The two-door sports coupé that thought it was an MPV…
THE Triplex Ten Twenty Special was presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1977 to publicise the firm’s newly-developed type of Superlaminated windscreen. Based around an Alfa Romeo, the car featured wedgy 2-door coupé styling courtesy of Chris Humberstone, with a removable glass roof section for open-top motoring. The sharply-styled front incorporated the retractable headlights that were all-but de rigueur for 1970s exotica.
However, its most unusual feature was reserved for the interior, where six individual seats were laid out in a three-row hexagonal pattern, with the middle pair set further apart than those fore and aft.
At the following year’s British Motor Show, Triplex presented its next special: the Princess-based Ten Twenty Glassback…
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Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...
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