The Car

The Challenge

Morgan 3-Wheeler

The car

  • No roof
  • Two Seats
  • Three wheels
  • Five-speed gearbox
  • 1900cc engine

A car with heritage

First designed and built in 1909 by Malvern-based engineer Henry Morgan, the Morgan 3-wheeler was the start of an all-British car marque that has become legendary in the world of classic cars. Affectionately known as ‘Moggies’, Morgan continues to hand-build instantly-recognisable cars at the factory in Malvern, with a new range being introduced to celebrate the company’s 110th Anniversary.

The Design

A two-seat, open-top, 3-wheeled sports car.

  • Luggage capacity – almost zero
  • Fun Capacity – 150%
  • Length – 3225mm, Width – 1720mm, Height – 1000mm
  • Dry weight – 525kg
  • Homologation – EU + USA
  • Fuel tank size – 42 litres
  • Chassis – Tubular steel space frame

The Engine & Transmission

S&S 1983cc V twin air-cooled engine (as used in Harley Davidson motorcycles). Dry sump lubrication and push-rod valve mechanism, mounted ahead of the front wheels.

  • Max power (@5250rpm) – 82 bhp, Max Torque (@3250rpm) – 140Nm
  • Performance 0-62 – 6 seconds
  • Top Speed – 115mph (185 kph)
  • Power to weight – 435kw/kg
  • Urban mpg – 21.1 mpg (13.41/100km), Extra urban – 44.9 mpg (6.3/100km), Combined – 30.3 mpg (6.3/100km), Co2 – 215 g/km
  • Mazda 5-Speed transmission (as fitted to the Mazda MX5)
  • Final drive – bevel box with belt to the single rear wheel

The Colour

The colour scheme is specially designed in memory of Alan Braithwaite’s Father who drove Morgan 3-Wheelers between the First and Second World Wars. According to Alan: “As a boy I remember him saying that if he won the Pools [now the Lottery] he would buy a black Bristol car with yellow wheels. My brother and I never understood where that came from – but it sure looks good!”