Triumph

Marques : Triumph Story, part two

Marques : Triumph Story, part two

Triumph: the winner that never was THE Triumph car company, like Rover, was a genuine British success story of the 1960s. From the low-point of being declared bankrupt in 1939 – and being picked up by Standard in 1945, the Triumph name had forged ahead. So much so, that from 1959 onwards all new Standards […]

News : New Michelotti Triumph photos unearthed

News : New Michelotti Triumph photos unearthed

Keith Adams Fascinating new images of the Triumph 2000 Innsbruck project have been unearthed by AROnline reader Alexander Glorieux. The photographs show styling sketches for the facelifted Triumph 2000, as well as a full-sized mock-up, which shows some interesting styling variations from the final, definitive production version. Alexander said: ‘I have a couple of photo negatives […]

Around the world : Autocars of Israel

Around the world : Autocars of Israel

Like Sipani in India, Autocars Co Ltd was set up with the help of Reliant, built a range of fibreglass-bodied cars of dubious quality, and would later become involved with the BMC>Rover empire. However, that involvement would produce some rather more interesting machinery than a CKD Montego… A potted history Founded in the mid-1950s with […]

Marques : Triumph Story – Part One

Marques : Triumph Story – Part One

Triumph’s history was an interesting one but, following bankruptcy on the eve of World War II, it was left to The Standard Motor Company to pick up the baton and shape Triumph’s brave new world… A potted history Triumph was a relatively late entry into the arena in 1923, but the company had been a […]

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Our Cars : Richard Truett’s Triumph Stag – Part 3

Our Cars : Richard Truett’s Triumph Stag – Part 3

Richard Truett Not long ago, I leaned over the wing, looked into the Stag’s engine bay and all I saw was an abyss. Nothing fit. Nothing worked. Nothing lined up. Installing the proven and reliable Triumph 2.5-litre six into the Stag was the easy part of my summer Stag project. And it is where my […]

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Our Cars : Richard Truett’s Triumph Stag – Part 1

Our Cars : Richard Truett’s Triumph Stag – Part 1

My Summer of Stag: Confronting The Fear The freshly painted black 1973 Triumph Stag standing in front of me is taken so far apart that it’s making me nervous. In my 35 years of restoring classic cars, I have never owned one so disassembled. Right now, the Stag is little more than a just a […]

Drive Story : Triumph TR8 across America

Drive Story : Triumph TR8 across America

Florida red eye Richard Truett I’m on the verge of being sacked at work. It’s just days from my 52nd birthday and I’m getting married in less than three months. There’s really only one thing that will help me sort all this: a solo road trip in my 1981 Triumph TR8. Long, lonely hours behind the wheel […]

Tickford’s Triumph : 1982 Stag upgrade

Tickford’s Triumph : 1982 Stag upgrade

David Richard Nener Tickford was asked in 1982 to upgrade a Black 1975 Triumph Stag for a customer, and it is the only one they fully did. He wanted it more luxurious and eye catching together with faster and more aggressive looking. The engine was suitably modified and a less restrictive Stainless exhaust fitted. The […]

Tested : TR7 vs Beta vs X1/9 vs Alfasud Sprint

Tested : TR7 vs Beta vs X1/9 vs Alfasud Sprint

Seven of the best The Triumph TR7 was misunderstood when new and lacked a certain something, but has since emerged as one of the classic car industry’s most enduring starter cars. But Keith Adams wonders if cheap parts and simple mechanics are enough to make the TR7 a better bet than the vivacious Italian opposition… […]

By October 20, 2012 39 Comments Read More →
Unsung Heroes : Triumph Acclaim

Unsung Heroes : Triumph Acclaim

Billed as the car that was totally equipped to Triumph, the Acclaim was really the marque’s last chance saloon. And in the end, the Acclaim failed to bolster Triumph enough after its launch in 1981 to save it from oblivion. And as Keith Adams explains, it was through no fault of its own. The end […]

