1934 Morgan 3 Wheeler

Aero Supersports

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1934
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    40 BHP / 41 PS / 30 kW
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The Morgan Motor Company have been producing vehicles with their unique mix of craftmanship and modern technology for 111 years and still make their cars by hand, including the modern three-wheeler model. The origins of the three-wheeler started out when founder H.F.S. Morgan designed a single seat example for his own personal use back in 1908. This prototype consisted of a tubular steel chassis fitted with a 7 hp Peugeot V twin engine. The outstanding feature of this car was the power to weight ratio which resulted in one of the fastest acceleration times of any car in production at the time.

Since the three-wheeler was classified as a motorcycle due to its drivetrain layout, payment of British Tax was not required for these vehicles which made it a convincing selling point along with the low running costs and maintenance that equaled that of a motorcycle and sidecar. Layout gave good balance and road holding with Morgan three wheelers achieving success in motorsport plus record braking runs at Brooklands, with them having to start a lap behind similar cars at races

The Aero model was introduced in 1920. This was a three-wheeler inspired by Capt. Albert Ball, a fighter pilot who commissioned special streamlined bodywork for his Morgan. He mentioned that driving this car was the closest he got to flying his aero plane. Powerful V twin engines with overhead valves were fitted giving the three wheelers very good performance for the time

In 1927, the Super Aero was introduced with streamlined bodywork with a rounded beetle back. In 1931 a three speed transmission & reverse gearbox with single chain drive was introduced and a new model, a development of the Super Aero, the Aero Supersports was introduced. The Morgan three wheelers started to face difficult competition from cars of similar yet more practical specification such as the Austin Seven and produced their first four wheeled car, the Morgan 4/4 in 1936 which signaled the end of the three-wheeler.

This Example:
This is a 1934 Morgan Three Wheeler Aero Supersports with a 1200cc JAP V twin engine with overhead valves and three speed plus reverse gearbox. It is one of the most desirable Morgan models and we have owned it for the past five years with the previous owner 24 years.

Recent re commissioning has included:

3 x New Avon tyres
Refurbish all rims
Lube axle and bearings
Set and lube chain
Rebuild and set braking system
Re core radiator
Flush and re seal fuel and oil tank
Replace and service all cables
Check and test all electricals
Fit new battery
Re build starter motor
Service Magneto
Secure steering column shaft and re-bush
Re bush lower mounts
Fit oil dripper
Engine rebuilt by Cameron Engineering & Motorsports Ltd in Malvern Worcestershire UK which included the following:

New parts:
1 x Crank and rods assembly
2 x New 86mm pistons
2 x Main bearings
2 x Cam follower roller pins and bushes
2 x Head gaskets
2 x Valves, guides, springs, hardened caps, tappet adjusters and pushrod - complete top end assembly
4 x Valve inserts
1 x External flywheel, flywheel nut and clutch
1 x Carb and float (exchanged for refurbished)
2 x Bore barrel

Strip, replace and rebuild engine
Test run on test bench

This is a rare opportunity to secure an extremely rare collector car of which only a handful exist in South Africa

This Morgan Three Wheeler is available for viewing at the Crossley & Webb showroom in Gardens Cape Town