Based in Woodbridge theTrident Cars Ltd lauched their first Trident Clipper Convertible prototype at the Racing Car Show at Olympia in London in January. It is based on a prototype TVR Trident which had attractive two seater coupe steel and aluminium bodywork by Trevor Frost and built in Italy by Carrozzeria Fissore.
Due to a financial crisis at the TVR company, the project passed instead to one of their dealers, W.J. (Bill) Last, who created a separate Trident Cars Ltd to manufacture it using the premises previously used by him for making the Peel Viking Sport. The cars are fitted with Ford 4.7 litre V8 in a chassis that is very similar to the one used on the Austin-Healey 3000 and has similar styling to the TVR prototypes, but are made of fibreglass instead.