Le Mans inspired special edition from Morgan banishes November gloom
What do the Ford GT40, McLaren F1, Porsche 917, Aston Martin DBR9 and Morgan 3-Wheeler have in common? Well, thanks to a new limited range from Morgan, the latter joins the rest as another vehicle that looks fabulous painted in the Gulf Oil colours.
Limited to just 100 units, the 3-Wheeler Gulf Edition is inspired by Morgan's Le Mans Prototype, which races in the iconic colours.
Price of nostalgia is £29,000
In addition to the sky blue and orange paintwork, the 3-Wheeler Gulf Edition features orange-walled tyres and some new badging inside and out. The interior is largely identical to the regular car, albeit with some orange stitching on the steering wheel.
Mechanically, the Gulf Edition is unchanged any other 3-Wheeler. This means its 1990cc V-twin produces 115hp and 100lb ft, all of course sent to that solitary rear wheel.
The Morgan 3-Wheeler Gulf Edition will be sold at £29,162.50 plus VAT; call it £35,000. With the standard car available from £25,000 plus VAT, a large premium is certainly being attached by Morgan to a colour scheme. However, its limited edition status may also be used to justify some of the additional cost. And let's face it, if the 3-Wheeler appeals as a concept, why wouldn't you want a Gulf Edition?
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I sat in one of these today (At the NEC Motorbike Show).
These are no good unless you are hung like a field mouse, your legs are forced together crushing your family jewels.
I didn't like the sensation.
Citrus729 Nov 2012
Have owned an Ariel Atom and currently own a Caterham, so enjoy open air, no driver aid cars.
Have test driven the Morgan in the rain and loved it !!!! Really does bring a smile to your face. At the time if there hadn't been a 6 month waiting list I would have bought one.
Fun is the new speed
Vocal Minority28 Nov 2012
Very slow progress, the project is still officially alive, though we understand from sources on here that depositers are being invited, if they wish to chose another car from the range or ask for it back.