Ipswich Transport Museum
Preserving the transport heritage of Ipswich since 1965, and now supported by the Friends of the Ipswich Transport Museum. The Ipswich Transport Museum is a Registered Charity No. 276626 and an Accredited Museum, number RD890.
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Trident Clipper Car
Trident Cars
Registration:VRT 589S
Acquired by the Museum:2006
Current State:As acquired
Trident cars were manufactured in Ipswich during the period of 1966 to 1976, with the company finally disappearing in 1978. During that period about 130 cars were produced, to three different designs - Clipper, Venturer and Tycoon. All the models were produced to the same basic design, using essentially the same body moulds. The Trident had originally been designed by Fisorre of Italy for TVR, but never made it past the prototype stage.

Over the years, the cars were built on several different chassis's, including standard Austin Healey 3000 and a lengthened version of the TR6 chassis. Engines came from a variety of manufactures aswell, including Ford and Triumph. The Museums vehicle is fitted with a 360 cu. in. American V8 engine, and is believed to be one of the last two Tridents made. It is left hand drive.

A full history of Trident cars can be found on the Trident Car Club website.

This car was donated to the Museum by Lesley Last, daughter of the late owner of Trident Cars.