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 MK3 was the final and fully developed version and Much more sorted than the earlier cars.
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 has enjoyed ongoing maintenance and light restoration over the years at several Triumph specialists inc an engine and gearbox rebuild a few thousand miles ago.
There is a good history file including invoices dating back to the 1980s up to recently
She has only had 6 owners the last one for 20 years
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.