Morgan Grand Prix
Chris acquired this Grand Prix around 1963. XR 8130 was registered on April 2nd 1924 with frame number 8492 (which is nowhere to be found). It was listed in the registration book as having a 1100cc engine. The engine that came with it was an earlier incomplete J.A.P 90 bore. The car had a homemade body on it using an Austin 8 bonnet as the tail panel (just to give you some idea!). It was while looking for more parts to complete the car that Chris stumbled across a 1922 M.A.G engine, which the car now happily enjoys.
Chris Booth's 1924 GP
Stephen Clark's 1920 GP
More to come...
Here we feature pictures and brief descriptions of a small number of the Grand Prixs that survive to the present day. We're grateful to the owners for their interest in contributing to this section. If you own a GP, please consider a feature here.
Nothing much new to report here; it's all in the previous pages. The GP lives in Ottawa during the summer and goes into winter storage in Calabogie, Ontario, where it is shown here. You can see its trailer in the background on the right.
Bob and Clint's 1920 GP
Grand Prix Gallery
Grand Prix XL 7708 was registered August 4th 1922, frame number 6783 which is on the timing cover of the M.A.G engine number 2C20A 46564. This car was more complete and in better condition than XR 8130, although there was nothing left of the main woodwork. It did have the steel panels and tail, and had a good radiator. Various features that were still in use in 1922 include 2" torque tube and 1" rear forks. 1922 seems to be the first year of the metal foot pedals, but not yet with the embossed 'M' pattern on them. Chris met the second owner who had it from 1926 to 1931. This one was restored a long time before the 1924 one. Over the years he acquired enough parts to build up an Anzani engine of the same date. Strangely, this car was fitted with 21" well base wheel rims and the 6" front brakes. He decided to retain the rims and had some aluminium discs made, finding the hub grease caps to take these in F. H. Douglas, a Morgan agent in Ealing, London.
Chris Booth's 1922 GP
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