Triumph Sports Cars

engine swaps and other performance upgrades, plus "factory" V8s (Stag and TR8)

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88v8
Ivor Duarte
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Trident - a car you've never seen
Posted by: 88v8
Date: June 26, 2020 06:40AM

Is it modified?
Well, a recent owner has done a lot of improvement.

But leaving that aside, thought you might enjoy seeing this beautiful GT, based on a lengthened TR6 chassis.
I'll copy some of the pics and detail into the forum later, but for the moment, just enjoy what must be one of the most handsome cars ever to be put on the road,
[themarket.co.uk]

Trident Clipper (1024x776).jpg

and a picture of a TVR Venturer at Croxley Green in 2008

Trident Venturer smaller.jpg



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dwtr6v8
Don Watson
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Re: Trident - a car you've never seen
Posted by: dwtr6v8
Date: June 27, 2020 03:01PM

It does look more TVR than Triumph, but very good looking. With the V6 or the V8 version it must be a hoot to drive!

I must take the TR6-V8 for a spin now!


JGug1
Jim Guglielmino
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Re: Trident - a car you've never seen
Posted by: JGug1
Date: August 01, 2020 10:53PM

That is fabulous. Truly. If you have any information on the build of the car, I'd like to see it. I have been discussing with Doug Hansen about building a GT. He has a build going on a TR4. You can find a UTube showing it. He uses a MKIII Spitfire top. He mocked up a MKII onto a carcass of a TR6. It looks just as good as this car does, from the side. It doesn't work so well in back because of the longer deck on the TR6. We're looking for a MKIII to mock it on and see what it looks like. I've tried to imagine how we might lengthen the back and cannot. The geometry of the windows is ruined.

Also, while the front looks like a TVR, the rear clearly resembles a TR6.

OK, I Googled it. The car WAS a TVR. Later, it was a separate company. I wonder now, if it really was based on a TR6



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Re: Trident - a car you've never seen
Posted by: lauragorf
Date: July 22, 2021 07:02AM

Wow, this car is absolutely gorgeous! One can understand why classic car enthusiasts believe that older cars are more reliable than more modern models. Compared to newer cars, classic cars were much more simplistic in the design of their engines. However, the general consensus seems to be that modern cars don't break down as often as older ones. According to cararac.com, the decline of car maintenance costs also shows that modern cars are becoming increasingly less problematic. In the United Kingdom, for example, the average cost of maintaining a car declined over the years.



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waterbucket
Philip Waterman
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Re: Trident - a car you've never seen
Posted by: waterbucket
Date: August 29, 2021 08:18AM

You do not see many of those nowadays Ivor. Another of those cars killed off when we joined the Common Market all those years ago. I see a few Gilbern's which was another good looking car, a local handyman had a beautiful estate painted in yellow.
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Laura
They may be more reliable these days but when they go wrong boy do they cost. A friend has an Audi but after spending over a 1000 and three months off the road the garage is still no wiser as to the power steering problem, fortunately he has a works van. My wife has just had a new fuel pressure regulator on her car, total bill just over 500 of which 95 was to hook up and diagnose the problem. The only upside was that the loan car was her first experience of driving a hybrid. My sister had to replace the flywheel on her Volvo (worn ring gear) just under 2000.



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88v8
Ivor Duarte
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Re: Trident - a car you've never seen
Posted by: 88v8
Date: August 30, 2021 05:07AM

Yes, a lovely car. Like the Ferrari 250GT it just looks right.

Indeed, modern cars with their electronics and other superfluous junk can really eat your money.
The fuel pressure reg went on my 74 Land Rover, I diagnosed it by looking at the gauge, and bought a new one for about 60 lol.
And none of our cars has power steering, another piece of superfluous junk that we have managed without for 53 years of driving. OK, leaving aside the Shadow we owned for two years.

I just wish one saw more classic cars on the road.

Ivor


jannhall
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Re: Trident - a car you've never seen
Posted by: jannhall
Date: October 08, 2021 12:34AM

That was indeed a beautiful car, I wonder where they got their wire wheels. It is so difficult to find one these days, I have checked online shops like 4wheelonline but this model is currently unavailable.



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