The Triumph name holds a special place in the
affections of many a classic car enthusiast. It's not hard to see
Car production commenced in 1924, but it was
with the 1927 Triumph Super Seven that the company truly hit its
stride. Models such as the Super 9, the Gloria and the first
Dolomite followed, and Triumph also supplied engines for Jaguar's
After the Second World War, the company was
purchased by The Standard Motor Company and, after producing the
Roadster, Renown and Mayflower, the golden era of Triumph began.
This was when the company thrilled the motoring public with the TR
series of sports cars, the Herald, Spitfire and Vitesse models, the
Dolomite/Toledo range and, of course, the Stag. They followed up
with the 2000 and 2500 family saloons and, in what transpired to be
the marque's swan song, the Acclaim.
Over the years, Triumph produced a car to suit
almost everyone, so there's sure to be one out there to fit your
You can experience the luxurious splendour of
1930s family motoring in a Triumph Gloria Six, or a touch of 1940s
quirkiness with the Triumph Roadster, complete with dickie seat and
extra windscreen. If your passion is for 1950s sports cars (and you
only require two seats), there's little to match the tough
mechanical specification and rugged good looks of the TR2, TR3 and
Move into the 1960s, and there's a bewildering
variety of models to choose from. The Herald and Vitesse offer
compact, four-seat, classic 60s motoring whilst their associated
Spitfire and GT6 models are perfect if you're looking for a small,
two-seat sports car. In addition, there's the Michelotti-designed
beauty of the larger TR4, TR4A, TR5 and TR6 sports cars, not to
mention the medium-sized 1300/1500 saloon range.
From the '60s through to the '70s, the big
6-cylinder 2000 and 2500 saloons and estates can seat five people
in comfort, and offer smooth reminders of great times.
Staying in the 1970s we find the brash
V8-engined Triumph Stag, the Dolomite and Toledo range, Spitfire Mk IV/ GT6 MKIII and
of course, the TR7 and TR8 which take us into the 1980s. Here, the
wonderful Triumph story comes to a close with the Honda-based
As we said, something for everyone!
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BUYING AND OWNING
The toughest part will probably be choosing
from the bewildering range of classic Triumphs available because,
apart from the pre-war cars, there are usually plenty out there.
Dealers, internet sales and auction sites and classic car
publications are all great places to study the market, as are the
various Triumph club sites and magazines.
You can become a proud Triumph owner for as
little as a few hundred pounds, but prices can reach £50,000 for
the very best TR5s. So it all comes down to your budget - as
Spare parts and accessories are widely
available for most post 1952 Triumphs, making them very easy to
live with. And most models are relatively easy to work on, with the
bolt together Herald, Vitesse, Spitfire range being the simplest of
Always look out for corrosion problems and
seek expert advice if you're unsure.
When it comes to insurance, always look for
specialist advice and speak to someone who understands your pride
Call us today on 0800 093 2950 to
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