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Core plug question
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1500 Rod Weight
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5 Speed Conversion
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TR 7 rear spoiler
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TR Radiators
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Steering rack problems
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How to front coilovers
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Turn signal volume
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Classic Le Mans 2018
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1958 Triumph TR3A
Registry updated by Laurent HOUSSAYE
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"Leyland"
Willam S
New member from Phoenix, USA   USA
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1980 TR7 Spider seat belt buzzer
Reply in the TR7 & TR8 Forum, 5h 58m 25s ago
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TR 6 question..
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TR3A water pump questions
Reply in the TR2 & TR3 Forum, 8h 49m 8s ago
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Ancaster British car show
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1958 Triumph TR3A "Lumpy"
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New member from LITTLETON, CO, USA   USA
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Janet H
New member from Hastings, New Zealand   NZL
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Don McKinney
New member from Vallejo, CA, USA   USA
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1960 Triumph TR3A
Registry created by Hd Elliott
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Lets Play Catchup
Journal new comment on Steve Lembree's Journal   USA
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1964 Triumph TR5 "GTR5"
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1970 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "Lil' Red Fox"
Registry updated by Doug Walls
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Queen's English Show
Journal new comment on Jim Harris's Journal   Gold Member USA
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Refurbished Instruments
Journal new comment on Eric O's Journal   USA
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Radio Support
Journal new comment on Hazen Wardle's Journal   USA
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SU Fuel Pump Troubleshooting Guide
Article new comment or rating by Dave DuBois   Gold Member USA
Sat April 27, 2013
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Awakening a Sleeping MG
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Sun May 8, 2011
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BMC/BL Paint Codes and Colors
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Sun April 2, 2006
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Leather Care for Classic Cars
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Tue January 31, 2012
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Apr 28 Raaaf British Cars and Bikes Hippodrome des Flandres, Marcq-en-Baroeul, Nord, France
Apr 28 Uwharrie Mountains British Car Meet 2732 Beecher Chapel Rd, Denton, NC, USA
Apr 29 Britain on the Green 10709 Gunston Road, Lorton, VA, USA
Apr 29 21st Annual AutoJumble Montgomery Park, 2701 NW Vaughn St., Portland, OR, USA
May 05 Spring British Motoring Tour Comfort Lane, Dartmouth, MA, USA
May 12 Springtime in the Smokies Talley Ho Inn, Townsend, TN, USA
May 13 Donna's Cruise Upper Centenial Parkway at Mud St., Hamilton, ON, Canada
May 19 Triangle British Classic Car Show 350 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC, USA
May 19 All British Field Meet VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver, BC, Canada
May 20 UBSCC Car Show & Swap Meet Dixon Fairgrounds, Dixon, CA, USA
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Spitfire 1500   8
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TR7 Drophead   5
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Spitfire 4 (MkI)   2
TR7   2
TR8   2
GT6+ (MkII)   2
GT6   1
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TR4   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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