Supersport Junior Pedal Car
The Aeromax was not the only product of the Morgan Motor
Company to see the light for its Centenary celebrations. For years there had
been a call for a "new three-wheeler". These had led to nothing, as the old
design no longer lives up to modern safety standards.
A clever escape, though, is the 2/3rd scale pedal car for
6 to 13 year olds. It bears a great resemblance to the beetle back Super Sports
cars from the early 1930s.
Many Morgan owners are of the age that they have one
or more grandchildren. What nicer present can a youngster receive from a
Therefore, it is not surprising at all, that the minimum
quantity required to make the project viable (200) was soon reached. A maximum
of 500 will be built. In April 2010, the first production cars were to be
delivered. When you are later in the ordering row, you had to wait till
2011, until it was ready!
When this was written, August 2011, 250 had been built and the last batch of these was awaiting delivery.
Production was postponed for a few months, but will resume in October/ November 2011.
For the collectors among us who don't want to purchase the little three-wheeler itself,
but are otherwise quite keen, there are other things to hunt for. Solely about this car
exist (at least) two variations of sales brochures, counting 6 pages each. One
comes with an ordering card in a plastic triangle, the other one lacks it.
These are cute little cars and like the other limited
edition products of Morgan is a resounding success.
They are built in the traditional Morgan way, with a
wooden body frame and wooden seat supports.
In the visitors' centre literally dozens of finished ones are
lined up to go to their (not always) young customers soon then. It would be lovely if these
young customers later would take the plunge to any of the other Morgan
In November 2010 the production of the three-wheeler pedal
cars was in full swing.
The chassis were brought in by the truck load, body panels
came in from Superform, but the most visible parts that the Morgan Motor Company
worked on themselves were the wooden body frame and the upholstery.
The basic body frame is of long oval shape, the wooden
dashboard has elegant curves, while the seats are the simplicity themselves.
No longer is one man responsible for constructing an
entire wooden body frame, as in former years, but now a stock of equal body
parts is produced in advance, so that they can be taken off the shelf when
Production wise that's very efficient, but for some Morgan
die hards the Morgan has lost part of its charm with this production method.
During 2011 production of the pedal car was stopped temporarily, in order to create production capacity for the new three-wheeler. When this has started flowing, the production for the pedal cars will be resumed.
In mid 2012 this was not yet the case.
People who now want one have to be patient, or have the luck that a second hand example turns up for sale. With so few made, the chances of that are not so big.
Yet AT THIS VERY MOMENT
there is a very interesting example available. People who are seriously interested, are welcome to enquire!