three-wheeler for the not-so-rich."
It sweeps up most
part of a steep, long hill at 30 m.p.h. in top gear, and crests it
at a sturdy 20. It corners with a wrist flick, brakes beautifully on
light foot pressure.
The latest version
of a £1,000 Birmingham-made sports car? Not so. It is a new
three-wheeler from Denham, Bucks, costing £448, purchase tax paid.
It is also a £5-yearly road tax car. It is called the 'Coronet'.
In a week-end test
the newcomer captures for me much of the former three-wheeled
Morgan's charm, with car-type springing and a reverse gear thrown
There are other
differences between this model and a normal car. The petrol tank is
under the bonnet. The engine is in the luggage boot, flanked by
ledges to carry suitcases. So who says British brains are behind in
"Three's Company in the Coronet!"
The Makers have
aimed at quality and comfort ... The Coronet has an attractive
plastic body with a well designed hood.
Comes The Coronet!"
impression gained was that this luxury model, while in the higher
price bracket, should have no difficulty in finding firm
entrenchment in the affections of those who seek a sports
three-wheeler and are prepared to pay for good looks and snappy