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John Peel's Morgan

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DJ’s Plus 8 snapped up at Bonhams sale

John Peel's Morgan

The first of Bonhams’ three Goodwood sales this year, at the Members’ Meeting on 14 April, offered a few treats. But with only 98 lots on offer, 21 of which were pre-war cars, it didn’t light a lot of torches. The auction achieved a decent sale rate, but that’s explained to the right.

However, there were some bargains, such as the 1974 Morgan Plus 8 that was owned for most of its life by the much-loved late DJ John Peel and his wife Sheila. They had the car converted to a four-seater while it was back at the Morgan factory being restored. Recently recommissioned by the only owner since the Peels, it was offered at no reserve and looked a fantastic buy at just £21,275. That’s not a lot for any early Plus 8, never mind one with this history.

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