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.
|Acquired by the Museum:||2006|
|Current State:||As acquired|
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
This car was donated to the Museum by Lesley Last, daughter of the late
owner of Trident Cars.