Classic Drive: Morgan Aero 8

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Morgan Aero 8

Classic Drive: Morgan 8

Published on Friday, 17 February 00:00

The Aero 8, Charles vision of a Morgan for the 21st aimed to blend tradition and Forget tradition…

Words and Steve Wilson

A rocket-ship in your garden, and the astronaut out clad in a sheepskin-lined Irving and flying goggles. That’s the Aero 8.

Like all classic cars, one was essentially the fruit of a single that of Charles Morgan, of the Malvern Link firm’s HFS Morgan. And it has been a controversial one since its launch.

Morgan Aero 8

Opinion was and fiercely divided on the Aero 8’s low and wide looks; the flowing seems to evoke Yankee from the Twenties and Thirties, and Auburn Straight Eights, and even that, to have hard at one of the all-time greats, Type 57.

Hugh Reader is a relaxed and guy, and evidently also a one. He had ordered a Plus 8 in 1995, but the little factory at the had its notorious five year list, though this has dropped, as production edged up 10 to perhaps 14 cars a week. however said that, due to the cost of Morgans, the wait had him, as it did many others.

Meanwhile he had been enjoying a Elise but when he attended the Show in 2000, he saw the new Aero 8 and was smitten to change his order. The which cost roughly as much as the one he’d originally was duly delivered in Jan 2003. are bespoke vehicles, and Hugh is with his choice of metallic paint, which does the Aero 8’s blend of tradition and

The Morgan has not been mothballed having covered over miles. While he’s had big fun the Aero’s V8 engine – the same BMW 280 bhp lump found in the Bavarian 5 and – Hugh says that the real forte is longer “I used to work in South and there are some great up towards the Brecons,” he says. “I drove from Bracknell to on a late June evening, and the after Telford were something. And you don’t feel at the end of a long journey.” This of the Aero 8 as a fast tourer than a balls-out sports car with press opinion of the which found both the and handling

ragged at the edges when pressed on track, but quick, and comfortable on long real-world

To read the complete test see the 2012 issue of Classic Car – available here

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