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The Morgan 3 Wheeler – back to the future!

The Morgan 3 Wheeler – back to the future!
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By Peter Dron
About the Author

Hardback • 25x25cm • 144 pages • 101 pictures

ISBN: 978-1-845847-63-0


£ 40.00 + P&P (eBook prices vary, and delivery is free)

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Features

• Why Morgan decided to go back to the configuration of its origins
• How the modern 3 Wheeler came about
• How it was designed and engineered, and how it’s built
• What it’s like to drive a 3 Wheeler
• Strengths and weak points – how the factory has improved the Morgan
• Could you be an M3W owner?
• Factory options and aftermarket mods
• A look at other three-wheelers on the market … and a few that didn’t quite make it into production
• Dynasty – the Morgan family feud
• How the Morgan might be developed in the future

Description

Revealing why Morgan returned to its original 3 Wheeler concept after a century. How the new 3 Wheeler was created, became a best-seller, and was made, this book shows what it’s like to drive, strengths, weaknesses, and factory improvements made since the 2011 launch – from modifications, possible developments, and even why it is – or isn't – your kind of vehicle.

Synopsis

In the early years of the 21st century, the Morgan Motor Company decided to return to the configuration of its origins, with a new 3 Wheeler. One reason for this decision was that it could no longer sell its four-wheelers in the USA, due to the costs of meeting increasingly restrictive legislation on emissions and accident safety becoming prohibitive for a small manufacturer. The 3 Wheeler, classed as a motorcycle, bypasses these complex requirements. By coincidence, an American three-wheeler, the Liberty Ace (itself a modernised recreation of the V-Twin Morgan Super Sports of the 1930s) was selected as the starting point. Morgan then designed and engineered the new model in an astonishingly short period. The management thought it might sell a few hundred 3 Wheelers; however, orders flooded in after its launch at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, leading to considerable complications. This is the story of how all that happened and how an eccentric sports car with an American engine and a Japanese gearbox is, nevertheless, quintessentially English.

Independent Reviews

This is an intense and absorbing story ... this is a book that is designed to appeal to the hardcore enthusiast and also, I would argue, to those who are contemplating the purchase of an M3W. Such people will want [...] detailed information and they will find it here.
SpeedReaders

Told with the honesty of an actual owner, it is a personal story as well as a factual one! [...] an essential read that will be enjoyed by two, three and four-wheeled aficionados alike, and it will have you constantly turning its pages for years to come ...Highly recommended, beautifully produced and well adding to your book collection
Ian Kerr

Rarely has a book [been] so funny, easy, thrilling and at the same time written competently.
Auto Bild Klassik

highly recommended as essential reading for not only 3-Wheeler fans, but all Morgan and sports car enthusiasts.
Norm Mort

A very personal story about the joys and perils of launching a niche car in the era of extreme volume production.
Classic Car Weekly

Written with Peter Dron's typical wit and style ... funny, informative and occasionally sad ... [has] an authenticity and page-turning quality sometimes lacking in rivals.
Daily Telegraph (Andrew English)

Beautifully produced ... detailed ... a complete in-depth look at the new Morgan 3 Wheeler.
tkc (Total Kit Car)

Whether a full restoration of a vintage Honda CX/GL is in the plan, or you need a guide for a limited rebuild or maintenance, “How to Restore Honda CX500 & CX650” is an excellent resource.
Ultimate MotorCycling

There is no doubt that this is a must-have book for existing and prospective M3W owners, or indeed for any Morgan enthusiast who will want to add this excellent book to their collection.
MOG Magazine (Morgan)

Rather excellent.
New Zealand Classic Car

If you are a Morganist, you will want to own a copy.
Octane (UK)

A wonderful book for ... anyone who loves 3-wheelers.
Klassiek & Techniek

If you do treat yourself to a copy of this beautifully printed and profusely illustrated book you will find yourself constantly referring to its pages; coffee table volume it may be but one to be valued.
Motor Cycling Club (MCC)

Additional Information

Nobody has yet told the dramatic story behind the creation of Morgan's best-selling model.

The first book telling the story of the new Morgan three-wheeler.

Photos of every detail of the car – construction, modifications from the factory and from outside suppliers, original concept sketches, and CAD illustrations.

   

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