1965 TVR Trident Prototype
MAKE + MODEL: TVR Trident Prototype
ENGINE: 289 Cubic Inch V8
CHASSIS NUMBER: LWB107
PAINT: Rosso Alfa
This is the third of three prototype TVR Trident Coupés, designed by Trevor Fiore and hand-built in steel on stretched TVR Griffith 200 chassis by Carrozzeria Fissore of Turin in 1965. It was shown at the Turin Show in November of that year before being sent to TVR Cars, where it was dismantled and stored until 1972. Over the next decade or so it passed through the hands of several optimistic restorers before being acquired by its current owner in 1986 and finally being fully restored back to its original condition by Stirling Moss’s ex racing mechanic, Don Haldenby. This included sourcing a Ford 289 ci V8 engine with 4 barrel Holley carburettor, Borg Warner T10 gearbox and Salisbury Powr-Lok 4HU limited slip differential.
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The car has recently undergone a complete strip down and respray to maintain its concours standard and eligibility for most major concours events. It has previously featured in the Cartier Style et Luxe at the Goodwood Festival Speed and Salon Privé at Blenheim Palace to name a few.
The car’s provenance has recently been verified by the TVR Car Club and more importantly in a letter from the then owner/managing director of TVR Engineering, Martin Lilley, confirming its presence at the Turin motor show in 1965 and its sale from the factory in 1972.
Having only covered 13,000 miles from new and still sporting its original Italian hand-crafted interior this car really is a once in a lifetime chance to own an exceptionally rare and beautiful carrozzeria-bodied car, the world’s only right hand drive TVR Trident Coupé.
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