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Henry Morgan's Three-Wheel Legacy Lives On

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On: Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 4:17PM | By: Gary P Garry

Henry Morgan's Three-Wheel Legacy Lives On

If you want to make a statement on the roadways, you drive something that gets people's attention. There are classic cars that you don't see every day that definitely turn heads, and this is one option.

In addition to the flashbacks to the past, there are some current models that will give you whiplash if you happen to see one pass you on the street. There is also a handful that combine the past with the present, and the Morgan 3 Wheeler does just that.

When you hear an unfamiliar name attached to a car, you may assume that it is a new company. This is not the case with the Morgan Motor Company. The company was started all the way back in 1910 by a fellow named Henry Frederick Stanley Morgan.

Morgan was all about transportation throughout his entire adult life. He worked for the Great Western Railway in the early days, and he saw the horseless carriage coming. When he was just 21 years of age he got himself a car, and this was just a couple of years after the turn of the twentieth century.

He started a company that sold motor vehicles in 1904, and the company also provided automotive care and maintenance. Ultimately, he went into the lab and emerged in 1909 with his own automotive creation. The Morgan Motor Company was born, and Morgan ran the company for some 50 years until he passed away while he was in his late seventies.

These days the company produces a number of modern cars with a retro look, including a roadster, a four-seater, the Aero coupe, the Aero Supersport, and the Morgan Plus 8.

All of these cars are worth looking into if you're not familiar with them, but the Morgan 3 Wheeler is especially cool if you ask me. The first car that Morgan designed for his own use was a three-wheeler, with one wheel in the back and two wheels in the front. After a sixty-year absence, the new Morgan 3 Wheeler was introduced in 2011, and it has become the company's best-selling car.

Morgan is actually talking about an electric version of the car, and that would certainly enhance the novelty factor.

These cars are produced in very limited quantities, though the demand is there. They manufacture about 500 of them a year, so if you score one, you will probably be the only Morgan guy on your block.

After all these years the Morgan tradition lives on during these modern times, and you have to admire the way that the company is still honoring the legacy of its founder.

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