The Morgan Motor Company is marking the end of production of one of its best-loved models, the 3-Wheeler, with the announcement of the P101 edition.
The 3-Wheeler, which was introduced in its current form in 2011, will cease production in 2021, once type approval on its S&S V-twin engine finishes.
P101 stands for Project 101, the internal name given to the project to revive the 3-Wheeler when development began more than a decade ago.
Limited to just 33 examples, the P101 was conceived by Morgan’s in-house Design and Engineering departments to celebrate their original project, and its resulting model success throughout its production run.
The current 3-Wheeler has been one of the company’s most popular models of all time, with more than 2,500 examples manufactured.
The P101 benefits from ‘aero-disc’ wheels, rather than the 3-Wheeler’s usual wire ones, and a translucent golden metal tonneau cover for the passenger seat – something that debuted on the Morgan’s EV3 project in 2016.
Each 3-Wheeler P101 is available in Deep Black or Satin White Silver paint, with appropriate decals to suit. Further to this, four P101 art packs will be available for customers to choose from, each with their own unique identifiers and vivid graphics:
- The Belly Tank – Referencing liveries found on belly tank racers and ‘lakesters’ that were inspirations for the 3-Wheeler initially, The Belly Tank graphic pack features a distressed effect in the vinyl.
- The Dazzleship (vehicle shown in photography/video) – The Dazzleship is the boldest of the art packs. Its striking black and white design is inspired by the graphic camouflage of period military vehicles.
- The Aviator – Evoking a sense of aviation spirit, The Aviator graphic pack is an extension of similarly themed graphics currently offered on the 3- Wheeler. This art pack is inspired by nose art found on RAF planes in WWII.
- The Race Car – Three wheeled Morgan vehicles were competing in motorsport almost as soon as the first example was created. The Race Car graphic pack features stripes and roundels, paying homage to the liveries that adorned early Morgan race cars.
The limited-edition P101 is priced from £45,000 (plus local market taxes and on-the-road costs), and all 33 production slots have already been allocated to Morgan dealerships in the UK, Europe and USA.