Liberty Motors of Seattle, Washington, builds and restores some very nice sidecars. The business is the work of Pete Larsen and his wife Patty. Pete is an industrial designer and fabricator and recently started building something a little different, the ACE Cycle Car, a 3 wheeler that looks an awful lot like the old Morgan 3 wheelers, only this one is powered by a Harley Davidson V-twin engine. It looks rather nice from what I can see.
They tried to import a Moto Guzzi powered car from the U.K., (a Triking, perhaps?) without success and decided instead to build their own, powered by a Harley twin cam engine and using modern running gear. The ACE has a TIG welded tube frame, rack and pinion steering, a single sided swingarm in the rear with shaft drive and disc brakes all around. The ACE weighs 950 pounds, has a 10 gallon fuel tank and a top speed of 120 mph.
Projected base price is $34,500.00, less paint and the customer gets to specify a lot of the final details. “Each ACE is built up to order from the standard chassis using the engine of choice and outfitted with the buyer’s selection of wheels, chrome, powder-coat, interior and body colors. ” The end result looks like a fun little car perfect for scooting around some back country roads. I like it.
If a 3 wheeler looks like fun to you, check out their web site, then talk to Pete and tell him what you need.
Link: Liberty Motors
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