morgan three wheeler

Price: $45,000

Model: 2013 Morgan Three Wheeler

Location: Denver, CO

Odometer: 950 miles

Exterior Color:  Blue/Orange Gulf livery

Interior: Black

Title Status: Clean

Transmission: 5 speed manual

Additional Specs:

- Crank pulley update kit

- Steering geometry and comfort upgrade kit

- M3W fan kit

- Engine-out Centa drive update kit

- All fluids replaced

Availability: Test drives are not currently available

  • Vehicle Overview

    There are plenty of weekend cars on the road you can get for around $50,000, and many of them will provide a great experience, but none of them will be as much fun as a Morgan 3 Wheeler. If you’re buying a second car, to use on weekends and for quick stints around a twisty road, this car needs to get serious consideration. At any point, at any speed, in any condition, this is easily one of the most enjoyable cars to drive.

     

    A huge V-twin engine resides up front with two skinny tires sticking out from either side. The

    overall aesthetic is reminiscent of a WWII fighter plane. Few cars are as instantly intriguing to enthusiasts, passersby and other motorists as the way the Morgan 3 Wheeler. Morgan has produced this version of the 3 Wheeler since 2012, and they’re all bespoke, hand-built, and finished in a tiny shop in the English city of Malvern Link. It’s a two-seat, front-engine, rear-drive roadster that’s actually homologated and registered as a motorcycle in the U.S. since it only has three wheels.

     

    It may surprise you that Morgan has actually been making three-wheeled cars since 1911—longer than most car companies have been in existence. The first run V-twin models were built from 1911 until 1939, and even had four-cylinder Ford motors in some models from 1932 through 1952.

     

    Morgan built this machine to be all about driving fun and there's nothing practical about it. There's no roof, no cup holders, no A/C, heateror stereo. But what it lacks in accoutrements it makes up for in cool factor. Morgan says that the 3 Wheeler will go from 0-60 mph in just six seconds, but riding alongside with the current owner it felt like it might even be quicker than that.

     

    The powertrain is a unique combination of bits. It’s got that big S&S V-twin motorcycle engine up front hooked up to a Mazda five-speed manual gearbox, and then the single rear wheel is belt driven. Believe it or not, city driving is awesome. It’s easy to maneuver, has great visibility (seeing as it has no roof, a tiny windscreen, zero pillars, and the side view circular mirrors are easy to move around manually if you find yourself in a tight spot) and the steering is super precise when you’re in motion.

     

    The overall length is just 126 inches, but the wheelbase is 92 inches. That proportion helps not only sharpen handling, but keeps any bumps subtle. A tubular steel space frame keeps the chassis rigid enough to keep handling in order, while providing you reasonable cabin safety. When you are trying to park in a tight space, things do get a little harder. With no power steering, and not much steering adjustment, you will find that you’ll want some momentum when you pull into a parking spot. If you’re trying to make a U-turn in an intersection or in the turn lane of a four lane road, you’ll have to put in some extra elbow grease.

     

    Storage is minimal. There are pockets inside the cabin, next to each person, where you can throw your mobile phone or maybe a folded piece of paper, but you won’t be making a grocery run to feed a family of four with a passenger on board, and you definitely won’t take this on a long road trip. There is a rear storage compartment, which nicely fit the car’s tonneau cover on one side and the tool kit in one small spot in the tail, but storage space is  limited to say the least. Another reminder that the Morgan 3 Wheeler isn’t built for practicality. It is built for fun.

     

    Where storage is limited cool details are abundant. There’s a start button hidden behind a flap, just like you get in a Lamborghini. The horn is a toggle switch in the middle of the dash panel. The trunk is held down with leather straps. Even the headlights are activated with a switch just like the horn. It’s a simple panel, but it’s got plenty of character that perfectly fits this car.

  • Standard Features

    - Power comes from an S&S 1998cc V twin producing 82 hp @ 5250 rpm. 0-62 arrives in 6 seconds flat with a top speed of 115 mph.

     

    - A five-speed manual gearbox derives from a Mazda Miata

     

    - Vehicle weight: 1,212 lbs

  • Upgrade Features

    This was the first Gulf livery tribute and the build is chronicled in a coffee table book which will accompany the vehicle sale. Morgan Motors of New England recently completed an extensive list of services including:

     

    - Crank pulley update kit

     

    - Steering geometry and comfort upgrade kit

     

    - M3W fan kit

     

    - Engine-out Centa drive update kit

     

    - All fluids replaced

     

    - All work completed by Morgan of New England and copies of repair invoices are available upon request

  • Condition Report

    This modified RS2 started life in Denmark where the previous owner built the motor to handle upwards of 800 horsepower. According to the previous owner, the engine was cleaned, painted and honed. He installed JE pistons, IE rods and 7A cams. ARP bolts were installed  along with  King Race bearings and a new oil pump. The cylinder head was completely refreshed, a set of 1000cc injectors and Walbro in-tank fuel pump was installed. The car is running a custom stainless steel exhaust system along with a Wagner intake manifold. Power comes from a Garret GTX3071R turbo producing 473 HP to the wheels. An ECU Masters stand-alone ecu offers Bluetooth connectivity and a robust spectrum of tuning profiles. H&R Coilovers replaced the 25 year struts, providing a balanced and comfortable ride.

     

    We tracked-down the original owner who provided details on the motor build and noted the car was sold in 2018. A year later we acquired the RS2 from a dealer in Belgium and in December of 2019 it arrived in Denver. Over the next few months we sourced correct replacement parts and completed a number of repairs. We're excited to offer this RS2 for sale with a clean bill of health and a recent dyno tune indicating 473 horsepower to the wheels.

     

     REPAIRED/REPLACED:

    - Replaced driver cv boot 

    - Replaced motor mounts 

    - Adjusted throttle (modified inner hood shroud) 

    - Adjusted exhaust hangers 

    - Replaced bumper lights 

    - Adjusted front and rear bumper mounts 

    - Repaired engine temperature gauge 

    - Replaced A/C line making A/C fully functional 

    - Replaced belly pan 

    - Installed radiator shroud

    - Replaced the steering rack boot 

    - Replaced A/C line making A/C fully functional 

    - Replaced belly pan 

    - Installed radiator shroud

    - Tires and brake pads have about 80% remaining.

  • Why It's a Cult Car

    Approximately 2200 RS2s were to be built initially, but due to demand the total was increased to 2891 cars  making it very rare and desirable to collector car enthusiasts. There are probably less than a dozen RS2's in the United States and this one features an even more exclusive color combination and a motor capable of launching this station wagon into super car territory.

     

    $299 will be added to the final sale price. Extended warranties and gap insurance are available, please ask if you have any questions.

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