When Triumph designed the TR7, they intended to include a fastback coupé code-named 'Lynx'. The Lynx concept ran behind TR7 - launched in 1975 – and this car is the sole survivor of 18 prototypes.
The Lynx had a lengthened wheelbase to fit rear seats and the TR7 side panels were restyled. It had the Rover V8 engine and this particular car has Lucas electronic fuel injection.
The Lynx was seen as a successor to the Triumph Stag - discontinued in 1977. As the 1970s drew to a close, BL came to the conclusion that they should withdraw from sports cars and the Lynx was shelved. Some elements re-emerged however in the Triumph 'Broadside' project of 1979/80.