despite the retro looks there’s nothing old-fashioned about the way this Aero 8 drives. A tie up with BMW means it uses the 4.4 litre V8, developing 325bhp and 448Nm of torque. It also features the six-speed manual transmission from the previous-generation BMW M5. The stiff chassis and superbly judged suspension mean the car is taut, agile, well balanced and surprisingly friendly to drive.
Having covered minimal mileage since new, this Aero 8 has been routinely serviced throughout its life and presents in perfect mechanical health.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The 5 spoke 18″ OZ magnesium alloy wheels all present in fantastic with no scuffs or marks. All four alloys are wrapped in Nexen N8000’s and have plenty of tread.
With AP Racing Brake Kits adapted to Morgan specification as standard, the braking system on this Aero 8 is extremely efficient with all brake discs and pads showing minimal wear.
Supplied new to Mr D Little on 13th December 2003 by Brands Hatch Morgan, this Aero 8 has been subject to fastidious care and attention throughout its life. The car has a brimming history file including everything from all previous MOT’s to the original enquiry form filled out by Mr Little on 09th May 2001.
The original service book features 5 stamps carried out by main dealers and a multitude of invoicing to support the condition of the car – the most recent work involving new track rod ends and an oil and filter service.
The history file is accompanied by the original leather owners wallet and handbook.
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