Talk about a special edition model, Morgan’s new Three-Wheeler Gulf Edition is that and more.
Now, we understand that the market for a vehicle that drives on an odd number of wheels isn’t all that great. But there’s still a market for a car like this one, particularly those who know the history of the colors this special-edition Three-Wheeler is sporting, particularly in light of Morgan’s participation in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with OnOak Racing.
We all know that Gulf Oil is represented by its iconic Blue-and-Orange paint scheme. So, in order to establish credibility with a Three-Wheeler that’s been labeled as the "Gulf Edition", the most important thing was to dress it up in the exact same two-color Gulf livery that’s become famous the world over.
In addition to the obvious color choice, Morgan also played with a number of unique design details on the Three-Wheeler Gulf Edition, starting with blacked out details on the engine, the headlamps, the roll hoops, the mud guards, the exhausts, and the exhaust heat shields. Finally, the Three-Wheeler Gulf Edition was also given Orange wall tires, adding a touch of customization and paying homage to the special edition name it’s carrying.
Inside, the same treatment was used with Morgan opting for a black leather dress up for the seats and the dashboard to go with a limited edition badge on embossed leather and matching orange stitching on the steering wheel.
All in all, Morgan is set to release only 100 units of the Three-Wheeler Gulf Edition with each model being priced at £29,162.50 plus VAT — around $46,700.
3 WHEELER - GULF EDITION
The Morgan Nissan LMP2 built by OnOak Racing has an open-cockpit and is an extreme sports car. Built specifically to race in the World Endurance Championship for Sports Cars it is the ultimate car in which an amateur can pit his skill against the professionals. Backed by an established team the amateur trains with pro race drivers.The races are at Le Mans for the 24 hours as well as Sebring, Silverstone, Spa and many new tracks built for Formula One. In sports car racing many drivers prefer an open cockpit vehicle over a coupe. This is because of a superior sense of speed and vision. The driver can develop a much closer bond with the car and feels safer because he can be more in control. This is synonymous with Morgan’s attitude toward creating vehicles that provide both high performance and fun. The feeling is encapsulated by the familiar saying, “to drive by the seat of your pants”.
The unique combination of economy and acceleration provided by the Morgan 3 Wheeler also reflects the performance of the Morgan Nissan LMP2 car which has an ultra efficient V8 engine combined with low overall weight and superb aerodynamics.
For all these reasons it seemed entirely correct to seek permission to release a Morgan 3 Wheeler in the striking Gulf Oil livery.
The striking Blue and Orange graphic, and the years of motorsport success it represents, adorn the new Morgan 3 Wheeler "Gulf Edition" for a run of 100 commemorative vehicles. These gulf cars will provide just the sense of excitement that comes from top level motorsport. Following its official international launch at this year’s Motorcycle Live, the 3 Wheelers will be available to buy from your local Morgan 3 Wheeler dealer or direct from the factory.