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John A. Prestwich Special

Beth and I decided to kind of “Go Dark” on the whole Morgan thing until the car was delivered. That was supposed to be at the end of May. The last minute changes, us ordering all those options from the Geneva Show Car, resulted in some extra waiting, since many of those options had yet to be prototyped.  Morgan and our dealer did their best to keep us informed, as nervous “parents” we were probably pests as the nice summer driving days ticked by. But we do have the first production car with the new 2016 options.

Here are some photos of the Geneva car.

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If you notice, it looks more GREEN then the Factory photos that were leaked the week before?

So, knowing what we wanted we contacted our dealer, who contacted Morgan who gave him the specs. The Prototype is Rolls-Royce Heather. Beth and I went to every Brand of car dealer we could fit into a Sunday, and after many photos and discussions decided that Mercedes-Benz Palladium Silver was the closest color to the one we thought we saw in those factory photos.


The finalized specification was:


Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your order , 3 Wheeler – Standard, chassis number x, for Kirk x.

The specification for the car is now finalized.

Your car is scheduled to go into build in week ’16-19.

Please be reminded that payment in full is required before the car is dispatched.


3 Wheeler – Standard (LHD) (MPH)

Quilted Leather Stitching – Square

Polished brass hex wheel centre caps

Rear mudguard

Radiator cowl with screw cap

AERO RACING Jap rocker and crank covers in black

AERO RACING New dashboard arrangement – Tawny

AERO RACING Blockley square cut wheels and tyres

AERO RACING Headlight mesh

AERO RACING Vintage bonnet catches

AERO RACING Full Morgan windscreen

Under bonnet storage box

Cream Bakelite Brooklands steering wheel

Body coloured wheels

Air cleaner in brass

Bonnet louvres

Centre split leather seats

Brass headlamp rims

Pin stripe graphics

Waterproof Leather – XT Saddle Brown

Welcome pack book and DVD

Paint (please include description and paint code)(Any non-standard solid or metallic from our comprehensive range of colours) – 792/9792 Mercedes Palladium Silver (6HYBB)

Black exhaust heat shields

Exhaust Wrap

Tonneau Mohair – Black

Photo build book

Heated seats

Leather storage pockets

ROW specification admin charge – USA

***Email Confirmation – Sent***

Kind Regards,

Morgan Group

So that meant week 19 of 2016 the car would be started, coincidentally, on my Birthday, then 3-4 weeks in build, then 3-4 weeks to ship it. Estimated Delivery: End of June, Coincidentally around Beth’s Birthday!

I wont bore you with the delays, there were issues getting the graphics, and windshield, and instrument panel, and rear fender right, and some slippage of the schedule. At one point, a couple months before the car was finished, Morgan even told me it was completed and awaiting my payment. I got a lot of emails from my dealer, I begged every friend and forum member going anywhere near the factory to send me build photos. Some were even taken by major people in the Morgan organization as they tried to figure out where in the process we were. See as we go from painted body, though 3 sets of graphics, prototype parts, right though Pre-Delivery Inspection, and then Shipping!

I took the day off of work on Delivery day, and took my first-ever UBER ride to pick the car up, Beth met me at the dealership on her lunch hour.




So, that takes us from Ordering to Delivery!

Watch this space for more Action, Activities, and Adventures to come!







4 thoughts on “John A. Prestwich Special

  1. Wonderful M3W kirk – very well done with your Spec throughout you have created a very special JAP Special! Have fun in her – I know you will!! Neil Talk Morgan Roadsterboy:))

  2. I do hope you are enjoying you Mog and that the pictures we took when visiting the factory helped to ease the pain of waiting so long . You have a fantastic car and I’m sure you will have many happy miles over the years .
    Peter and Cherrill Gilbert

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