Usually when we cover prototypes their usually exotic or going for the wow factor, but this one’s a little more mundane. Built in 1965 as a styling exercise this is the original “mule”, if you look closer at the pictures below you’ll notice it’s asymmetrical with two different finishes to the rear.
Following being sold to an employee
in 1967 it was taken of the road in 1970 where it stood in either a damp garage
or a garden until it was rescued and fully restored in 2009.
To be honest when I saw it at the
recent Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, I nearly walked past it, I bet a
lot of people did. The finish on it was fantastic and the fact it lasted so
long just goes to show how well this factory prototype, which probably would
never have been seen by the public, had been built by the craftsmen at Triumph.