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Latest post by TinDrum
Wiring diagram
Reply in the Spitfire & GT6 Forum, 5m 25s ago
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Latest post by john283
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Latest post by grubscrew
Finding first gear
Reply in the Spitfire & GT6 Forum, 37m 52s ago
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Latest post by Bpt70gt
Oldest known surviving TR250
Reply in the TR5 & TR250 Forum, 1h 8m 53s ago
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Latest post by rjc157
TR6 HVDA conversion
Reply in the TR6 Tech Forum, 2h 21m 36s ago
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Latest post by anteak
1958 Triumph TR3A
Registry updated by Haluk Taysi   Silver Member
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Latest post by TR3driver
TR4 Brake Master Cyliner
Reply in the TR4 & TR4A Forum, 3h 42m 10s ago
New topic by lmfth
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Differential - for which car??
New topic in the Odds & Ends Forum, 4h 45s ago
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Latest post by kin74
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Latest post by Doug in Vegas
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Latest post by j007
Front transmission seal
Reply in the TR6 Tech Forum, 6h 22m 2s ago
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Latest post by Doug in Vegas
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Latest post by mart06
clutch master cylinder
Reply in the TR6 Tech Forum, 7h 22m 18s ago
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Latest post by sbs
Tr7 antenna wire
Reply in the TR7 & TR8 Forum, 7h 56m 37s ago
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Latest post by CJD
Reply in the TR2 & TR3 Forum, 8h 35m 20s ago
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Latest post by Greg1835
Carpet set giving fits
Reply in the Spitfire & GT6 Forum, 8h 43m 3s ago
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Latest post by Wolfpack
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Latest post by Yellowhawk Valley
Lighting switch
Reply in the Spitfire & GT6 Forum, 9h 32m 19s ago
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Latest post by Voda2000
TSI 275-4 Cam Timing
Reply in the Spitfire & GT6 Forum, 10h 43m 4s ago
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Latest post by Spity
Heat Shield installed
Reply in the Spitfire & GT6 Forum, 10h 47m 8s ago
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Latest post by 79bluespit
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Latest post by 79bluespit
Is Hagerty right?
Reply in the Spitfire & GT6 Forum, 11h 6m 53s ago
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Latest post by MGB777
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Latest post by YankeeTR5
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1979 Triumph Spitfire 1500
Registry created by Kevin P
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Charles Estill
New member from Corvallis, OR, USA   USA
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Christopher I
New member from Durham, NC, USA   USA
1972 Triumph Spitfire MkIV
Registry updated by Sam P
"champ pilot"
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Brian Walker
New member from Falcon, CO, USA   USA
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Bob Bailey
New member from Hudson, WI, USA   USA
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1970 Triumph TR6
Registry created by Erik Sørensen
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1980 Triumph TR8
Registry created by Erik Sørensen
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Sat April 27, 2013
TRExp Library
Awakening a Sleeping MG
Article new comment or rating by Tony Barnhill   USA
Sun April 2, 2006
TRExp Library
Mounting Tires the DIY Way
Article new comment or rating by Skye Nott   Webmaster CAN
Thu May 13, 2010
TRExp Library
Bleeding The Hydraulic Clutch System
Article new comment or rating by Mike Maddux   USA
Wed June 13, 2012
TRExp Library
Servicing The Lucas Wiper Switch
Article new comment or rating by Wray Lemke   Gold Member USA
Thu February 6, 2014
TRExp Library
SU Fuel Pump Troubleshooting Guide
Article new comment or rating by Dave DuBois   Gold Member USA

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Jul 21 Cold Lake Air Show & Classic Cars Four Wing Cold Lake, Air Force Base, Cold Lake, AB, Canada
Jul 21 Just Track It at Road Atlanta Road Atlanta, Braselton, GA, USA
Jul 28 BCNH Show of Dreams Hills House, 211 Derry Rd, Hudson, NH, USA
Jul 28 Brits In Hudson Western Reserve Academy, Hudson, OH, USA
Jul 28 British Motorfest Saratoga Automobile Museum, 110 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY, USA
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Aug 04 Heartland British AutoFest Iowa River Levee, Le Claire, IA, USA
Aug 12 Saffron Walden Motor Show The Common, Saffron Walden, Essex, UK
Aug 25 Return of the British 1331 Rugby Parkway, Rugby, TN, USA
Aug 25 Just Track It at Atlanta Motorsports Park Atlanta Motorsports Park, 20 Duck Thurmond Rd, Dawsonville, GA, USA
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Registry Cars For Sale
62 cars for sale in the Registry
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TR6   14
Spitfire 1500   11
TR7   5
TR8   4
Spitfire MkIII   4
TR7 Drophead   3
Spitfire MkIV   3
GT6   2
GT6+ (MkII)   2
Spitfire   2
GT6 MkIII   2
Stag   2
TR4A   1
TR3A   1
1500   1
Spitfire 4 (MkI)   1
1800 Roadster   1
TR4   1
TR250   1
TR3   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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