It’s impossible not to love the Morgan three wheeler’s retro styling, but we can’t help but wonder what a futuristic alternative on the same platform would look like. Now, that’s not really Malvern’s bag, but out in the colonies a small Californian company called SUB3 designed and built three examples of the fantastic G1 you see here.

SUB3 G1 3 wheeler - motorpunk (3)

The basic ingredients are surprisingly similar to the Moggy; Tig welded tubular frame, widespread use of wood, a V twin engine and hilarious driving characteristics. The G1 is packaged differently though. It’s 135BHP Suzuki engine is mounted within the bodywork to give it that futuristic blade shaped front end and it only has one (slightly offset) seat to the Morgan’s two. It has a 6 speed sequential gearbox and chain driven 18” rear wheel. There’s no reverse, so park it on a hill, or push it. It only weighs 330Kg anyway. There’s no kit-car shoddiness, either, look at the build thread on SUB3’s website and you’ll see excellent attention to detail, but – is it just us or are the front tyres on back to front in these pics?

SUB3 G1 3 wheeler - motorpunk (8)

We’re desperate to try one on the road ourselves. Sadly, there’s no reply from SUB3 and their website is long dormant. We understand one of the three examples they built ended up in blighty somewhere. We’d love a futuristic G1 one in the MotorPunk garage alongside a retro Morgan 3 Wheeler. If you know where one is, please drop us a line!

Pics courtesy of SUB3 (please get back to us if you’re reading this, chaps!)

About The Author

Rich Duisberg

Rich's drivel regularly appears in Practical Performance Car and GT Porsche magazines. He has also written for Classic & Sportscar, MogMag, Classic Performance and Retro, Banzai, Evo, and Modern Mini. He also did a book no-one bought. His hungover fizzog also often appears on CBS’s Carfection channel enthusing about historic motoring. Le Mans winner Derek Bell once refused to get in Rich's Morgan Three Wheeler with him at the wheel. Currently amongst the detritus in his garage is a 1972 Fiat 500 Abarth, a fat BMW and a Lotus Elise. Previous machinery includes a Porsche 968, an Alfa GTV V6 and a dreadful Sinclair C5. He also owns a vintage Royal Enfield pushbike.

5 Responses

  1. Sense

    the front wheels are run in reverse as on morgans because he braking loads are higher than any forward loading.

    • Rich Duisberg
      Rich Duisberg

      Drop us a line please! (Typist (at) motorpunk dot , We’d love to know more.


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