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Tour of the Morgan Motor Company, 1966.


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#1 Giraffe

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 17:37

Maurice Bruton toured the Morgan Motor Company in 1966, and I hope Morgan aficionados on the forum enjoy the photos he took during his visit......

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#2 Giraffe

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 17:40

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#3 arttidesco

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 18:04

As a frequent visitor to the Morgan factory I must thank you, and ask you to pass my thanks on to Maurice again, Tony :up:

#4 garyfrogeye

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 19:21

Many thanks. He didn't visit Abingdon between 1958 and 1961 by any chance, did he? :)

#5 Mistron

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 19:31

love the note on the far wall of the 7th shot - "Hurry Up!"

Was this a premonition of Mr Harvey-Jones visit in the future?

The inevitable question is - what does it look like now, and is it as similar as the company image would have us believe? I suspect it's now quite different, but go back 10 years, and maybe not??

#6 David Birchall

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 20:45

I toured the factory four years ago. I turned up at lunch time, was asked to have lunch in the works canteen, which I did and it was excellent. I then returned to reception expecting to find a tour guide, instead I was given a map and told to follow the white line around the factory. It looked exactly like the photos above except they had discovered colour!
Long Live Morgan!

#7 arttidesco

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 20:51

The inevitable question is - what does it look like now,


See the link in post 3  ;)

#8 RTH

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:19

Great pictures .. the Triumph TR engines , the Dunlop C41 crossplys and Pirelli Cinturato tyres ,
I think the wood frames then were treated with Cuprinol which in those days was very strong smelling spirit based anti- rot anti- infestation liquid nothing like todays which is wood colouring.
I imagine a new Morgan back then was about £850 ?

#9 Geoff Smedley

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:37

Great pictures .. the Triumph TR engines , the Dunlop C41 crossplys and Pirelli Cinturato tyres ,
I think the wood frames then were treated with Cuprinol which in those days was very strong smelling spirit based anti- rot anti- infestation liquid nothing like todays which is wood colouring.
I imagine a new Morgan back then was about £850 ?

Just given my 1953 +4 a rebuild and incorporated a 5 speed Sierra gearbox, now after almost 60 years it still brings great joy to this old morganeer.....Thanks