If you're tired of all the Porsches, Jaguars, Corvettes and BMW M cars crowding your local car shows, and you want something that'll stand out, look no further than this 2005 Morgan Aero 8. Sold in limited numbers in the US, its design is reminiscent of vintage Morgans, but it has modern suspension, brakes, and electronics. It also has a naturally aspirated BMW V8 making 325 horsepower. It's , and we think you should buy it.
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Upon first glance, you might say the Aero 8 looks a bit strange. The fascia has a cross-eyed look, and the rear end, with those six round taillights, seems sort of insect-like. But then you start to appreciate the retro vibe the designers set out to create. Those massive front fenders slope down next to the doors, a Morgan signature style, while the engine tucks under a wedge-shaped hood that flows nicely into a vertically slatted grille. This one comes in a perfect silver-on-red color combo, too. And, most importantly, it's a six-speed manual. All of the panels look to be in good condition, as does the interior.
According to the seller, the car is being offered as a part of an estate sale, and has just 8800 miles on the odometer. It was serviced last year, when it received a new starter. The engine, BMW's M62, can also be found in cars like the E60-generation 5-Series and first-gen X5 SUV. This Morgan is . Considering these cars don't change hands often, it's hard to gauge what a reasonable price might be. We think the quirkiness and rarity are probably worth what the seller is asking, as long as it's not over six figures.