|Triumph needed to create a car that competed with the highly successful MG B GT and so instructed Michelotti to design something beautiful utilising the hardware from the successful Spitfire.
Most car enthusiasts would agree that he pencilled a curvy, pretty car that in many ways was superior to the MG.
The first version was moderately successful and by the time the MK2 was in production in 1969 it was a well sorted and engineered machine with much improved rear suspension design.
The 2 litre six cylinder engine provides good performance for the diminutive coupe and in its day it was named “the poor mans E type”
This example was restored to an amazingly high standard within the past few years and presents perfectly today also winning concours at Triumph club events
There are 3 files full of history inc pre restoration and a full pictorial library of all work.
There is also a Heritage certificate which verifies the original colour of red and engine number etc.
There are only 28 MK2s surviving in the Uk and it is undoubtably far prettier than the high volume MK3
Performance is surprisingly brisk with a very short throw gear change with smooth overdrive on third and fourth and a silky smooth 6 cylinder engine adding to the experience.
I have driven the car for over 100 miles and enjoyed every mile with its go kart style handling and strong engine pulling the car along with perfect reliability.
One of the prettiest value for money 1960s Coupes with Italian styling and far rarer than an MG.
Supplied fully inspected,serviced with a 12 month warranty.