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Latest post by cmfisher4
I'm almost there!
Reply in the Spitfire & GT6 Forum, 11m 1s ago
1970 Triumph Spitfire "The Other Wiman TOW"
Registry updated by Russell W
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Latest post by Lizzard
New topic by erictr6
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Robbins Everflex Soft Top
New topic in the TR7 & TR8 Forum, 24m 31s ago
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Latest post by Dadsturn
Odd clutch problem
Reply in the Spitfire & GT6 Forum, 42m 35s ago
1974 Triumph TR6 For Sale   USA
Registry updated by Peter Corrigan B
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Latest post by Tonyfixit
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TR 250's
Journal new comment on Scott Shepherd's Journal   USA
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Latest post by darrellwalker
Tr4 a supercharger ??
Reply in the TR4 & TR4A Forum, 1h 1m 2s ago
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Latest post by allzway
New topic by Ghaur
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Problem on rear wheels on GT6
New topic in the Spitfire & GT6 Forum, 1h 22m 20s ago
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Latest post by quikrx
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Latest post by Durkinkj
Reply in the TR6 Tech Forum, 1h 41m 36s ago
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Latest post by sam-i-am
1965 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Sleeper"
Registry new comment or rating
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Latest post by tomster
Reply in the TR4 & TR4A Forum, 2h 5m 20s ago
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Latest post by clshore
Rear axles Uneven
Reply in the Spitfire & GT6 Forum, 2h 8m 44s ago
1973 Triumph TR6
Registry updated by Steve Fox
4 posts
Latest post by poolboy
Brake wanting light on the dash
Reply in the TR6 Tech Forum, 2h 22m 39s ago
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Latest post by clshore
Trans rebuild kits ?
Reply in the Spitfire & GT6 Forum, 2h 25m 46s ago
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Latest post by SpitMan
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Latest post by regnaston
Hot air in the cabin
Reply in the Spitfire & GT6 Forum, 3h 17m 36s ago
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Latest post by BillyB62
476 posts
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Latest post by 65or66
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Latest post by TR8todd
heater core removal
Reply in the TR7 & TR8 Forum, 6h 5m 44s ago
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Latest post by Rhinocharg
1957 Triumph TR3
Registry new comment or rating
35 posts
Latest post by Kiwi64
TR6 Seat Belts
Reply in the TR6 Tech Forum, 8h 49m 35s ago
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Latest post by Tonyfixit
Wolf's Head 20/50W Oil
Reply in the Spitfire & GT6 Forum, 9h 42m 14s ago
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Latest post by Tonyfixit
Brake wanting light
Reply in the Spitfire & GT6 Forum, 10h 40m 57s ago
6 posts
Latest post by Doug in Vegas
Accellerator cable install
Reply in the Spitfire & GT6 Forum, 11h 3m 46s ago
5 posts
Latest post by Doug in Vegas
Noico sound deadener
Reply in the Spitfire & GT6 Forum, 11h 11m 26s ago
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Bruce Kissinger
New member from WATERTOWN, WI, USA   USA
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More Wiring
Journal post updated in Eric O's Journal   USA
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Wiring Up The Dash
Journal new comment on Eric O's Journal   USA
Dave Jones
New member from Brighton, ON, Canada   CAN
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End Float
Journal post updated in Richard Simpson's Journal   GBR
Sat April 27, 2013
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Awakening a Sleeping MG
Article new comment or rating by Tony Barnhill   USA
Sun April 2, 2006
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Mounting Tires the DIY Way
Article new comment or rating by Skye Nott   Webmaster CAN
Thu May 13, 2010
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Bleeding The Hydraulic Clutch System
Article new comment or rating by Mike Maddux   USA
Wed June 13, 2012
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Servicing The Lucas Wiper Switch
Article new comment or rating by Wray Lemke   Gold Member USA
Thu February 6, 2014
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SU Fuel Pump Troubleshooting Guide
Article new comment or rating by Dave DuBois   Gold Member USA

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Jun 19 TRA National Meet Chetola Resort, Blowing Rock, NC, USA
Jun 23 JCSNE's 50th Anniversary Celebration 4 Points Sheraton, Meriden CT, Meriden, CT, USA
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Jul 06 Kastner Cup 2018 Pittsburgh International Race Complex, Beaver, PA, USA
Jul 08 Brits on the Beach Transfer Beach, Ladysmith, BC, Canada
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Spitfire 1500   9
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TR7   5
TR8   4
Spitfire MkIII   4
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TR3A   2
Spitfire 4 (MkI)   2
GT6   2
GT6+ (MkII)   2
Spitfire   1
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TR4   1
Spitfire MkIV   1
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Triumph Information in a Nutshell

From humble beginnings as a bicycle manufacturer, Triumph began building motorcycles in 1902. In 1921 Triumph acquired the Dawson Car Company and began building automobiles beginning with the 1.4L Triumph 10/20. In the 1930s they changed their name to the Triumph Car Company, and spun off the motorcycle division into its own company in 1936. Donald Healey was the Experimental Manager from 1934 until 1939, when T.W. Ward purchased the company and placed Healey in charge as general manager. The company produced several models including the Gloria and the Dolomite during this time.

After WWII, the company merged with the Standard Motor Company to form Standard-Triumph and once again started automobile construction, building one of the most modern car assembly plants in the world in 1959 at Canley for the new Triumph Herald. The Standard-Triumph company was eventually bought in 1960 by Leyland Motors Ltd for the sum of £20 million. The last Triumph model was the Acclaim which was introduced in 1981. Many iconic British sports cars were produced by Triumph in the 1960s and 1970s, including:

  • TR3 (1955-1957), TR3A (1957-1962)
  • TR3B (1961-?) with 2,138cc inline 4 engine and all synchromesh transmission
  • TR4 (1961-1965) with 2,138cc inline 4 engine, roll-up windows, full synchromesh, rack & pinion steering and optional hardtop with integral rollbar.
  • TR4A (1965-1968) an evolution of the TR4, with updated chassis and independant rear suspension (IRS)
  • TR5 (1967-1968) similar to the Michelotti TR4, but featuring a 2.5L straight 6 fuel injected (PI) engine developing ~150bhp that was carried forward into the TR6. Standard equipment included front disc brakes, independent rear suspension, rack and pinion steering and a four speed gearbox.
  • TR250 (1967-1968) identical to the TR5, except fitted with twin Zenith-Stromberg carburettors, delivering 111 bhp (81 kW).
  • TR6 (1969-1976), the iconic TR sports car, with a 2498cc inline six-cylinder engine, carburetted for the US and featuring Lucas mechanical fuel injection for the home market. Featuring a four-speed manual transmission, optional overdrive, independent rear suspension, rack and pinion steering, fifteen inch (381 mm) wheels and tires, pile carpet on floors and trunk/boot, bucket seats, disc brakes front, drum brakes in the rear. Frame construction.
  • Spitfire (1962-1981), a classic and popular two-seater sports car designed by Michelotti that went through 5 revisions during its long run as Triumph's best selling sports car.
  • TR7 (1975-1981) and TR8 (1978-1981) aka the "wedge", with a 1998cc inline 4 and 3528cc V8 respectively, the last cars produced by Triumph.

Please note that this list is not exhaustive – for more information, please visit the Model Information pages.

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