The Morgan Three Wheeler is dead, but it's going out with a bang
The best worst car ever made is going out of production in 2021, but it's set to return soon after in re-incarnated form.
It's been almost a decade since Morgan re-released its iconic Three Wheeler after a nearly century-long hiatus. And since then, this glorious little "car" has established itself as one of the best worst cars ever made.
2011 Three Wheeler
The 'new' Three Wheeler (pictured above), or Project 101 as it was known internally, began its revival in 2009, and it quickly weaseled its way into the hearts and minds of true car enthusiasts the world over (myself included).
But, just last week, Morgan announced that in 2021 the Three Wheeler's current incarnation would be coming to an end. However, before gluing together the final wooden pieces, Morgan will be releasing just 33 last-edition Three Wheelers, named the P101, in honor of the original.
Starting at a mere £45,000 ($60,000), the P101s will be the last to roll out of Malverne and will bring an end to one of the most beloved vehicles ever produced.
But, as if in honor of itself, the P101 has decided to go out with a bang!
This glorious-looking machine will come in four separate black-on-white designs, with a single-leaf tonneau cover and special body-colored low-drag Aero disk wheels to boot.
The Belly Tank:
– Referencing liveries found on belly tank racers and 'lakesters' that were inspirations for the 3 Wheeler initially, The Belly Tank graphic pack features a distressed effect in the vinyl.
– featured in the launch film and images – is the boldest of the art packs. Its striking black and white design is inspired by the graphic camouflage of period military vehicles.
– Evoking a sense of aviation spirit, The Aviator graphic pack is an extension of similar theme graphics offered on 3 wheelers. Inspired by nose art found on RAF planes in WWII.
The Race Car
– Three wheeled Morgan vehicles were competing in motorsport almost as soon as the first example was created. The Race Car graphic pack features stripes and roundels, and pays homage to the liveries which have adorned by early Morgan race cars.
But if you're like me, the P101 does little to take away from what we are losing. However, not to worry!
Although the current Three Wheeler is indeed ending production, this will only be for a relatively short period of time as Morgan is set to release a new version of the timeless icon soon after!