Words and Photographs: Andrew Elphick
The Morgan Motor Company says that its new 3 Wheeler roadster has been a huge success at Geneva. The all-new model follows the time honoured construction incorporating aluminium and ash wood panelling over a steel space frame. Inside, it’s trimmed with fine leather, hand-turned switch gear and will soon be offered with custom fitted luggage.
Features to note include the fibre belt driven rear wheel and the actual width of the rear wheel itself – it’s superbike-style which is an aid to stability. Additionally, and rather cheekily, the ignition start switch is a ‘bomb bay’ launch switch!
Morgan confirmed to AROnline that 300 3 Wheelers had been ordered prior to the Geneva Motor Show, with a further 72 orders being taken at the event to date!
Most of those orders are not at the expense of existing Morgan sales either. However, the Sultan of Brunei chose to order a targa-roofed Aeromax, but was disappointed at not being allowed the keys to the silver show car on the spot!
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