It has nearly 500 bhp and certainly can’t be described as ‘never raced or rallied.’
The Morgan Aero 8 GTN Le Mans car which raced in the world’s greatest sports car races in 2004 at Le Mans in France, Spa Francorchamps in Belgium and Sebring in the US goes up for auction on ebaymotors.co.uk on November 15.
The Aero 8 is being sold by the legendary Morgan Motor Co. and although it uses Morgan’s famed coach-built construction and an ash frame, this is a full-house race machine powered by a BMW 4.4 litre race engine.
Previous drivers include former Grand Prix star Jacques Lafitte, Adam Sharpe, Neil Cunningham, Keith Ahlers and Steve Hyde. The car is unique, ready to race and comes complete with a host of spares.
As the car’s performance can only be described as mind-blowing, the Morgan team is even offering a two day handover and familiarisation package to the successful eBay Motors winner.
Claire Gilmartin, head of eBay Motors in the UK said: "Anyone who loves cars is fascinated by the Morgan mystique, and we expect considerable international interest in what could be one of the most valuable cars ever to be sold through ebaymotors.co.uk."
To find the Morgan Aero 8 Le Mans car, simply go to www.ebaymotors.co.uk on 15th November and put Morgan Le Mans into the search box.
Over 70,000 vehicles were sold on ebaymotors.co.uk last year, and a car now sells every four minutes. It’s easy to buy and sell, with an enormous range of cars and prices to choose from. And increasingly, rare and unique cars are being auctioned, including a Ferrari Enzo which sold for over £500,000 last weekend.Published 4 November 2004