The #morgan Motor Company is marking the end of production of one of its most loved models, the 3 Wheeler, with the announcement of the #p101 edition. The 3 Wheeler — which was introduced in its current form in 2011 — will cease production in 2021, once type approval on its S&S V-twin engine finishes.
P101 stands for Project 101, the internal name given to the project to revive the 3 Wheeler when development began more than a decade ago. Limited to just 33 examples, the #p101 was conceived by Morgan’s in-house Design and Engineering departments to celebrate their original project, and its resulting model success throughout its production run.
Characterised by a purposeful and utilitarian aesthetic, the #p101 features a range of unique components and bespoke detailing, many of which have been inspired by the prominent design features of Morgan’s three wheeled models.
Black and white ceramic coated, straight cut exhausts alternate left to right. Further detailed additions include torque markers on each front tyre, a fly screen, additional louvres, exposed rivet details, and unique #p101 markings.
Together, they evoke the sense of excitement felt around the company when the original prototypes were being developed.
AERO-DISC WHEELS Provide a streamlined visual and define the look of the #p101, making it instantly recognisable as a unique model.These work together with the low-slung Hella 9-inch spot lamps to reduce turbulence around the suspension.
SINGLE-LEAF TONNEAUA striking single-leaf tonneau cover has been designed for single occupant use.The lightweight and streamlined composite resin cover exhibits a natural translucent colour, inspired by engine shrouds for 1970s race cars.
Each 3 Wheeler #p101 is available in Deep Black or Satin White Silver paint, with appropriate decals to suit. Further to this, four #p101 art packs will be available for customers to choose from, each with their own unique identifiers and vivid graphics:
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.
THE DAZZLESHIP The Dazzleship – 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
THE AVIATOR Evoking a sense of aviation spirit, The Aviator graphic pack is an extension of similar theme graphics that have proved very popular on 3 wheeler. The latest graphic is Inspired by nose art found on RAF planes in WWII.
THE RACE CAR Morgan vehicles were competing in motorsport from birth. The Race Car graphic pack features stripes and roundels, and pays homage to the liveries which have adorned by early #morgan race cars.
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