The car you see here was one of the original Alpine A110s that contested and ultimately won the inaugural World Rally Championship (WRC) for constructors in 1973. As with many rally cars of the era this vehicle, known by its original registration number of 9846HL76, had an incredibly hard life on the rally stages and hillclimbs of Europe.
After the 1973 WRC season the car was sold into the hands of a privateer racer and over the course of the 1970s it would change hands a few more times, with each new owner modifying the car slightly to better suit their needs. Eventually 9846HL76 completely disappeared and was though lost – these cars had far less value than they do today and it wasn’t uncommon for them to be scrapped, parted out, or just dumped.
The Morgan EVS Junior is a 3-wheeler for kids based on the design of the full-scale Morgan EV3 that was announced in 2016.
When the EVS Junior first went on sale it did raise a few eyebrows due to the $8,250 USD starting price. However it makes a lot more sense when you consider that it has a carbon fibre body, a hand-stitched leather interior, working suspension, a 10 mile range with a top speed of 10 mph (in forwards and reverse), and of course – it’s all made by Morgan’s artisan workers.
This article was written by Thomas Jeukens of TOMA Customs – When possible we like to bring you the story of a bike in the words of the people that built it to cut out the middle man and give unfettered insight into their methods and thinking.
This project – TOMA #21 – was born from our encounter with Charles.
Charles lives in front of our workshop, he’s a talented rugby player and his project to customize his bike starts from a dream. When he came to us, he didn’t yet have his license nor his motorcycle. But all this was soon to come true.