2005 Morgan Aero 8

Sold For $84,000

Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.

RM | Sotheby's - ARIZONA 16 - 17 JANUARY 2020

Chassis No.
  • Iconic British design for the 21st century
  • Equipped with BMW powerplant and Getrag transmission
  • Showing 10,595 original miles
  • One of only 500 delivered to the U.S.

Morgans have always been associated with quintessential British automotive spirit. Their absolute and pure design, which Morgan has proudly carried on throughout their history, continues into the modern cars they produce today. Furthermore, contemporary construction techniques and drivetrains from established manufacturers mean that the cottage-built sports car will continue to live on.

Upon the release of the Aero 8 in 2001, Morgan decided that their flagship sports car would come into the modern age while retaining the classic elements that defined their original cars. The new Aero 8 features an aluminum chassis and frame clothed by a beautiful retro-inspired aluminum body. To say the Aero 8 is a lightweight would be an understatement. With a full tank of fuel, the car weighs in at just under 2,500 pounds. Complementing its svelte design is a 325 horsepower 4.4-liter BMW V-8 which is mated to a Getrag six-speed manual transmission. The combination of a modern, lightweight chassis and performance drivetrain offers enthusiasts a unique and riveting driving experience.

This Aero 8, finished in a beautiful shade of teal over a tan leather interior, is a wonderful example of the modern Morgan. According to the optional extra-mph speedometer, the car has been driven less than 10,600 very enjoyable miles. The engine-turned dashboard, reminiscent of cars of a bygone era, is undoubtedly the centerpiece of the interior. The traditional-style construction techniques continue throughout the car, such as the swooping fenders, side-pressed louvers, and wood interior trim. Modern features and accessories, such as the push-button start, stereo system, and passenger airbags ensure comfortable and safe travel. Also included are the owner’s handbook and warranty booklet.

With only 500 examples having been exported to the U.S., this sporty Morgan is surely to be a rarity in any collection.

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