Morgan 3 Wheeler Being Offered To Eccentric American Anglophiles

morgan 3 wheeler being offered to eccentric american anglophiles

51 years ago, my beloved Grandfather emigrated from England. Despite being a man of modest means, he immediately went out and bought himself the biggest, V8 powered American sedan he could buy (the exact make remains obscure – it tends to change every time my grandmother tells the story), swearing off British cars and his cursed MG Magnette for life. He would be just as bewildered as I am that there is any demand for the Morgan 3 Wheeler in the United States that would result in U.S. sales.

Based on an American design dubbed the Liberty Ace, the Morgan weighs 1,155 lbs, with motivation coming from an 80 horsepower 2.0L V-Twin engine mated to a Mazda Miata 5-speed gearbox. In the UK, the car costs about $40,o00, but pricing hasn’t been announced Stateside. Liberty, along with two other outlets (likely in California and on the East Coast) will be the sole dealers for the car. Morgan will be promoting the car in the Gumball 3000 rally.

Expect to see Jay Leno and a few others take delivery of what is essentially a glorified Can-Am Spyder. I’ll take an AeroMax, thank you very much.

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  • T2 T2 on Apr 30, 2012

    My sister and her friend were discussing the guy up the street who happened to own a Morgan. "What is that car he has ? It's strange. " " It's called a Morgan " I assisted. "Oh" they said. And then one of them added "Well, I would NEVER get in the car of any guy, that only had one wheel at the BACK !!"

  • Ryoku75 Ryoku75 on Apr 30, 2012

    I'd rather have this over a Can-Am, it feels more like a car than a bike with training wheels since you sit IN it rather than ON it. Though for the price I'd rather just buy an old MR2.

  • Panzerfaust Panzerfaust on Apr 30, 2012

    I have a few rules on what I spend my money on, and one of the key rules is to never buy something that looks like I could have made it myself. 60 grand for a vehicle that looks like it was made in someone's back yard for a paraplegic Harley rider? I don't think so.

  • Theonlydt Theonlydt on May 01, 2012

    I want one of these more than I want to get laid for the rest of my life (I'm married and if I got one of these I think the sex would stop). Hilariously good fun, good looking, so lightweight the engine could have 50bhp and it'd still be fun. Great big V2 up front. In a way I wish they'd tried a Triumph inline 3 up there, less torque, but over 100bhp and a really unique sound, a v2 over here is just another v2...