Lot 222 - 1977 Morgan Plus 8 FIA Race Car *WITHDRAWN*
|Odometer reading||18,000 miles|
|Estimate||£30,000 - £40,000|
- FIA race car
- Fresh belts and extinguisher
- Good European race history
DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, THIS LOT HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN FROM THE AUCTION
The Morgan Plus 8 was introduced in 1968 in England. Developed by Maurice Owen, it is based on a modified Plus 4 chassis and equipped with a V8 Rover engine attached to the Moss gearbox and a Salisbury axle with limited slip differential. The model gradually evolved until the V8 Rover disappeared in 2003. In 1983, the Plus 8 adopted fuel injection before switching to a 3.9L displacement in 1990. Developing 190 horsepower for a weight of only 940 kilograms, the Morgan Plus 8 went from 0 to 100 km/h in 6 seconds and reached 200 kilometres per hour in rush hour - a true sports car with a very classic design that delivers a lot of thrills!
First registered on 1st December 1977, this 1976 road legal Plus 8 race car is an FIA car, making it a potential front runner and eligible for a wide range of race series ranging from HSCC Road Sports, 70’s Road Sport, Tour Auto and CSCC. Originally converted in the 1990’s for the Dutch Morgan Championship, it was used throughout Europe, competing no less than twenty-seven times by 2007. The car raced at all the ‘bucket list’ races Europe has to offer with entries at Spa, Nurburgring, Zolder, Hockenheim and Zandvoort amongst others and all documented in the accompanying Wagenpass booklet. Just rebuilt with no expense spared, including an RS Fabrications bespoke roll cage, complete suspension, brake and steering overhaul, as well as boasting a 3900cc John Eales Race Engine, (circa 270BHP), with roller rockers, adjustable pushrods and cylinder heads both just refreshed. Two new Sparco race seats have also been fitted along with new 6 point race harnesses, removeable Spacro steering wheel, extinguisher system, Race Tech gauges, silicone hoses and an aluminium radiator.
Supplied with its UK V5C registration document, Wagenpass and its hardtop roof, this fantastic car offers great versatility ranging from use as a fast road car, road rally weapon or full front running racetrack racing thrills.
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