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Morgan Motor Company is celebrating its iconic V8-powered Plus 8, with a 50th Anniversary Edition. The family-owned British marque unveiled the car at the 88th annual Geneva Motor Show. The Plus 8 50th Anniversary Edition pays homage to one of Morgan’s most celebrated models. Production will be limited to just 50 examples, each one hand-built and carrying a unique model number.
First conceived by company owner at the time, Peter Morgan, the head-turning Plus 8 prototype was revealed to the public at the Earls Court Motor Show of 1968 and was powered by a Rover V8 engine. Over the following half a century, approximately 6,000 Plus 8s have driven out through the gates of Morgan’s Pickersleigh Road home.
The Morgan Plus 8 50th Anniversary is a fitting combination of craftsmanship, luxury and technology. A lightweight aluminium chassis and 4.8-litre BMW engine sit beneath the traditional Morgan body. At just 1,100kg, the Plus 8 is one of the lightest V8 passenger cars in the world and is capable of 0-62 mph in 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph. It is available in two striking colours and two specifications – blue ‘speedster style’ with an open cockpit, or green ‘traditional convertible’ with a soft-top.
The Pontiac Firebird was built by Pontiac from the 1967 to the 2002. Designed as a pony car to compete with the Ford Mustang, it was introduced in February 1967, the same model year as GM's Chevrolet division platform-sharing Camaro. This also coincided with the release of the 1967 Mercury Cougar, Ford's upscale, platform-sharing version of the Mustang.
The second generation debuted in 1970 but was delayed because of tooling and engineering problems; thus, its popular designation is as a 1970½ model. This generation of Firebird was only available as a coupe. The example here is a 1970 Ram Air III Trans Am, powered by a 335bhp, 6.6 litre engine.
Mecum Auctions will be offering this example at their upcoming Kansas City auction between the 16-17th March. For more information on this and other vehicles at the sale, click on the link below. Photos courtesy of Mecum Auctions.
David Brown Automotive unveiled its Speedback Silverstone Edition at the Geneva Motor Show last week. Taking inspiration from the dawn of the jet age and classic racers from the 1960s, the Speedback Silverstone Edition is a pure performance Grand Tourer for today.
Limited to a run of only 10 production cars, the Speedback Silverstone Edition is an example of bespoke British handcraftsmanship. Each model will be made using traditional coachbuilding techniques at David Brown Automotive’s headquarters and build facility at the Silverstone circuit. Celebrating one year since David Brown Automotive moved to its Silverstone base, the new model is honed for performance, drawing close links to the aeronautical and racing heritage of the celebrated circuit.
Delivering 601 bhp, a 0-60mph time of 4.2 seconds and a limited top speed of 155mph, the 5.0-litre twin-scroll supercharged V8 engine fitted to the new model makes for the most performance orientated car ever produced by David Brown Automotive. The impressive powertrain is mated to a six-speed ZF automatic transmission and drive is delivered through the car’s rear wheels.
The Saint was the alias of Simon Templar, a character created by author Leslie Charteris in the 1920s. The Saint series of books spawned a series of films and later the popular television show which aired from 1962 until 1969. The Saint, portrayed by Sir Roger Moore, drove this beautiful white Volvo 1800 S coupe.
Built at the Volvo Torslanda plant in Sweden in November 1966, the 1800 S in Pearl White was equipped with Mini-Lite wheels with the rare original ‘truncated’ spoke design, Hella fog lamps and a Volvo wooden steering wheel. In The Saint, the car sported the famous ‘ST 1’ plates and made its debut in the episode ‘A Double in Diamonds’, filmed in February 1967. It was then lead character Simon Templar’s transport until the series ended in 1969.
Volvo Cars will showcase the 1967 Volvo 1800 S once owned by Sir Roger Moore and featured in television’s The Saint at the Volvo Cars Heritage stand at Techno-Classica Essen, Germany, 21-25 March.