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Car Of The Week – Morgan Brooklands Editions

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 Morgan has announced a new limited edition, which really is an irresistible combination of raw power, retro chic and iconic good looks. Charles Morgan used a phrase to describe Morgan cars and it is very true with these fine limited editions – “kinetic art.”

Here is the information on these gorgeous new models as put out by the Morgan Motor Company.

 The Brooklands circuit was the brainchild of Hugh Locke-King, and was opened on 17 June 1907 as the first purpose-built banked motor race circuit in the world.

 Requirements of speed and spectator visibility led to the Brooklands track being built as a 100 ft (30 m) wide, 2.75 miles (4.43 km) long, banked oval. The banking was nearly 30 feet (9 m) high in places. In addition to the oval, a bisecting “Finishing Straight” was built, increasing the track length to 3.25 miles (5.23 km), of which 1.25 miles (2.01 km) was banked. It could host up to 287,000 spectators in its heyday.

Along the centre of the track ran a dotted black line, known as the Fifty Foot Line. By driving over the line, a driver could theoretically take the banked corners without having to use the steering wheel.

Brooklands was more than a great sporting arena. Brooklands was the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation, home of Concorde and the site of many engineering and technological achievements throughout eight decades of the 20th century.

These Limited edition Brooklands inspired Morgans have been designed to celebrate the ancestry of British racing cars and their styling. An unusual arrangement of classic colour-ways, black detailing, and satin finishes are both in vogue and visible on cars of the era. The cars focus on using the options currently available on a Morgan car in a cost effective manner.

Only 50 of each the Brooklands Roadster 3.7l V6 and 3 Wheeler vehicles will be buiilt. Each car includes a limited edition numbered dash plaque, an array of cost options, a Brooklands centenary book, and an annual membership to the Brooklands trust.

Roadster Std. Specification (from £40,000+VAT ex factory)

Jaguar ‘Brooklands’ green Body

Speed Silver Satin Bonnet and Cowl

Standard side screens A posts and cowl (silver) (see options list for NEW black)

Muirhead black leather (Matching stitch ) with perforated centresBrooklands steering wheel

Silver light pod surrounds

Black Alloy Wheels

Aero Racing Green front splitter

Enamelled Union Jack badge on bonnet

Black stonegaurd

Louvred back panel (+8 style)

Black hood

Black Bonnet Strap

New Performance Sports seats

Body colour (green) dash board

Black Rubber floor matts

‘Brooklands racing circuit’ vinyl limited edition graphic on back

Limited edition numbered plaque on dashboard

NEW sculpted gearbox cover

NEW more pedal space

NEW gear lever position

Twin anti tramp bars

Adjustable gas dampers all round

Round mirrors

Brooklands centenary Book

Annual membership to the Brooklands trust

Optional Cost Extras (Prices + VAT)

Polished aluminium bonnets and cowl £ 950.00

‘Black pack’ (glass house trims and head light surrounds) £ 120.00

4x Alloys with silver accents £ 1200.00

4x Stainless wires £ 1900.00

As above, including spare wheel £ 2475.00

4x black ‘Sport’ wires £ 1500.00

As above, including spare wheel £ 1975.00

Sports exhaust (Aftermarket) £ 1116.15

3 Wheeler Std. Specification (Price £TBC. Sept 2013 Launch)

Jaguar ‘Brooklands’ green Body

Polished cowl

Brooklands steering wheel

NEW Brooklands exhaust (after market) in polished finish

Black bonnet strap

Enamelled Union Jack badge on bonnet

Black Tonneau cover

Black pleated leather

Polished engine

Black Roll hoops, lamps, and details etc)

Black leather

Black Rubber floor matts

‘Brooklands racing circuit’ vinyl limited edition graphic

‘Brooklands racing circuit’ embossed graphic on dashboard leather

Brooklands centenary Book

Annual membership to the Brooklands trust

Optional Cost Extras (Price £TBC. Sept 2013 Launch)

NEW fully Polished body with extra rivets

Intercom system

Heated seats

TOAD immobilizer

Leather storage pockets

Author: ibeastie

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