Morgan to bring back three-wheeler after 60 years
Almost 60 years ago, Morgan rolled out the last of its three-wheelers never to be seen in a production line again. Well, you know what they say about never, right?
Never say never.
For the first time since the 1950’s, Morgan is bringing back the iconic three-wheeler as part of the company’s 100th year anniversary this year. The three-wheeler, which rose to prominence in the 50’s partly because it was the first car ever driven by Sir Stirling Moss, is set to return to a time when not a lot of people know anything about it.
But if you ask those who lived around the time of its popularity, they’d tell you that the three-wheeler was one of the coolest things on wheels. In addition to Moss, other notable personalities that owned a Morgan three-wheeler included Brigitte Bardot, Queen Noor of Jordan, Ralph Lauren, and Mick Jagger.
Now, it looks like the vehicle is set to be reborn, paving the way for a new generation of enthusiasts to experience the thrill of a Morgan three-wheeler.
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In an interview with the Telegraph, Ian Parkinson of the Morgan Three Wheeler Club couldn’t contain his excitement on the possibility of the car to which their club was named after make a return to the streets. "It will be wonderful to see a classic bit of British engineering back on the road and brand new and could open the club to a new kind of enthusiast," he said.
Details of the car are still sketchy at this point, but there’s word that these three-wheelers could be powered by either a modern 1,100 cc or 1,000 cc V-Twin version of the original JA Prestwich engine and could fetch a price of around £46,000.