• Oct 5, 2010
It may not be entirely rational, but we love ourselves the Morgan three-wheeler. After all, the old Morgan was the first vehicle Sir Stirling Moss ever drove on the street, easily making it the coolest thing on three wheels.

It seems we're not the only ones traveling on the Crazy Train. A Harley-Davidson-powered replica called the Liberty Ace (shown above) has apparently been selling well enough that Morgan will restart production of the old trikes that were last produced back in 1952.

According to the Telegraph, even the old JA Prestwich air-cooled V-twin engine design will be resuscitated to sit between the two front wheels just as they did way back when. If Morgan is interested in any other options, may we suggest a call to Moto Guzzi might be in order?

[Source: Telegraph]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I would put the Honda V4 from the bikes in there. or maybe a Ducati V-twin, or the old Suzuki TL1000.
      • 4 Years Ago
      um, why on earth would AB recomend a Moto Guzzi motor?
      I think that would detract from the Morgan "handbuilt British" brand image.

      "handbuilt British........with the help of the Italians......."
      sheesh!
      I mean, dont get me wrong, MG makes a great motor, but come on, isn't AB missing the whole point?
      • 4 Years Ago
      why does this Liberty Ace have a radiator grill? it is an air-cooled motor.
      the original Morgan Super Sport 1934 - was water cooled, that is why it had a radiator.
      this thing is just..........kinda stupid............
        • 4 Years Ago
        Could it be an oil cooler? I don't think you'll be doing much lane splitting in one of these. If you're stuck in traffic with an air cooled engine you'll at minimum want an oil cooler...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I love Morgan. Always have, always will.

      While BMW moves into FWD superminis and M-powered crossover 5-door "coupes" that weigh as much as the moon, Porsche looks at its second crossover, and Mercedes dropped straight sixes and launched the A-Class and B-Class, Morgan's desire to be exactly who they are and always have been is refreshing.

      Despite ventures into more modern automobiles like the Aero 8/Max/SuperSports and EvaGT, they're still plugging away with the old 4/4s, Plus 4s, etc. And now they're bringing the trikes back. Wonderful.

      The fact that a car company can survive for so long merely on the pure enjoyment of building cars makes me smile.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Badace! Now this is a car!! I'll take it with 3 or 4 wheels.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Been able to see these in action at the vintage races at Watkins Glen and they a favorite of mine.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I love it... Anyone have a guess as to the price range?
        • 4 Years Ago
        saw one of these last week! they're bad ass.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I too have seen them up close and personal at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix...Really neat machines.
        • 4 Years Ago
        +1

        I'm def gonna get one.
      JimmytheOne
      • 4 Years Ago
      In an age of bloated supercars far too potent for the roads they'll be used on, and for most drivers, you have to love a "back to fundamentals"approach. The more contemporary and still charming Blackjack Zero trike has been offering this for several years now. Check it out; either VW or Guzzi powered no one offers more smiles per pound....
      • 4 Years Ago
      http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/23shomare/Automobile/Morgan/b85caeda.jpg

      IMO these really need wishbone suspension in front and not the old morgan sliding pillar suspension. I think all of the copies have wishbones.

      Also these things work better with FWD, but I don't see morgan going that way.
      • 4 Years Ago
      i was thinking they should bring it back
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Guzzi powered Triking is one of the best.

      http://thekneeslider.com/images/2009/08/triking-cycle-car2.jpg
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Mark S
        do you mean the "blackjack zero" - because that motor is hanging WAY out in front of the front axle, given the Guzzi Twins gearbox setup.
        not sure that would make for a very balanced chassis, even though it is light........
      • 4 Years Ago
      Have to hand it to Morgan for their "we do what we want attitude" . Bravo, now how about an Aeromax version?
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