The 1300 was a vitally important car for Triumph.
It is clear from the number of attempts to get the styling right that the company wasn’t taking any chances – and Michelotti obliged by producing a fantastic looking product.
Michelotti styling sketches
Thanks to Ian Nicholls and Graham Arnold for the pictures
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