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Santa Clara, California
United States

 
 

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1983 Trihawk 3 wheeler (Trihawk)

Last updated Dec 20, 2017  

Photo of a 1983 Trihawk 3 wheeler (Trihawk)

About

The story:
The Trihawk was originally envisioned by Lou Richards, and further design and development was accomplished by a core group of race car engineers including Bob McKee, David Stollery, Dick Kleber and Bill Mozon. The Trihawk was first manufactured in 1982 by Design Lab, Inc. at a facility in Mokena, Illinois. After completing a preproduction run of 10-12 units, manufacturing and sales were moved to a new facility in Dana Point, California under the new moniker of Hawk Vehicles, Inc. where full production began in 1983. Production ceased at the end of 1985, after company interests were purchased by Harley Davidson. During it's 3 year production only 96 units were produced.

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This Trihawk is all original. It has under 27,000 original miles and has been garage kept it's whole life.
It is in very nice original condition and runs, drives, and stops great! NO issues!
It is California titled, registered, and insured (classic car insurance).
It just received new and updated OE poly gas tank and new sending unit along with a brand new OE Weber carburetor.
Includes factory original canvas rag top goes on in just minutes and can be fully-enclosed via optional Side-curtains.
I also have two sets of Original wheels. 2 different styles. 1 set of each style.

Factory Options

The Trihawk is powered by a 4-cylinder, air cooled 1,299cc boxer engine (64hp) that drives the front wheels.
The engine and 5 speed transmission are Citroën GSA.
Suspension components were utilized from the Renault R5 (Le Car) along with the interior seats whereas Honda was the choice for the dash board instrumentation.
Due to it's extremely low center of gravity (11.8") and wide front track (66.0"), the Trihawk was/is capable of attaining upwards of 1G force during skid pad testing, matching the Lamborghini Countach, Corvette, and Porsche of the day.

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