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1937 Morgan Super Sport

H.F.S. Morgan's three-wheeled cyclecar had an excellent power-to-weight ratio, which enabled it to outperform its larger four-wheeled counterparts. Morgan drove an example in the 1911 London-Exeter-London Reliability Trial where he was rewarded with a Gold Medal, followed by victory in the inaugural cycle car race at Brooklands the following year, with Harry Martin taking the checkered flag three minutes ahead of the field. Following this competition success, a road-going spin-off Grand Prix model followed in 1914. Immediately following World War I came the first Aero sports model, inspired by the Grand Prix. Additional technological developments followed, including the fitting of front brakes (operated by hand lever) from 1924 and the adoption of a new chassis – the M-type – on the new Super Sports model in 1928. This new chassis was 2.5-inches lower than its predecessor and in this guise, helped Morgans gain success at the New Cycle car Club's meeting at Brooklands later that year.

In 1931, rising competition from small sports cars forced the adoption of a conventional three-speed-and-reverse gearbox. A more refined version called the F4 followed, with 8 horsepower Ford Model y four-cylinder power units appearing soon after, later forming the basis of the first four-wheeled Morgan.

From the mid-1930s forward, Morgan's three-wheelers were powered by Matchless V-twin engines in preference to those from JAP.


by Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2019

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More than a motorcycle and not quite a car, the Morgan is the best known and the finest of the British 3-wheelers. Morgans were popular during the 1930s 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....
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Related Reading : Morgan F-Series History

H.F.S. Morgan created a three-wheeled runabout with seating for one in 1909. Morgan created the vehicle for his own personal use and to meet his needs. Interest in the little vehicle soon spread and requests were made to produce more examples. After patenting his designs, production commenced. The early examples were mostly powered by a single-cylinder engine a twin-cylinder version soon followed.....
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1937 Vehicle Profiles

1937 Morgan Super Sport vehicle information

Roadster

The Morgan Motor Company had been making three-wheelers for nearly 30 years when this Sports Two Seater was delivered to the Morgan dealer, Arthur Maskell. Often classes as motorcycles, these cars were competitively priced and sold all over the world....[continue reading]

1937 Morgan Super Sport vehicle information

Roadster

Henry Frederick Stanley (H.F.S.) Morgan first started manufacturing three-wheeled light cars in 1909. Production continued until 1949, after the advent of his four wheel sports cars in 1936. The three-wheeler offered sports car performance with more ....[continue reading]

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