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    Morgan (Threewheeler)- just bought one!

    I recently had a chance to drive my buddies Morgan Threewheeler. The car is a lot of fun to drive. It feels like sitting in an old war bird, moves nicely in the corners. In the city it draws attention like not even a pink Lamborghini could do.

    I'm looking into buying one. When I called the dealer he right away wants to push me from the Threewheeler towards a 4/4 Roadster "Hey - I want that Threewheler, it is so different" - but he stook to his word "no, you have to try the other one" Smiley. I will have a longer test ride next Monday. 

    I never took Morgan serious. For me it was an old looking car for old farts. So - I know, I'm 47 now and all the kids younger than 30 would say that I'm exactly that.

    Whats your experience? Anyone ever looked into Morgans or particular the three wheeler. 

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    Re: Morgan (Threewheeler)- anyone has one?

    You're an old fart. indecision

    I always had a soft for the Caterham Seven and was really close to get one, but in the end I never dared. The Morgan Three Wheeler is very nice as well, sooo special. kiss
    The reason why I never got one of these is that I came to the conclusion, that I would barely drive them due to lack of time. Other than than, get one. wink


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    Re: Morgan (Threewheeler)- anyone has one?

    A friend of mine just bought a Theewheeler and he's also over the moon with it! I'd say go for it, they hold their value well, if you don't like it just sell it.


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    I drive one of these - lots of fun... 

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    Maybe a tad less stylish than the Morgan? indecisionangel


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    Re: Morgan (Threewheeler)- anyone has one?

    Two weeks ago at Mugello some guys came with their Morgan . A superbe 3 wheeler and a fantastic 4 .

    I did not talk to the guys , but that 3 wheeler looked awesome with an army green color and a nice deco ....

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    Re: Morgan (Threewheeler)- anyone has one?

    Lars, three wheeler all the way. I was in passenger seat a while ago, loved it, but not comfortable for me ( Im getting weight tho ). The driver was a 70 year old gent from another city passing trough. 


    Re: Morgan (Threewheeler)- anyone has one?

    Never driven a Morgan, but I have driven a Caterham and they are super fun.


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    Re: Morgan (Threewheeler)- anyone has one?

    Thanks for your comments guys!

    @Gnil - exactly in this color combo I would see my own Three-Wheeler.

    I will keep you guys posted after the test ride next Monday! 

     


    Re: Morgan (Threewheeler)- anyone has one?

    That Chris Harris video does a good job of explaining what driving is all about.

    People who have driven the Morgan 3-wheeler say it's hilariously fun.


    Re: Morgan (Threewheeler)- anyone has one?

    vantagesc:

    That Chris Harris video does a good job of explaining what driving is all about.

    People who have driven the Morgan 3-wheeler say it's hilariously fun.

    Yeah - thats my point! I hear that everywhere. And on top of it, it just looks so cool. I would put it into a glass-house in my garden, right next to my Harley Smiley


    Re: Morgan (Threewheeler)- anyone has one?

    I owned a Aero 8, fantastic car with a BMW V8 wich was also the only thing that didn't break. The car always had small things that needed ironing out, and the poor dealer network here (I even drove to a German dealer for a service) made the ownership experience somewhat less fun. I sold it couple years later.

    The best thing about Morgans is their low weight, and since I missed driving a light car, I bought a Donkervoort GT last year. It also has its small niggles (every handmade low volume car has) but the mechanical design is much better.

    The GT is fantastic for trackdays, a Morgan is better for touring.

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    Thanks for all your feedback!

    Yesterday we took the chance to test drive the three wheeler and a Morgan Roadster.

    Three Wheeler:
    Lookwise - adorable, very cute, a lot of details. Build quality - handmade English product (not more to say). Drive - ok, but lets be straight here. The clutch was as hard as on a track car. My leg hurt after 30 minutes. The well praised Mazda Miata Gear Box is not easy to shift. Very hard to find the right gear. The car is extremely loud and you can drive max. 1 hour before getting a headache. It feels fast and it is fast (5 sec 0-60). But, it had a lot of slip on the rear wheel. Also, the belt drive made ugly noises. What are my thoughts today - beautiful car. Hard to drive, noisy, exhausting. My "itch" went from 100 to 20% - basically the idea of buying one is gone for now. Not sure if this car in particular was bad or maybe they all do drive that shity.

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    Morgan Roadster (6 Zylinder 286 HP)
    The car drawn out attention. It was a stunning beauty. Different story than the three wheeler. Very comfortable, rather soft as harsh but still - a manual car with all the work required to drive. But - a lot of fun to drive. Very fast, too. Nice noise. Same gear box here - not easy to find the right gear, maybe I would get used to it after a while. The steering - a bit slow and not direct enough. Comparing this car to my 60 year old Porsche 356 Speedster is like comparing a 918 to a VW Golf GtI first generation. The Speedster is so much more agile and so much better in handling. Just wondering, how good Porsche was building cars 60 years ago. Back to the Morgan - it is such a beautiful car that I probably would consider buying one. Maybe not today, but one day for sure when I have another garage place. But the itch is probably 70% for the Morgan Roadster.

