Triumph Acclaim

Last Edit: 28/03/2020

You can see Corgi trying to get back to their roots here, looking for a classic British marque, Triumph, and adding new and innovative features, steering controlled by pressing the door mirrors, but the world has moved on.

The Triumph Acclaim was the last Triumph ever made and is just a rebadged Honda Ballade, designed to help the Japanese car maker beat the UK import quotas by having it made here. It was actually a very good car - but it was never really a Triumph. And kids don't want traditional die-casts any more. The Look and Learn / Eagle comic generation (mine) whose heroes were engineers have grown up and the new kids want electronic games or cars that run on tracks like Hot Wheels.

Too late.

The Acclaim was introduced in October 1981 in metallic blue and metallic green. A year on Corgi released a new version of the Acclaim, reprising the Austin Cambridge driving school car of twenty years earlier, once again with steering. The new feature was a removable steering wheel you poked through a hole in the roof, this car is also seen in red. Both versions were still in production at the time of the brand crash in 1983

 

 
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Corgi 276; Triumph Acclaim; Blue Metallic

Corgi Toys 276; Triumph Acclaim; Driving School; Red Corgi 277; Triumph Acclaim Driving School; Yellow
Corgi 276; Triumph Acclaim; Green Metallic Corgi 276; Triumph Acclaim; Cream Corgi 276; Triumph Acclaim; Blue Metallic Corgi Toys 276; Triumph Acclaim; Driving School; Red

Corgi 277; Triumph Acclaim Driving School; Yellow

 


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