Morgan Plus 8 Lightweight 3.5L Rover V8 - Car no19 of 19 lightweights built SO520 (1977)




A superb opportunity to purchase this extremely rare and desirable Morgan Plus 8 lightweight, fitted with Rover’s legendary 3.5L V8 engine.
The Sports lightweights were a special aluminium-bodied homologation version of the standard steel car. The Sports Lightweights were also slightly wider than the standard car.
This is a particularly special car in original Right Hand Drive, as it was the last Plus 8 Lightweight to be built (Number 19 of 19 built), and was exported to Guernsey when New and at various times has been owned by a director of Barclays, with the car appeared in their advertising material as well as the original owner being John Mclaren a relation of Bruce Mclaren (F1 Racing Driver and F1 Racing Car Manufacturer), which we have an email from Morgan to confirm and also appears on the Heritage Certificate.
This car has an extensive specification which is as follows:
Morgan Plus 8 Lightweight (Number 19 of 19 built - Morgan Heritage Certificate supplied)
Significant expenditure on the car since 2016
Factory build ticket in the extensive history file - build started 27.9.1976
Original Wood Rimmed Steering is included that has been made into a Clock
3.5L Rover V8 - Original engine with genuine low mileage
Stainless Steel Exhaust
4 Speed Manual Moss Gearbox (last Moss gearbox fitted by the factory)
Gemmer Steering Box
Paint: Opalescent Silver Body with Gunmetal Grey Wings
5 x Genuine 'Minilite' Wheels (supplied by Berrybrook) - Also included are a set of 5 x Original Plus 8 refurbished Alloy Wheels with excellent tyres.
Paint: Opalescent Silver Body with Gunmetal Grey Wings
Fold Flat Windscreen
Black Vinyl Hood Cover
Luggage Rack
Black Vinyl Tonneau
Bonnet Stays
Aluminium Radiator
Chrome Full Width Bumpers Front and Rear
Chrome Radiator Cowl - original factory extra
Black Radiator Stone Guard - original specified extra
Polished mesh Grille
Polished Stone Guards on Headlamps
Black Leather Bonnet Strap
Front Spotlights
Tread Rubbers - again originally specified on factory build ticket
Black ' Classic' Line Engraved Numberplates
Pheasant Hood Ornament (Gold Plated) by Montague EDE of Chelsea - Not fitted but comes with the car - was specified by the original owner
Silver Side Shield's - Not Fitted but comes with the car
Cherished 1976 numberplate included
Upholstery: Black Leather - original
Black Vinyl Spare Wheel Cover
Black Floor Carpets in the Front with the Morgan logo
Grey Carpeting on Rear Parcel shelf
Moto-Lita Steering Wheel
Sapele Mahogany Dashboard Facia - original
Height Adjustable Rear View Mirror

This Car is in our Exminster showrooms and available to view now.
Please Call us to arrange a Viewing and a Test Drive of this Very Rare and Special Car.

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  • Mileage: 12,518
  • Year: 1977
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Convertible
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Silver


  • Engine layout: Front Engined
  • Aspiration: Normally Aspirated
  • Engine size (Litres): 3.5
  • Engine configuration: 8 cylinder
  • Cylinders: 8
  • Driven wheels: Rear Wheel Drive

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