Yesterday, Superdry took a trip to the Morgan Motor Company based in Malvern, UK. The factory was buzzing with activity with cars in all stages of construction. Three were being worked on for their debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend, one of them being our own Superdry Morgan three-wheeler!
Let’s give you a quick low-down on the Morgan Company. Harry Morgan built the first car in 1909 with the help of engineering master, William Stephenson-Peach. With its three wheels – two at the front, one at the rear – it was a car/motorbike hybrid, which became renowned for its speed because of its light framework. A unique combination of performance with economy means the three-wheeler can go from 0-60 in 4 seconds with 50 miles to a gallon. Impressive stuff!
The beauty of all Morgan cars is the care and attention behind each production. The oak framing is hand crafted and sanded, the aluminum bodywork is hand-cut and shaped. The details and trims are made according to the buyer’s preferences. One of the leading features about Morgan cars is this bespoke service on each and every vehicle.
With the help of our talented team, the Superdry design was put together focusing on aeronautic influences. A sleek metallic body with the iconic Superdry Japanese text along with distressed, quilted leather interior is what to expect. We managed to catch Richy Baldwin, our graphic designer who was busy hand painting the graphics on the car exterior.
Superdry and Morgan are proud to collaborate on such an exciting project. Two iconic British brands joining forces. Morgan’s exquisite engineering along with Superdry’s skilled design to make the Morgan three-wheeler – Superdry Edition!
Stay tuned for more on the unveiling of the completed car and an interview with Charles Morgan, the grandson of Henry and current owner of the company!