2010s / 2013 Geneva Motor Show / British / Morgan

Live from the Geneva Motor Show: The Morgan stand

geneva-morgan-three-wheeler-3“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Morgan has taken that formula to heart and offers a lineup that largely consists of roadsters that wouldn’t look out of place in 1940s England. Equipped with chromed exhaust tips, wire wheels and old-fashioned round headlights, these cars have considerably more character than the 21st century batch of retro-styled cars.

The story is a little different under the hood.  There are no carburetors and primitive wiring harnesses to be found because most of Morgan’s roadsters are powered by relatively modern four- and six-cylinder engines pulled out of Ford’s parts bin. More expensive models can be ordered with a BMW-sourced V8.

The firm’s most original model is the three-wheeler, a tiny two-seater that is powered by a motorcycle-derived 2.0-liter air-cooled V-twin engine. It harks back to the earliest days of motoring yet it is fully street-legal, which we imagine is no small feat.

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