Special Information for the week of October 18, 1997Motoring in a Morgan
Topic: Motoring in England
Keywords: Morgan, sports car, England
Description: Where to rent a Morgan
Telephone Number: Wykeham's Limited, 6 Kendrick Place Reece Mews, South Kensington, London SW7 3HF
Where to rent a Morgan:
6 Kendrick Place Reece Mews
London SW7 3HF
(Across the street from Christie's, the famous auction house.)
Rents four and eight-cylinder Morgans, plus other sports cars, such as BMW Z3 roadsters.
Rates for Morgan 4/4 (in pounds):
3 days/weekend: 345
1 week: 575
2 weeks: 920
Damage deposit: 500
Age limit: 21-70
Above rates include VAT (Value Added Tax), unlimited mileage on British mainland, comprehensive insurance with excess as per damage deposit. Driver's license needed. You must have held a driving license for at least last 12 months. All major credit cards accepted.
Tips: Remember, Morgans are convertibles and the doors don't lock, so try not to leave valuables in the vehicle.
Also, the best atlas you can buy for touring the English countryside is the Ordinance Survey Motor Atlas of Britain, available at book shops and tourist centers along the major motorways.
Destinations: It's best to take the older roads when driving a Morgan; not because the car can't handle highway traffic (despite its vintage look, mechanically it is a modern vehicle), but because the winding, older roads are more charming and better suited to the car's superb handling.
One place you might want to visit is the Morgan factory, in Malvern Link, Worcestershire (see below), about a five hour drive from London.
Morgan Motor Company Limited,
Malvern Link, Worcestershire,
WR14 2LL, England
Telephone: (+44) 1684 573104 or (+44) 1684 573105
Facsimile: (+44) 1684 892295
The world's oldest privately owned motor company, the Morgan Motor Company welcomes visitors who wish to see craftsmen at work on the last coachbuilt cars in production anywhere. Also on hand is a display room featuring vintage Morgans dating back to the early 1900s, including a rare three-wheeled racer belonging to company president, Charles Morgan, the
third generation of Morgans to run the company. Call first to arrange a tour.
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