Morgan Agents in
Even in a small country like Holland, the Morgan Motor
Company has had its agency for many years. Before World War II, Morgan got its
agency in Hilversum/Bussum, named N.V. Croes & Co. They sold some
three-wheelers, but mainly Series I 4/4s, some of which in "chassis only" form.
Several of these Series I 4/4s still survive in Holland. The yellow/black car shown here is one of them.
For a while it was rather silent in Holland with regard to
Morgan sales. Some cars were imported individually in the 1950s.
In 1960 the well known Opel-dealer Dries Jetten, also of
Tulip Rallye fame, visited the Morgan Factory. He agreed with Peter Morgan that
his firm could become a Morgan-agency and in fact got one Plus Four delivered. However,
soon after he got a letter from the Morgan Motor Company, stating that they were
awfully sorry, but they had discovered that there already wàs an agency in
Holland for them!
This agency was N.V. Louwman & Parqui, who have sold many makes of cars over the years. Currently they are responsible for the import
other makes of cars, like Toyota and Suzuki.
For the Morgan (and later
also TVR) agency a special company was created, who still carries the Morgan
flag over here: B.V. NIMAG. In the 1960s many Morgans were sold through Holland
to American servicemen, stationed in Germany. Many of those still survive, some
of them still with the original owner!
In the early 1970s Morgan sales to Dutchmen themselves
started to pick up. A boom in Morgan sales happened in the late 1970s/early
1980s. After that a steady flow of Morgan sales, both new and second hand, kept the business rolling.
B.V. NIMAG is located centrally in the country, which make them an attractive
proposition for Morgan owners who come from other parts. Under the inspiring
leadership of Wouter Dekker, the Morgan business has definitely improved. The
firm has a good relationship with the Morgan Sports Car Club Holland and several
of their meetings either are held there or have a starting/ intermediate point
at their premises.
The picture at the left was taken during their traditional New Year's Meeting in January 2009
NIMAG invite owners/enthusiasts of bothe Morgan and TVR every year again, a tradition which was established in the1970s.
There's always a good selection of second hand Morgans in
beautiful condition, while they even maintain a stock of some new models!
During 2010 the premises of NIMAG changed. The front of the showroom, where Morgan and TVR used to be, was devoted to their Japanese make, while the British makes got a nostalgic looking showroom at the back.
Wouter Dekker provided a set of photos, some of which are show here. NIMAG were keen to go to Geneva early 2011 and since have managed to sell a number of new three-wheelers. The sale of traditional models also carries on.
The new showroom makes one think of the Morgan Factory and NIMAG has a good selection of Morgans available.
The website of B.V. NIMAG can be visited at www.morgan-cars.nl