The Castle Three Motor Co. made a name for itself in the late 1910s and early 1920s as the primary competitor for The Morgan Motor Co. in the 3-wheeled car category.
Castle Three produced advanced 3-wheelers powered by 4-cylinder, water-cooled engines – as they were classed as “Cyclecars” they were much cheaper to run due to the fact that they were classified as motorcycles rather than automobiles.
With the hugely successful reintroduction of the Morgan Three-Wheeler in 2011, it was only a matter of time before someone came along who felt they could improve on the design. After test driving a new Morgan, Brad Hoy was the man who felt he could do better – he set to work planning out the basic design, employing motorcycle designer Charlie Purvis and bringing on GTME Engineering as the official constructor of the final design. The choice of engine is still undecided however it’s highly likely that it’ll be an air-cooled V-Twin mounted upfront between the headlights.
Unlike Morgan, The Castle Three Motor Co. is offering the general public the ability to buy shares in the company – shareholders both small and large are encouraged and you can learn more here. As of the time of writing there’s no official launch date, but for updates you can keep an eye on Castle Three news here.
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