There’s something you can guarantee with a traditional four-wheeled Morgan that we’d bet will also apply to the 3 Wheeler, and that is that it will hold its value well.
At the moment production is flat out to meet a demand that doesn’t look like drying up any time soon. And we’d be willing to bet that the 3 Wheeler is set to become a mainstay of the Morgan range for years. It’s practically a classic as soon as it’s delivered.
Fuel economy was excellent. Even at the test track the 3 Wheeler returned a credible 19.8mpg. Overall it gave us a very respectable 29.6mpg. We couldn’t undertake our typical touring route, but drive in restrained fashion – unlikely, we’ll admit – and you should see high 30s.
One word of caution, though. A car like the 3 Wheeler won’t have completed months of winter and summer testing or thousands of durability laps of the most punishing circuits, as mainstream production cars are subjected to. Nor has it been race bred like many niche products.
So don’t expect to be able to treat one like you would a robot-built automotive appliance. But treat it like a cherished classic from day one and you shouldn’t go far wrong.