The success of the Morgan Motor Company was founded on an icon, the Morgan Three-Wheeler. This brilliant but simple design by skilled engineer and company founder Harry Morgan (HFS) became one of the most successful lightweight cars of the early days of motoring.
The principal of fitting a powerful motorcycle engine and simple transmission into a light-weight chassis and body inspired a new type of vehicle which generically became known as the ‘Cyclecar‘. Thus the fashion for ‘new motoring’ introduced the freedom of the open road to those of more modest means. The Morgan Runabout was at the forefront of this movement and therefore Harry Morgan can be regarded as the man who first introduced motoring for the masses.
Now, nearly sixty years since the last Morgan Three Wheeler was built, the time is right to relaunch this exceptional design. Young people may not have experienced the same thrill as the early Three-Wheeler pilots and perhaps cult status is assured for a car with such an emphasis on simple honest functionality. The future of road transport in the 21st century has two big issues, the conservation of precious resources and the protection of our beautiful natural environment. Downsizing and a philosophy of simplicity are ways of dealing with these problems. The Morgan Three-wheeler is a proven answer to these problems. In 2011 the Morgan Motor Company is to expand its range and go back to its roots.
The 2011 Morgan 3 Wheeler is a fusion of modern technology into a classic design. By fitting a modern V-twin engine and Mazda 5-speed gearbox the car provides ‘get in and drive’ simplicity and reliability. A sturdy tubular frame and two rollover bars surround the passenger compartment. An aerodynamic ‘bullet’ hull protects the occupants from the weather.
However, the feeling of freedom and contact with the road through the front wheels will bring to mind the joy of driving cars from the 20’s and 30’s but with none of their fragility or temperament. As Capt. Albert Ball discovered all those years ago, no car captures the feeling of flying quite like a Morgan, and this is so with the latest 3 Wheeler which features a leather padded aircraft-style cockpit.
The car is offered in 3 versions. The Standard and the Bespoke are available in a wide variety of colors and leather combinations. They also offer multiple graphics options to customize your 3-wheeler.
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