Built in the late 1920S by Griffin, who had a boat shop in San Diego, USA., the Griffin 3-wheeler is primarily believed to have been created to advertise Griffin's boat shop. Featuring a frame that was made of oak, the vehicle was powered by a four-cylinder, air-cooled, motorcycle engine that drove the single rear wheel by chain drive. The Griffin had an opening door at the front that revealed a two-passenger interior.
In the early 1930s, Griffin built a second 3-wheeler that also used an oak construction with a single front door and then a third vehicle that closely resembled the first in design although this now had doors each side and opened up to a 4-seater cabin space. With an overall weight of 975lb the Griffin was said to reach 60mph and with a fuel economy of 50mpg. Griffin's boat shop went out of business in 1938 and no further vehicles are believed to have been made.