1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186

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Lot 419
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19
Chassis no. R8186

Sold for £ 29,250 (US$ 38,957) inc. premium
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19
Chassis no. R8186
Odometer reading: 12,387
MOT: Exempt



*Low mileage Plus 8 Lightweight
*Number 19 of 19
*4-speed manual gearbox
*Owned by John McLaren (brother of Bruce)


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Footnotes

  • A beautiful 2-seater open tourer, the Morgan Plus 8 offers subtle, elegant styling but with a hidden gem under the bonnet – the 3.5-litre Rover V8. This partnership between Rover and Morgan was largely a result of Peter Wilkes (director of Rover) attempting to purchase Morgan off of Peter Morgan. He politely declined, however the meeting did result in an agreement for the supply of the then new Rover V8 to be fitted in the new Plus 8.

    This 1977 Plus 8 is a very special Sports Lightweight model that is presented in a beautiful Opalescent Silver with contrasting Gunmetal grey colour scheme. Originally owned by John McLaren (brother of Bruce McLaren), this example is number 19 of just 19 Lightweights built between 1976 and 1977. The Lightweight Plus 8s are incredibly rare, and they are known for their all-aluminium bodywork handcrafted from the factory. A resident of Guernsey, John McLaren imported the car to the island and it has never left since the day it arrived (this is justified by the low mileage of just 12,387 miles). John was also known to have the radiator cowl plated in chrome, and it is known to have had three owners in total. Overall the car is in good condition, and this is a rare and low mileage example of a Plus 8. Comes with a dust cover and a clock made from it's original steering wheel.

    Vendor Score Total: 60/100

    Bidders should note that the automated 100-point Seller's Assessment is provided by each Seller at the point of consignment using the guidelines below, and is not provided, assessed or verified by Bonhams MPH. Accordingly Customers (Bidders) are on notice that each vehicle is offered "as is / as seen" subject to the Conditions of Sale for the auction, and Customers (Bidders) are strongly recommended to view the Lot(s) being offered, before bidding, in order to satisfy themselves as to their condition; Bonhams MPH will not entertain disputes over Sellers' Assessments.

    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 15/25
    Body Work: 3
    Paint: 3
    Glass: 3
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 3
    Wheels/Tyres: 3

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 12/20
    Gearbox/Clutch: 3
    Axles: 3
    Suspension: 3
    Brakes: 3

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 12/20
    Seats: 3
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 3
    Headlining: 3
    Trim: 3

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 6/10
    Main components: 3
    Ancillary components: 3

    ENGINE TOTAL: 12/20
    Starting: 3
    Running: 3
    Under Bonnet: 3
    Mechanical components: 3

    Car History File: 3
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1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
1977 Morgan +8 Sports Lightweight 19/19  Chassis no. R8186
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