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    Glad you learned all of this before having to commit money.  If you have any interest, try a Caterham sometime.  Only car I've driven with steering better than an early 911 (in perfect condition or upgraded).


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    Re: Morgan (Threewheeler)- anyone has one?

    Or try a Donkervoort, they offer good support in Germany kiss


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    Re: Morgan (Threewheeler)- anyone has one?

    Lars, have you ever drove Ultima GTR?


    Re: Morgan (Threewheeler)- anyone has one?

    martini964:

    Lars, have you ever drove Ultima GTR?

    I knew a guy who had one... You don't want to get into an accident with that car. Smiley Probably the reason why he sold it.


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    Re: Morgan (Threewheeler)- anyone has one?

    there was a chap with an Ultima on an Alps driving tour I was on 2 years .. it constantly broke down due to heat management problems.

     

     


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    RC:
    martini964:

    Lars, have you ever drove Ultima GTR?

    I knew a guy who had one... You don't want to get into an accident with that car. Smiley Probably the reason why he sold it.

    Yes, I fully agree


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    sfo:

    there was a chap with an Ultima on an Alps driving tour I was on 2 years .. it constantly broke down due to heat management problems.

    Depends on what kind of engine he put there.


    Morgan Threewheeler - just bought one

    martini964:
    RC:
    martini964:

    Lars, have you ever drove Ultima GTR?

    I knew a guy who had one... You don't want to get into an accident with that car. Smiley Probably the reason why he sold it.

    Yes, I fully agree

    No - never driven the Ulimate GTR. - Maybe I should try!

    The danger of an accident you have in any of the vintage or vintage style or lightweight car. It is like driving motor-cycle. And as I drive motor cycle I dont mind to take that same risk in a 4-wheel car.


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    Lars997:
     

    The danger of an accident you have in any of the vintage or vintage style or lightweight car. It is like driving motor-cycle. And as I drive motor cycle I dont mind to take that same risk in a 4-wheel car.

    that makes a lot of sense.


    Re: Morgan (Threewheeler)- anyone has one?

    If you ever get a chance it's well worth doing the Morgan factory tour, open to the public and bookable on line. The tour guides really know their stuff, many are retired employees and go into great detail about the handmade craftsman ship skills.We did the tour a couple of years ago, really fascinating

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    Thanks for pics!


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    Re: Morgan (Threewheeler)- anyone has one?

    An uncle had one when I was a little boy, and an acquaintance had a few over the years. Good memories. 

    Danke dreamcar! 


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    Thank you Dramcar - this are amazing pictures! kiss

     


    Re: Morgan (Threewheeler)- just bought one!

    OK - what should I say, things happen and a man sometimes follows his temptations.

    I just received a call from my Morgan dealer. He told me that he has his hands on a car which was build for Goodwood as demo on the booth (unfortunately not driven the hill). A very special equipped Three-Wheeler! To make it short - it was a 5 minutes call until I said "I will take it". I didn't see it yet (not even a picture) but it is deep cheery red. Dealer said, it is the most modded Three Wheeler he ever seen (lots of little details). The engine is also tuned, has 120HP instead of 82HP. 

    I'm very excited about and cant wait to see it. I hope I will receive it next week broken heart

     

     


    Re: Morgan (Threewheeler)- just bought one!

    Lars997:

    OK - what should I say, things happen and a man sometimes follows his temptations.

    I just received a call from my Morgan dealer. He told me that he has his hands on a car which was build for Goodwood as demo on the booth (unfortunately not driven the hill). A very special equipped Three-Wheeler! To make it short - it was a 5 minutes call until I said "I will take it". I didn't see it yet (not even a picture) but it is deep cheery red. Dealer said, it is the most modded Three Wheeler he ever seen (lots of little details). The engine is also tuned, has 120HP instead of 82HP. 

    I'm very excited about and cant wait to see it. I hope I will receive it next week broken heart

     

     

    exciting SmileySmiley

    who tuned the engine?


    Re: Morgan (Threewheeler)- just bought one!

    sfo:
    Lars997:

    OK - what should I say, things happen and a man sometimes follows his temptations.

    I just received a call from my Morgan dealer. He told me that he has his hands on a car which was build for Goodwood as demo on the booth (unfortunately not driven the hill). A very special equipped Three-Wheeler! To make it short - it was a 5 minutes call until I said "I will take it". I didn't see it yet (not even a picture) but it is deep cheery red. Dealer said, it is the most modded Three Wheeler he ever seen (lots of little details). The engine is also tuned, has 120HP instead of 82HP. 

    I'm very excited about and cant wait to see it. I hope I will receive it next week broken heart

     

     

    exciting SmileySmiley

    who tuned the engine?

    The Morgan Factory - Stage 1 and Stage 2 tuning! Car comes directly from the Factory, all mods by them.

     

     


    Re: Morgan (Threewheeler)- just bought one!

    That's great 

    You'll love it! 


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