Whether it's a Canadian-built Campagna or a British-built Morgan, there's something deliciously different about driving a three-wheeled retro roadster. And now it looks like they could have some competition on their hands.

The name is Castle Three Motor Company, and before you go writing it off as a Morgan copy-cat, let us point out that it's actually a revival: Castle Three built three-wheeled roadsters back in the 1920s, smack in the middle of the era when Morgan was still riding on three wheels, too. So the most you could levy at it is to call its revival opportunely timed, or a revival of a copy-cat in the first place.

Castle Three resurfaced in August with a design from Xenophya, a motorcycle design studio that's worked with Triumph and Royal Enfield. The design, which you can see in the gallery above and the video below, ditches the 2+1 seating layout and four-cylinder engine of the original for a more Morgan-like two-seat, V-twin setup.

Rather than raising seed money from deep-pocketed investors, Castle Three opted to crowd-fund the project. But while it has yet to raise the capital it needs to get up and running, Autocar reports (despite an earlier claim that it was canceling the project) that Castle Three is still working at it. The company figures it can break even on selling 60 cars per year, but hopes it can build as many as 500 units annually. Check out the video below.



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      Kelly Hatcher
      • 1 Year Ago
      honestly who the hell desires owning this?
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Kelly Hatcher
        [blocked]
        JayP
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Kelly Hatcher
        I'd dd this "car".
      Timothy Tibbetts
      • 1 Year Ago
      Tweet, lol. "In a tweet earlier today, Castle Three bosses said: “Despite almost 70 investors and almost £30,000 invested we weren't able to meet our funding target. Many thanks to those who did invest.” It's dead.
        Krazeecain
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Timothy Tibbetts
        Not dead. From @CastleThree: "To clarify, although we didn't raise our Crowdcube target we still have funds and the project is very much alive and well. Watch this space!" "Well, we didn't raise what we wanted on Crowdcube, but the good news is we have enough to build three wheelers in Alnwick "
      kmdk78
      • 1 Year Ago
      No.
      Bobby Robinson
      • 1 Year Ago
      So, they want people to give them money to produce something in a segment that Morgan already has a lock on? Sure I'll give you some money. But first, tell me why do you have that large vat of Vaseline on your desk?
      Robert
      • 1 Year Ago
      Where's the market for something that has very little practical value and no name recognition?
      PeterScott
      • 1 Year Ago
      Already dead. Really I can see why. This essentially looks like a copy of the Niche Morgan Three Wheeler. It didn't look that fleshed out. I couldn't find any tech details, just a some (not so impressive) computer rendered models.
      Vwfanatic
      • 1 Year Ago
      Pictures instead of a prototype? This looks like the the Tucker of three wheelers.
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