Tri-Star: the Morgan three-wheeler
A classic British sports car plus a venerable American engine minus a wheel equals fun times ahead
Posted: 12 Oct 2011
"They don't build them like they used to" is a phrase you hear a lot. Well, good. Because things used to catch fire and break down. The 3Wheeler starts on the button - literally the button from a jet fighter, accessed under a bombs-away-style flap - and incorporates modernity only where it's really necessary, like the Mazda gearbox. The rest is so simple, it barely requires explanation. I don't think anyone's ever tried, but I suspect that S&S Harley engine would run on diesel just as happily as petrol. Which, again, removes a great chunk of anxiety from the ownership prospect; it feels like you could have a 3Wheeler in the garage, leave it for 30 years, and it'd still fire up when required.