News : It was 30 years ago…

News : It was 30 years ago…

Keith Adams The final Triumph TR sports car rolled off the line at Solihull exactly 30 years ago this week. It’s difficult to believe that one of the UK’s most influential sporting lines has been out of production now for some three decades – especially considering its enduring popularity, but when that final TR7 emerged […]

By October 14, 2011 27 Comments Read More →

Police cars : Triumph

Like their counterparts Rover, Triumph had long been suppliers of cars to the Police, ableit less prodigiously, for many years prior to the 1968 merger. Here we see a couple of models that were still in demand during the 1970s. Triumph Dolomite A Triumph Dolomite of the West Yorkshire Force. Triumph 2000/2500 A Metropolitan Police […]

By September 25, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Concepts and prototypes : Triumph Fury

Concepts and prototypes : Triumph Fury

THE Triumph Fury was a little more than a motorshow crowd pleaser – it was a hint at what Triumph could really achieve with its sports car range during the Sixties. ROBERT LEITCH put together this story for the website, explaining how the Fury came about… Fury: an E-type for the masses AN article by […]

By September 3, 2011 11 Comments Read More →
Gallery : Standard Gazel

Gallery : Standard Gazel

The Gazel was designed in India and engineered to use a mixture of entirely indigenous parts. This Mark II Gazel demonstrates the array of styling differences (by Nasir Hussein) that distinguish it from the earlier Herald. There were many engineering differences too, not least the use of the Toledo live rear axle. Top photo courtesy […]

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Gallery : Standard Herald

Gallery : Standard Herald

The Herald appeared on the Indian market in 1961 to replace the Standard Pennant. It went on to enjoy a long life and went through a couple of changes during it’s life. This Mark I Herald shows the use of Standard Ensign badges and Pennant hubcaps (Photograph by Mike Long) This Mark II Herald shows […]

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The cars : Triumph 2000/2500 development history

The cars : Triumph 2000/2500 development history

Triumph’s early 1960s future looked far from assured, but thanks to the launch of the Herald in 1959, it looked a whole lot brigher than once-dominant Standard’s. So it’s no surprise that when the company formulated plans to replace the full-sized Vanguard range, it would feature Triumph signature Michelotti styling, and that all important matching […]

Connections : Reliant

Based at Tamworth in Staffordshire, Reliant built its business by producing economy-minded three-wheeled microcars that could be driven on a motorcyle licence. The origins of the sub-1000cc engine – which has been used in various forms by Reliant’s small cars throughout the company’s history – can be traced back to the Mini’s illustrious forebear, the […]

By August 25, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
People : Harry Webster on the Triumph 1300

People : Harry Webster on the Triumph 1300

Autocar 18 February 1966 Triumph 1300 Harry Webster Talks To Ronald Barker About Its Background And Evolution Ronald Barker – My first question, Mr Webster, is when did you initiate the 1300 project? Harry Webster – About three years ago, I suppose – anyhow, some time after the Leyland takeover. Ronald Barker – So this […]

By August 20, 2011 4 Comments Read More →
The cars : Triumph TR7/TR8

The cars : Triumph TR7/TR8

The last of a great Triumph line – although few would have believed it to be, when designing this important car back in the optimistic days of the early 1970s. The TR7 looked like nothing else on the road, but couldn’t match the show with enough go… but despite that, it went on to outlive […]

Triumph TR8 EFi

Triumph TR8 EFi

We all know that the TR7 and TR8 had years of development potential ahead of them, and yet, due to the company’s continual retrenchment, the car was put out to pasture far too early in 1981. Richard Truett, AROnline’s man in the USA, feels the same, and to prove the point, has created an EFi […]

Sheaffer TRZ

Buy the pen, win the car… When pen company Sheaffer launched a stylish new ball pen called the TRZ in 1981, they spotted an opportunity to use the similarly named TR7 to promote it. Thus, the Triumph TRZ was created. Externally, the car announced itself with bold “Sheaffer” and “TRZ” graphics on the bonnet, boot […]