Morgan Sports Car Club
Stand number: 1-440
Morgan Sports Car Club celebrates 50 years of the +8
The Morgan Sports Car Club this year celebrates an almighty anniversary with 50 years on the clock!
In 1968 Morgan developed the famous +8 using a Buick 3.5 litre V8 engine shoehorned into the famous Morgan chassis and framework. From this prototype emerged the Rover V8 engined car which in its day could leave virtually every other car on the road standing. The +8 has since been in production for 50 years and has been greatly loved, admired and envied by many aficionados, needless to say the car was the vehicle of choice for many pop and film stars of the swinging sixties and seventies.
In its latest development the +8 now has a BMW (badged Morgan) 4.8l engine on a bonded aluminium chassis with aluminium body which will propel the driver from 0 to stupid in a handful of seconds.
Also on the stand will be MMC11, one of two prototypes made by the Morgan Motor Company and subsequently the daily driver of Peter Morgan. We have a photo on our pull-up banner of Peter in this car outside the factory door in Malvern, a picture which we plan to recreate on the stand. Come and photograph yourself alongside this iconic piece of motoring history!
Be sure to visit the MSCC stand (1-440) where you will find a stunning showcase of the +8 demonstrating its different uses and history, from a very early 1969 model to some BMW engined beasts.