We knew the Morgan 3 Wheeler was coming to America, we just didn't know when or how. The skinny, according to a report on Inside Line, is that the 3 Wheeler will be sold through three U.S. dealerships beginning later this year. One of those dealers will be Liberty, the Seattle company that got this whole thing started by designing the prototypeMorgan then bought Liberty and used it to develop the production model.

The other two locations haven't been divulged, but one on each coast is the early betting line. We'll probably know after Morgan scion Charles has finished running his 3 Wheeler in next month's Gumball 3000 rally, and by then the company might have settled on an official U.S. price. Even if you do plan to make it yours, though, don't expect on soon: Morgan only plans to make 500 per year, and that exact number was already pre-sold eight months ago.


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      patrick
      • 2 Years Ago
      You people keep asking why anyone would want one, Because they want one and can pay for it thats all thats needed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      aj191
      • 2 Years Ago
      To all of you who are mocking Morgan for this car--this is not a joke, it's a revival. This is a new twist on the type of vehicle that made Morgan famous from their beginings in the early 1900's until the late forties. In those days Great Britain use to put taxes on cars--but not motorcycles. Morgan was, and still is, a car builder--there were enough motorcycle builders in England at the time so they couldn't compete there. They noticed that the tax applied to 4 wheeled vehicle--nobody said anything about 3 wheels! So the Morgan Cyclecar was born--and the rest is history. If this new version comes here it won't be alone. You have the Can Am Roadster and wild machines like the T-Rex out there, and they have their followings. At least the Morgan has a proven historical pedigree about it--on the road and on the track. Unlike the Can Am this can truly be driven like a car since it has a sterring wheel, and with a modern suspension, offer up un-carlike handling. I wonder if another 3 wheeled wonder machine--the Carver--will soon makes it's way here. If you really want fuel efficient yet fun vehicles, this is a much better alternative to a Volt.
        Ivan Namrehs
        • 2 Years Ago
        @aj191
        Some three wheelers are a joke, the Reliant Robin, comes to mind. Check out the Youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhteNsqjlxA This shows a demo derby with Robins! There are also jokes about women drivers having a crack up in a Robin.
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      Awesome! Maybe I'll come across one someday...
      sloturbo
      • 2 Years Ago
      I would imagine that this guy's shop in Santa Monica will get them. Morgan West the newest of an elite group of authorized Morgan spors car dealers outside of the UK. Morgan West, serving the greater Los Angeles and Southern California areas, specializes in new and pre-owned Morgan Motor Cars. We carry a selection of new 2012 Morgan Aeros, Morgan 3wheelers and preowned Morgan Roadsters.
      Joey Mcfreely
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hayabusa Morgan.
      Jeremy Pennini
      • 2 Years Ago
      Seattle is confirmed. I'd bet the other two are near LA, and NYC.
      Jeff
      • 2 Years Ago
      Would this be registered as a car or a motorcycle?
        MechE
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jeff
        My guess would have been car since its operated like a car (gas and brake pedal, steering wheel) but then the other thought is there is no way this thing meets automobile safety and emissions standards....so maybe it does get categorized as a motorcycle, or perhaps they sell it as a kit car.
          bhtooefr
          • 2 Years Ago
          @MechE
          It's a motorcycle - federal allows anything 3 wheels with a 1749 pound or less curb weight to be a motorcycle, and most states either defer to federal standards, or restrict to 1499 or less, but otherwise use federal standards. There are a few states that have weird restrictions on what can be a three-wheel motorcycle (instead of a car), but IIRC this qualifies in all of them. (The only one I know of an exact example of is MA, where three-wheel enclosed motorcycles can only be single-seaters, but this isn't enclosed.) Canada gets weirder, though - side-by-side is a car, unless it has two wheels in line and one to the side (as in a sidecar rig), or you're in Quebec, IIRC. Front to back is fine, though, from what I've been told.
      mix35
      • 2 Years Ago
      If I am not mistaken I saw this at the recent New York Autoshow. I think it was on display at the Manhattan Motors booth. Chances are they will be the dealers for it here in New York
        NYTechie
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mix35
        I saw it too! Yeah, I expect a NY/NJ dealer will open.
      CarCrazy24
      • 2 Years Ago
      Was considering pre-ordering one of these cars, I love the idea and the design along with the inspiration it took to make it! Unfortunately, it was priced a little high at nearly $40k to $50k full optioned. It's a bit pricey for a toy, and at those prices it's competing with the Ariel Atom which is a much more serious toy for similar money. Still, I would love to pick one of these up one day if the funds allow for such a pricey car
      waynetoo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ugly British bathtub with an S&S V-Twin motor cycle engine mounted to the front, although the people who are dumb enough to buy one won't have to look for a coffin.
      Jonathan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow a Morgan that was beaten with an ugly stick and has a wheel missing . This is a overpriced ugly discrace to the Morgan name . Sad that they would ever put their name on this joke .
      Ivan Namrehs
      • 2 Years Ago
      What exactly is the allure? Looks like something out of the Twenties, with that decade's safety, handling, and styling. Economy and emmisions of air cooled engines suffers, too. Is it legal without windshield wipers? How soon will owners tire of climbing in and out? I did the south coast of England in a '52 Plus Four thirty years ago, but I wouldn't give anything this ugly space in my garage.
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