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Morgan Threewheeler Priced From $40K

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On: Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 1:28PM | By: Chris Weiss


Morgan Threewheeler Priced From $40K

Owning the most head-turning ride on the road at any given time now has an official price. $40,000 and up. That's the base price that British firm Morgan will charge for its revived Threewheeler, a streamlined convertible that brings back the badge after a 58-year absence. This is the type of car that will get people looking and honking in your direction. Not necessarily in a jealous way like a red supercar, but more in a "WTF is that thing" type of way. Is it a bike, is it a car, is it a garage-made DIYer?? Prepare for plenty of questions if this one's on your wish list.

Announced last fall, and making its debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the Threewheeler combines a tubular aluminum frame and a V-Twin engine. As introduced in the fall, the Threewheeler had a Harley V-Twin worth around 100 hp, but that will be replaced with a 115-hp fuel-injected V-Twin from S&S. That engine drives the rear wheel (not wheels) through a Mazda five-speed manual gearbox.

In case you're wondering, for regulatory purposes, the Threewheeler is classified as a motorcycle, not a car.

Weighing in at around 1,000 pounds, the 115-hp two-cylinder should be plenty potent to give the streamlined car some oomph. Original numbers put the Threewheeler to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 115 mph, but those were with the smaller Harley engine.

Inside, the Threewheeler features two seats and a simple, leather cockpit.

For those who don't mind investing more than $40K, Morgan will offer a variety of options including customized leather interiors, polished engine, military-style decals, and stainless steel tailpipes.

You can see a little preview video below, which comes complete with jazzy soundtrack straight out of the days of the original Threewheeler.


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