1964 Triumph Fury

The prolific Italian stylist Giovanni Michelotti single-handedly turned around Triumph's fortunes in the 1960s. But unfortunately the company couldn't afford to put many of his great ideas into production, and one of those that didn't make it was the Fury sports car. Conceived to fill a gap between the 1147cc Spitfire and the forthcoming 2.5 litre TR5, it had the 2-litre Standard Vanguard straight-six engine in a monocoque roadster body shell, with independent rear suspension and pop-up headlights (a style Michelotti also proposed for the Spitfire and the TR6 around the same time). Only this one prototype was built, in Michelotti's own carrozzeria in Turin.