One of Sir Michael Edwardes' important moves with BL was to sign an agreement with Honda to co-operate in development and manufacture of cars.
The first result was the Acclaim, launched at Motorfair in 1981. Despite being a very good car, many found its Japanese origins difficult to accept. The Acclaim sold reasonably well, with production figures reaching 133,626 by the time the model was replaced by the Rover 200-series in 1984.
It was to be the final incarnation of the Triumph badge, which has not been used since. This particular car is a top-of-line CD model fitted with the automatic 'Triomatic' gearbox. It is not only the last Acclaim but the last car to carry the Triumph name.