More than a motorcycle and not quite a car, the Morgan is the best known and the finest of the British 3-wheelers. Morgan's were popular during the 1930's in Britain due to a tax advantage that allowed three-wheeled car to be registered as a motorcycle. Low and purposeful, the Morgan Super Sports J.A.P. engine is slung aggressively in front of a beautifully rounded radiator with its single rear wheel almost concealed.
H.F.S. Morgan, founder of the Morgan Motor Company LTD, completed his first 3-wheeler in 1909. The factory continues to produce cars and the waiting period for a new Morgan can be as long as 6 years. The new cars are not three-wheelers, however, as the tax advantage has been significantly reduced, and production of the Super Sports ended in 1952. The hand built cars retain features found on the original 1909 model, such as their famous 'sliding pillar' front suspension and ash wood sub-frames as in this model.
Still favored by vintage racers today, the Morgan Super Sports was much raced in its day. The John Alfred Prestwich (JAP) engine was a favorite of motorcyclists and was used in many fine bikes including the Brough Superiors. In 1930 Mrs. Gwenda Stewert of France drove a similar Morgan Super Sports at a record speed of 115.66 mph, an astonishing and probably terrifying feat.Source - SDAM