1929 MORGAN/GN Blackburne AeroRare, One of a kind---“Chimera”
- British Racing Green
- Black leather
- Motor: KMC Blackburne OHV 60-degree V-twin 1096 cc
Bore and Stroke: 85 mm X 96.8 mm Water-cooled, 10/40 HP, c.r. 6.4:1 weight – 98 pounds
- Carburetor: British Amal type 6
- Fuel Tank: 3 gallons 1.5 pints Oil Tank: 5.5 pints
- Chassis: Morgan and GN, tubular steel, lug and plate fabrication
- Clutch: Pressure plate and disc, toothed flywheel
- Transmission: Morgan Two speed “wide-B” bevel box (no reverse)
- Drive: dog sprockets & chains 0.75 pitch; gear ratios adjustable with sprocket swaps
- Front suspension: Morgan, coil springs, sliding stub axles
- Rear suspension: solid GN axle, quarter-elliptical springs, friction shocks
- Front brakes: Morgan, cable operated Rear brake: pre-war Fiat, cable operated
- Wheels and tires: wire-spoke rims and hubs, Avon 350 X 19 front – Dunlop 400 X 19 rear
- Body: Aero, steel and aluminum construction
- Dimensions: Length – 9’0” Width – 4’10” Height – 3’6”
- Wheelbase: 6’8” Front Track 4’3” Rear Track 3’6” Weight: 705 pounds sans road equipment & silencers
- Performance: Approx 84 MPH @ 3500 RPM, sans aircraft propeller, seldom fitted
- 72 spoke wirewheels
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- Leather seats
Vintage History: The Morgan/GN was conceived in 1970 by Roger Richmond in England, and the build completed in April 1977 as a two-seater. In 1977, with the VSCC, it campaigned at Oulton Park, Prescott, and Cadwell Park. It was entered in a number of competitive events in 1978 including sand racing, the Wessex Trial, Gurston Down Hill Climb, Shelsley Walsh, and Cadwell Park. In 1979, the Morgan/GN toured the Dolomites including an 8 mile hill climb at Mendola finishing in 4th place. Again in 1979, at Shelsley Welsh, an overturn through the Esses resulted in the damaged two-seater body being converted to a single-seater.
Modern History: In 2001, Chimera, went to the United States and competed in Vintage Racing at Lime Rock, Watkins Glen, Elkhart Lake (Road America) Summit Point, Savannah, Pocono, and Road Atlanta with VSCCA and VDCA for a total of 15 events listed in the log book. Chimera returned to England in 2012 for refurbishing, and was shipped back to the U.S. in 2019. Add a propeller, and it might become airborne and reach an altitude of several feet favoring a strong head wind or a tornado.
Chimera – “an organism containing a mixture of genetically different tissues formed by fusion, grafting, or mutation.” Here, fabrication, welding, and creativity supply the mixture. Larry Ayers, current owner.
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FOR SALE - 1929 Morgan/GN Blackburne Aero. Single seater. All aluminum body. Powerful V-Twin motor. Detachable roll bar. Tonneau cover. Extra quick change sprockets to modify gear ratios. Racing history in both the U.S. and U.K. Racing Log Book. Full history from 1970 with Owner’s Manual and many period photos plus a record of all competition events. First place winner in 2021 at two All British Car Shows, Morgan Class. Will consider a nice 1932 Ford 5 window Coupe, either Hot Rod or original, as a possible trade.