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Triumph 1300 TC 1968
2018 British Autojumble - Waalwijk (NL)

Maybe not special or unusual but pretty much forgotten: the Triumph 1300, the first front wheel drive model presented by this manufacturer. Production started in 1965 and in 1968 a more powerful version was introduced, the 1300 TC (Twin Carburetor). The 1300 models were replaced by the 1500, with larger engine and modified body, in 1970. In 1973 Triumph stopped producing front wheel drive cars altogether, with a redesigned rear wheel drive version along the same lines named the Toledo replacing this line.
For various reasons the front wheel drive Triumphs weren't much loved but still some 150,000 were produced. I wonder how many still remain; this left hand drive version must be a rarity nowadays (apparently there are 3 on the road in the Netherlands, about 30 in the UK and not much more in the rest of Europe).