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1968-1977 TRIDENT Clipper specifications


The Trident Clipper is one of those fascinating British nearly-cars that could have conquered the world. It started life as a TVR prototype, but when the Blackpool company was declared bankrupt, the Fissore-styled Clipper was picked up by Suffolk company Trident. With Detroit muscle under the bonnet, it was blindingly quick, but sales were notably elusive. A late attempt to make it more appealing resulted in Ford V6 power and a new name Venturer – that also failed to find popularity. In the end, the fuel crisis killed it, with less than 150 of all types built.

Production

  • Production:
    135
  • Price at launch:
    £2,400
  • Price (excellent)
    £25,000
  • Price (good):
    £15,000
  • Price (average):
    £8,000
  • Price (project):
    £5,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    5.0secs
  • Top speed:
    145.0mph
  • Power:
    270.0bhp
  • Torque:
    312.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V8
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and glassfibre body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4191mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2362mm
  • Width:
    1727mm
  • Height:
    1245mm
  • Weight:
    1200kgs

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