A short history of the models.
When Henry Frederick Stanley (HFS) Morgan built his first three wheeler, he went for simplicity.
The car only had 2 forward speeds and no reverse; it didn’t even have a steering wheel and relied on a tiller. As time progressed, so did the three wheeler, sprouting another forward gear and a reverse in 1931 (the 3 Speeder) and 80 years later, another 2 gears and a much bigger engine.
The 5 Speeder M3W was born followed by the new Super 3! Our club caters for and welcomes Three Wheeler Morgans of all models and years on the social and competition scene.
Take a look at the succession line below and then read a potted history……
Early Years… Runabouts. 2-speeders, 3 speeders. and F-Types.
More recently, the M3W & The Super3
HFS Morgan opened his first garage in Malvern made his first three wheeler way back in 1905 but didn’t make his prototype, tiller steered, 2-speed, three wheeler until 1909 and the interest it aroused persuaded HFS that his cyclecars could be a commercial success.
The first Runabout was produced in 1910, followed in 1911 by the two seater Runabout with a more normal steering wheel.
This was the start…. and HFS never really looked back and the factory on Pickersleigh Road was built in 1914 where production of two-speeders continued and new 4 seater models were introduced. Competition success in trials and on the racetrack ensured the company’s continuing success; the Super Aero represented the pinnacle of two-speeder development.
Then, in 1931 the three-speeder made its entrance followed in 1933 by the prototype Ford-engined three wheeler (The F-Type) which continued in production until 1953.
Finally in 2011 came the new 5-Speeder, followed in 2022 by the Super 3 currently being produced by Morgan Motor Company today.
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