I would like to endorse the letters of many would-be Morgan owners and enthusiasts who have written to Motor Sport of late and exposed the “shortage of Morgans” myth.
I feel very strongly about mainly the handful of agents who regularly advertise in your magazine who have abused the Morgan name by turning it into a profiteering racket, with all of the cars having no price marked, so to assure the highest possible price.
I would also like to point out that there are no less than sixty such Morgans for sale in the April 1976 issue, and yet these agents are quick to point out that there is a “shortage of these cars at present”.
Lately though it has been noted that each month cars of identical specifications can be seen in the “Morgans for sale” lists. This reveals that buyers are thinking twice before making a purchase due to the extortionate prices, and let us hope that they can be patient when buying a used Morgan. This then would have the effect of reducing the prices of these racketeering agents if they cannot make the necessary sales of Morgans; this done would, apart from reducing the price to a reasonable level, restore the dignity to the Morgan name, and in doing so help the used Morgan buyer and enthusiast.
Woodbridge D. NEWSON