All steamed up about Landy that’s a hoot!

Glossop Advertiser - - Motors -

Proud owner Frank Rothwell with Mil­dred, his steam­pow­ered Land Rover THIS 2CV is a record breaker - al­though it will be no sur­prised to hear not in terms of top speed.

The 2CVat70 is a project to set a new record by turn­ing a 1985 2CV Dolly into the world’s small­est food truck with a cus­tom, state-of-the-art stain­less steel kitchen built into the back of the ve­hi­cle.

Vis­i­tors to next month’s Con­fused. com Lon­don Mo­tor Show (17 to 20 May) will be able to see the record breaker when she parks up at the ‘Built in Bri­tain’ fea­ture be­fore con­tin­u­ing her jour­ney across the UK.

This year marks the 70th an­niver­sary of the 2CV, a ve­hi­cle de­signed for French farm­ers to re­place the cart and two horses (deux chevaux) - hence its name.

An ex­pert team had just six weeks to make the trans­for­ma­tion. It will serve a wide range of cui­sine dur­ing the tour, from cheese souf­flé to Korean BBQ. See­elon­don­mo­tor­ At the Geneva Mo­tor Show, Mor­gan Mo­tor Com­pany revealed its most ex­treme road-go­ing model to date, the Aero GT (above) – and the first edi­tion has now rolled off the pro­duc­tion line.

Mor­gan Mo­tor Com­pany will pro­duce just eight of the spe­cial Aero GT vari­ants – all in­di­vid­u­ally built be­spoke to cus­tomer spec­i­fi­ca­tion.

The Aero GT rep­re­sents the end of Aero 8 pro­duc­tion. Pow­ered by the same 367bhp BMW N62 V8 en­gine used in the Aero 8, the Aero GT will travel from 0-62mph in 4.5 sec­onds, reach­ing a top speed of 170mph.

Each Aero GT will be built with Mor­gan’s lat­est ad­justable sus­pen­sion and come with man­ual trans­mis­sion.

Cus­tomer will have an in­di­vid­ual de­sign con­sul­tancy with Jon Wells, Mor­gan’s Head of De­sign, be­fore the car en­ters pro­duc­tion.

Enamelled ‘GT’ badges sig­nify the model vari­ant and each is in­di­vid­u­ally hand made by a Bri­tish jew­eller.

The in­te­rior is hand-fin­ished with a se­ries of painted stitch­ing and pin­stripe ac­cents, and there is an ex­tended choice of wood op­tions.

And the price? From around £120,000, but don’t be sur­prised if they are all al­ready sold!

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