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This site is dedicated to the history, preservation and restoration of vintage of Triumph motorcars.  Originally formed as a bicycle manufacturing company in the late 1800's, Triumph began manufacturing motorcycles shortly after the turn of the 20th Century.  In the early 1920's, the Triumph Cycle Company began to build cars based on licensed designs from other companies.  In 1930, the company name was changed to Triumph Motor Company.  By the late 1930's cars were being produced in house at the Coventry, England factory.  In 1936, the cycle and motorcycle division was sold off.  The model of cars produced tended to stylish touring saloons and sedans in the pre-war era.  Manufacturing and sales setbacks attributed to World War II found the company in dire straits and Triumph Motor Company was sold to Standard Motor Company in 1944;  The new Standard-Triumph alliance set out to build cars that could rival and compete with post war Jaguar models.  In 1946, several new models were introduced, most notably the Triumph 1800 roadster that combined a lightweight aluminum body with top down enjoyment and a rumble seat in back.  In the early 1950's executives decided to apply the Standard name to saloon models and the Triumph name to their sports car offerings.  In 1952, the Triumph TR2 was launched and began a proud parade of stylish sports cars that had a 29-year run until Triumph, by then owned by British Leyland, ceased production.  The company was subsequently liquidated and the name sold to BMW, which holds the rights to the marquee to this day.  Sadly, thus far at least, BMW seems to show little interest in resurrecting the Triumph brand as it has the Mini, which is also acquired. 

During the 1950's, the TR2 evolved into the more refined Triumph TR3, though it retained the same basic body style.  The TR4 was a new model entirely.  The TR5, aka TR250 was a short lived model that introduced a six cylinder power plant into the TR line.  In 1969 the very popular Triumph TR6 began selling, followed eventually by the wedge shaped TR7 and eight cylinder TR8.   In 1960, when Leyland Motors bought out Standard -Triumph, a new executive inquired about the little car under a dust sheet in the corner of the design studio.  The Spitfire, nicknamed :"the bomb" had come under design development a year or so before Standard-Triumph sold the company.  "The Bomb" had been all but forgotten.  Designed by Italian Giovanni Michelotti, who had also designed the Ferrari California, The Triumph Herald and also TR4, the Spitfire was given the green light for production and eventually became one of the longest running and best selling models in Triumph sports car history, with over 350,000 vehicles sold, largely to the U.S. market,.  The Spitfire was sold from 1962 through 1981, when the company ceased all operations.  Several improvements were made throughout the years to the Triumph Spitfire, which remains one of the best "bangs for the buck" in British sports car collections.  Relatively easy to restore, this model has attracted a large following.  But with the more powerful 6-cylinder power plant and slightly larger size, the Triumph TR6 remains a popular collector's car and due to the fewer numbers produced, tend to fetch a premium when found in good condition. 

This site is dedicated to the restoration and maintenance of Triumph automobiles, and the owners who devote so much of their time to keep these automotive gems alive into the 21st Century.

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