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davepilcher Dave P
Fort Worth, Texas, USA   USA
I recently purchased an Ellis and Cook bodied 1936 Triumph Gloria Vitesse 2-Liter Foursome Drophead Coupe. I am a member of the Pre-40 club.
I'm missing all the tools (tool roll, jack, starting handle, tire pump, grease gun). Anyone know a source of these tools? What about User, owner and maintenance manuals?
Dave

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Herald948 Andrew Mace
East Nassau, upstate NY, USA   USA
Dave, unfortunately, I can't help with any of your questions. But I would like to say: a: beautiful car and b: please post more pictures and information! grinning smiley



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davepilcher Dave P
Fort Worth, Texas, USA   USA
Hey Andy. Yes, this is my first Pre-40 car and I love it. She needs some work but I'm very lucky to have her. The back story is she came to the US on the Queen Mary to run in a New York to Montreal rally put on my the Junior Car Club of Great Britain (J.C.C.) in July/Aug 1936. I have not proof yet, but I have verified that the rally occurred and that there were two Triumphs in the rally owned/driven by G.C. Terry, his wife and apparently their two daughters. What I do know, seven cars were built, three are known to exist. This model was probably the most expensive Gloria you could buy having the Vitesse suspension upgrade, the upgraded 6 cylinder 2 liter motor and the Cross & Ellis Drop head Coupe body. About 450 GBP in 1936. Whe appears to be relatively unmolested with only a repaint sometime before 1995 from red to beige/gold. Here are a couple of pictures from a recent show. I plan to rebuild the brakes (much needed) and cleaning her up, but I plan to leave her as she is and enjoy her. She will definitely be at the 2016 VTR National Meet in October in Pottsboro TX.

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Steptoe1950 John L
Kilsyth South, Melbourne, Australia   AUS
Hi Dave,Like Andy I too love your car and appreciate the photos you have posted.I have a lot of original manuals and tech info regarding the Gloria's.I will have a look through my collection and let you know what I have.I am rebuilding the only Vitesse in Australia unfortunately without the original body.It is a matching nos car and I am building a sports body in the style of the Southern Cross models.
John L

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tmeinc1 Dick Birch
Lexington, North Carolina, USA   USA
Try www.thevintagetoolcompany.com. It's a good source for British tools.

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tmeinc1 Dick Birch
Lexington, North Carolina, USA   USA
For the curiosity of it, The Vintage Tool Company does have a spanner for a "30's Triumph Gloria" for sale for 19 pounds. He might know of other sources for the tools.

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davepilcher Dave P
Fort Worth, Texas, USA   USA
Thank you, I'll check it out

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Steptoe1950 John L
Kilsyth South, Melbourne, Australia   AUS
Hi Dave,
Looking through the Prewar car site under parts and accessories they are a number of Triumph tools advertised.
John L

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davepilcher Dave P
Fort Worth, Texas, USA   USA
Thanks, I'll look.

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