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Richard McKie
New member from Conrad, MO, USA   USA
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Spitfire IV vs Spitfire 1500
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Latest post by Doug in Vegas
1500 transmission removal
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Colortune for Steombergs?
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Dash Away Dash Away All
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Latest post by Doug in Vegas
Racing seats for GT6
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New member from Phoenix, USA   USA
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Richard Andrzejczyk
New member from Indianapolis, IN, USA   USA
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Jeryl W
New member from Baton Rouge, LA, USA   USA
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Latest post by cobrapatrol
Getting my 69 Tr6 Verified in CA
Reply in the TR6 Tech Forum, 5h 3m 23s ago
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Latest post by JohnW63
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Refurbished Instruments
Journal post updated in Eric O's Journal   USA
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Latest post by 14GPDJENGINEERING
SCCA trani
Reply in the Motorsports Forum, 5h 27m 1s ago
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What to look for
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Latest post by Lancer1815
76 Tr6 dash
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Baffled sump
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6.2L LS3 into my coupe
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CA Smog Testing
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Another bonnet strut mod
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Brakes Upgrades for a 66 TR4A
Reply in the TR4 & TR4A Forum, 7h 8m 16s ago
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Plug gap
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76 Tr6 hardtop
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Radio Support
Journal post updated in Hazen Wardle's Journal   USA
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A New Triumph Owner
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Apr 21 26th Pensacola British Car Show 311 E Government Street, Pensacola, FL, USA
Apr 21 The Gathering - Triumph Club Of Carolina's Shelton Vineyards, Dobson, NC, USA
Apr 22 Queen's English All British Car Meet and Auto Jumble Woodley Park, 6350 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA, USA
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Apr 28 Uwharrie Mountains British Car Meet 2732 Beecher Chapel Rd, Denton, NC, USA
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Apr 29 21st Annual AutoJumble Montgomery Park, 2701 NW Vaughn St., Portland, OR, USA
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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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