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Latest post by cobrapatrol
stupid question
Reply in the TR6 Tech Forum, 2m 8s ago
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Tires Are On
Journal new comment on Eric O's Journal   USA
New topic by Our-Two-Stags
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Latest post by Mark Jones
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1971 Triumph GT6 MkIII
Registry updated by Kenneth Wood   Silver Member
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Latest post by sam-i-am
Clutch question
Reply in the TR6 Tech Forum, 34m 59s ago
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Latest post by terryjm1
No accelaration or power
Reply in the TR7 & TR8 Forum, 1h 5m 14s ago
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Latest post by trrdster
Removal of dashboard
Reply in the Spitfire & GT6 Forum, 1h 27m 49s ago
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Latest post by TR8todd
TR7 production data
Reply in the TR7 & TR8 Forum, 1h 54m 8s ago
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Latest post by Jacad
Re-chroming vs Buying New
Reply in the TR2 & TR3 Forum, 2h 10m 36s ago
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Latest post by HowardB
cable choke contactor
Reply in the TR7 & TR8 Forum, 3h 11m 12s ago
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Latest post by cobrapatrol
mystery pipe
Reply in the TR6 Tech Forum, 3h 37m 32s ago
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Latest post by Efp
New GT6 owner.
Reply in the Spitfire & GT6 Forum, 4h 15m 55s ago
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Latest post by GottaSpit
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Latest post by 65or66
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Latest post by Krom
copper ignition cables
Reply in the TR6 Tech Forum, 7h 56m 40s ago
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Latest post by Krom
Wiring harness replacement
Reply in the TR6 Tech Forum, 8h 34m 53s ago
New topic by modandrocker
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Eaglegate clutch replacement
New topic in the TR6 Tech Forum, 8h 59m 44s ago
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Latest post by CJD
carpeting
Reply in the TR2 & TR3 Forum, 9h 14m 35s ago
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Latest post by GeorgeOhr
Best NGK spark plug -- 1500?
Reply in the Spitfire & GT6 Forum, 9h 36m 44s ago
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Latest post by Tonyfixit
New 75 spitfire owner
Reply in the Spitfire & GT6 Forum, 9h 57m 11s ago
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Latest post by Jediscuba
New Gauges Arrive
Reply in the Spitfire & GT6 Forum, 10h 7m 59s ago
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Latest post by JohnW63
So, when WAS my car built ?
Reply in the Spitfire & GT6 Forum, 10h 19m 57s ago
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Latest post by Falkon
shipping a beast
Reply in the Spitfire & GT6 Forum, 10h 21m 33s ago
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Latest post by Falkon
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1980 Triumph TR8 "Wedgie"
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1982 Triumph TR8
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Re-purposed Voltage Regulator
Journal post updated in Ed M's Journal   Platinum Member USA
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First Entry
Journal new comment on Steve Terrell's Journal   Silver Member USA
"OldMarine"
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John Cox
New member from Fredericksburg, VA, USA   USA
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1975 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Little Blue"
Registry updated by Dale Crocker
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Door Latch Maintenance
Journal post updated in Wayne Tate's Journal   USA
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1964 Triumph TR4
Registry updated by Brian T
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"robamb57"
Rob Ambler
New member from Cirencester, Gloucesterhire, UK   GBR
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Jake N
New member from Las Vegas, USA   USA
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Ray Strange
New member from Brookeland, TX, USA   USA
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Modern Automotive Coolants
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Sun April 2, 2006
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The Gasket Basket
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Sun April 2, 2006
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Troubleshooting Guide for Classic Cars
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Sat February 10, 2007
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Wrench and Socket Reference
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Sun April 2, 2006
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Mounting Tires the DIY Way
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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.

Website News

Saturday January 12, 2019
Added Triumph Magic VIN Decoder (most models) to the Registry
Friday January 11, 2019
Added mobile templates for viewing owner's journals; added journals link to mobile navigation; renamed Owner's Journals to Build Journals
Wednesday January 9, 2019
Fixed Facebook login
Saturday January 5, 2019
New security log for tracking unusual country activity and PM activity
Friday January 4, 2019
Turned off forum module "Mark My Topics" (does not scale) in favour of "List Bookmarks"
Tuesday October 30, 2018
Added bump button to mobile topic read page
Wednesday July 4, 2018
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Saturday June 30, 2018
Added password show/hide toggle on sign in page
Saturday February 24, 2018
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