A special edition to celebrate a special car.
It is a sad day for the automotive world, as UK automaker Morgan announced the end of production for its quirky 3 Wheeler. Morgan says production of the 3 Wheeler, in its current form, will finish in 2021. The inclusion of "in its current form" hints that there could be a successor in the works. Morgan will soon lose approval to use the S&S V-twin engine, so the next 3 Wheeler would need a new motor or an electric drivetrain.
The 3 Wheeler will go out with a bang, though, as Morgan will build a new P101 Edition to celebrate the end of production. This celebratory edition introduces several new features and comes in five available 'art pack' variants. Just 33 examples of the P101 Edition will be built, making it a great target for collectors.
As with other 3 Wheelers, the P101 Edition sends power from its motorcycle-sourced V-twin engine to the lone rear wheel through a five-speed manual transmission from a Mazda MX-5 Miata. The P101 stands for Project 101, the name given to the project to revive the 3 Wheeler more than one decade ago. Since its launch in 2011, Morgan has sold more than 2,500 examples of the 3 Wheeler.
The P101 Edition gets a slew of unique components and bespoke detailing not found on other models, including a single-leaf tonneau cover first shown on Morgan's EV3 concept in 2016. It also rides on Aero-disc wheels finished in body-color, matched with black and white ceramic-coated exhausts.
Each P101 Edition comes finished in either Deep Black or Satin White Silver paint with a decal package. Customers can select between the Belly Tank, Dazzleship, Aviator, or Race Car graphics packages, each of which offers its own unique theme. Morgan priced the 3 Wheeler P101 Edition at £45,000 (around $60,000), though all 33 examples have already been allocated to dealers in the UK, Europe, and the United States.
Like the Caterham 7, the Morgan 3 Wheeler is sold as a 2018 model in the US to circumvent the need for a rearview camera, which was made mandatory thereafter.