80 years on, Morgan re-engineers three wheeler
05/03/11 12:57 Filed in: News
For most people three-wheelers conjure up visions of the Reliant Robin and, probably, one in particular – the Trotter’s Independent Trading Reliant Robin van.
But, while the three wheelers of the sixties, seventies and eighties were all one front wheel and two at the rear, the famous Morgan three-wheeler of the 1930s offered sports car thrills with two front wheels and one rear. That car still holds the distance speed records for one-litre cars.
So, amazingly, Morgan has decided to update the design and start producing three wheelers again. Morgan say the new 3 Wheeler is launched “to bring the fun and passion back to personal transport”.
The iconic design of the Morgan Threewheeler has been updated with 21st Century technology. The powertrain is a V-Twin fuel-injected engine mated to a Mazda 5 speed gearbox. Unlike three-wheelers of yesteryear the new three-wheeler does have a reverse gear. (If I remember rightly reverse was usually blanked off, so that the car could be driven on a motorcycle licence.)
The price of the new Morgan 3 Wheeler will be £25,000 before tax.