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Morgan Motor Company
Type Private
Industry Motoring
Founded 1910
Founder(s) H.F.S. Morgan
Headquarters Malvern, England
Key people Executive Chairmen:
H.F.S. Morgan(1910–1959)
Peter Morgan (1959–2003)
Alan Garnett (2003—2006)

Managing Directors:
Charles Morgan (1999—2003 & 2006– )
Tim Whitworth (2006– )
Steve Morris (2006– )
Mathew Parkin (2006–2010)
Products Motor cars
Revenue Estimated £27 million (UK Companies House 2009 Financials)
Employees 163 (UK Companies House 2009 Financials)
Website Morgan-Motor.co.uk

The Morgan Motor Company is a British motor car manufacturer. The company was founded in 1910 by Harry Frederick Stanley Morgan, generally known as "HFS" and was run by him until he died, aged 77, in 1959.[1] Peter Morgan, son of H.F.S., ran the company until a few years before his death in 2003. The company is currently run by Charles Morgan, the son of Peter Morgan.

Morgan is based in Malvern Link, an area of Malvern, Worcestershire and employs 163 people. Morgan produced 640 cars in 2007. All the cars are assembled by hand. The waiting list for a car is approximately one to two years, although it has been as high as ten years in the past.

The visitor centre and museum feature a guided tour of the factory and exhibits about the company's history from Edwardian times until the present day, developments in automobile technology, and a display of automobiles.

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2011 Morgan Threewheeler, Geneva Motor Show, 2011
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Morgan Aero 1926
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Morgan Aero 8
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Morgan Plus4 Drophead 1963

2011 Morgan Threewheeler

The Morgan Motor Company announced that they would launch the '3 Wheeler' in 2011[2][3][4][5] at the Geneva Motor Show.[3][4] The Threewheeler was initially said to have a Harley-Davidson Screaming Eagle V-twin engine and a Mazda 5-speed manual transmission,[2][3][4][5][6] and was estimated to deliver 100 horsepower (75 kW)[2][4][5][6] at the rear wheel.[5][6] However, the prototype that was shown at Geneva had a S&S engine. Production three-wheelers will have S&S engines.[7][8] With a kerb weight estimated to be less than 500 kilograms (1,102 lb),[2][3][4][6] the acceleration from zero to 60 miles per hour (97 km/h) is estimated by Morgan to occur in 4.5 seconds, with a top speed of 115 miles per hour (185 km/h).[2][3][4][5][6] The three-wheeler is to be homologated as a motorcycle in the United States.[2][6] 550 deposits have been taken since the announcement in 2010. Customer deliveries are expected to begin in 2013.

References

  1. "Sixty years old and thriving". Motor: pages 28–31. date 30 May 1970. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "2011 Morgan Threewheeler". Edmunds Inside Line (Edmunds Inc.). Nov 4, 2010. http://www.insideline.com/morgan/2011-morgan-threewheeler.html. Retrieved Feb 19, 2011. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Harrison, Sarah-Jayne (3 November 2010). "Morgan Threewheeler (2011) first official pictures". Car Magazine (Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, UK: Bauer Media). http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/News/Search-Results/First-Official-Pictures/Morgan-going-back-to-their-roots/. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Phillips, Tom (04 November 2010). "Morgan revives the Threewheeler". Auto Express (London: Dennis Publishing). http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoexpressnews/259048/morgan_revives_the_threewheeler.html. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Constant, Brad (11/03/2010). "Morgan Threewheeler returns after 58-year break". Autoweek (Detroit, MI, USA: Crain Communications). http://www.autoweek.com/article/20101103/CARNEWS/101109946. Retrieved 02/19/2011. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Miersma, Seyth (November 3, 2010). "First Look: 2011 Morgan Threewheeler". Winding Road (Ypsilanti, MI, USA). http://www.windingroad.com/articles/news/first-look-2011-morgan-threewheeler/. Retrieved February 19, 2011. 
  7. Garrett, Jerry (2011-02-25). "Geneva Auto Show: Morgan 3 Wheeler". The New York Times (The New York Times). http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/25/geneva-auto-show-morgan-3-wheeler/. Retrieved 2011-03-04. "It is powered by a 115-horsepower V-twin motorcycle engine built by S & S, the same company that builds motors for so-called Harley clone choppers, and is closely based on late-model Harley-Davidson power plants." 
  8. Berkowitz, Justin (March 2011). "Morgan 3-Wheeler - Auto Shows". Car and Driver (Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S.). http://www.caranddriver.com/news/car/11q1/morgan_3-wheeler-auto_shows. Retrieved 2011-03-04. "This S&S-supplied powerplant is a bit more modern, though: It produces 115 hp, is fuel-injected, and is mated to a Mazda-sourced five-speed gearbox." 

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