The Trident Clipper is one of those fascinating British nearly-cars that could have conquered the world. It started life as a TVR prototype, but when the Blackpool company was declared bankrupt, the Fissore-styled Clipper was picked up by Suffolk company Trident. With Detroit muscle under the bonnet, it was blindingly quick, but sales were notably elusive. A late attempt to make it more appealing resulted in Ford V6 power and a new name Venturer – that also failed to find popularity. In the end, the fuel crisis killed it, with less than 150 of all types built.