We're big fans of odd layouts, and this certainly qualifies. The TriHawk had a short run in the early to mid 1980s and offered super-light weight, low center of gravity and eye-catching style. Think Slingshot, but way ahead of its time and with the added bonus of being built in Dana Point, California. Add in a Citroen flat four and we're in heaven.
The seller claims this example has 84K original miles, which is a lot for something that is basically a really cool toy. Apparently, only 96 of these were built and this is number 51. There's also mention of a frame-off restoration and some indication of new parts. The result looks basically new to us, and, despite it's 1980s build, this feels very 70s in gold fiberglass!
Reserve hasn't been met; so we don't know what the seller wants, but this seems like a lot of fun anywhere close to the current $5,300 bid. If it truly runs and drives well and can easily be registered, we think there's still value in a higher bid. Supposedly, it registers as a motorcycle, which make things easy, but may require a helmet (?). That might not be a bad idea, anyway...
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Lodi, CA, USA
$5,300 with 16 bids, reserve not met and 4.5 days to go
It's fair to say nothing looks quite like this, though it has a lowered dune buggy vibe going on, what with all the gold 'glass.
Gold is really just royal brown.
Engine is indeed in front, and bonnet tilts for access.
Here's the head-on view, which few will see, as most rear view mirrors will be aimed too high.
Profile shows side pipe and rear wheel pushed far aft.
Motorcycle much? Luggage rack probably means there's no storage under there.
Interior is sporting and very much car like, though we imagine it's tight.
Machined cluster finish is a cool touch and, again, feels pretty 70s.
Seats appear to offer good lateral support and are in great shape. The seller says the upholstery is new.
Here's the Citroen flat for - a conversation piece in and of itself.
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Extremely Rare 1984 Trihawk Model 304 Sports Car
Number 51 Of 96 Manufactured
Citroen 1299cc Four Cylinder, Air Cooled Opposed Flat Four Engine
Citroen Transaxle, 5 Speed Synchromesh Manual Transmission
Renault Front Wheel Drive Independent Suspension and Rear Trailing Arm
1985 Car and Driver Magazine claimed one of the 10 best cars in Road-ability .87g on skid pad test. (Other independent test show .97g skip pad)
Wide Front Wheel Base and Low Center of Gravity.
Curb Weight with Full Tank of Gas is 1350 lbs.
Mileage reads 84360, Believed Original Miles
California Clean and Clear Title
Call me, Dan at 209-xxx-xxxx with Questions (NO TEXTS)
You are bidding on an Extremely Rare 1984 Trihawk 304 3 Wheeled Convertible Sports Car. This is Number 51 of a total of 96 Manufactured.
This Trihawk Won 1st place in the 2015 65th Annual Sacramento Autorama, February 14-16th at Sacramento Cal Expo and 1st place in 2015 Annual Grand National Roadster Show January 23-25 in Pomona, CA. Show Quality Condition and ready to Show and Drive. Runs and Drives Excellent.
Drivetrain, Accessories and Stock Equipment:
Citroen 1299cc Opposed Four Cylinder Air Cooled Motor developing 67 HP
Citroen Transaxle with 5 Speed Synchromesh Transmission
Renault Independent Front Suspension Front Wheel Drive
Renault Rear Trailing Arm
Restored Bucket Seats and Complete Interior New Upholstery (Original Style)
Original Rechromed Front Bumper
Original Rechromed Rear Bumper
New Original Front Grill
Custom made Chrome Luggage Rack (Mounts through Body Directly to Frame)
Roll Bar Chromed
Piper Cub Windows
Ruspa Aluminum Wheels
JVC Stereo AM/FM
11 Gallon Fuel Cell
Convertible Top and Side Curtains
All Lights, Signals and Wiper in proper working order
Owner can furnish Resto Pictures and Receipts.
Frame Off Restoration
Please look over the Photos and Call me, Dan at 209-xxx-xxxx with Questions (NO TEXTS)
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