The Illustrated History of Triumph Sports and Racing Cars

The Illustrated History of Triumph Sports and Racing Cars

Throughout Triumph's history a number of pivotal moments could have significantly changed the company's fortunes. This book also looks at the "what if" cars that never made it into production, including photos.

Author: G. William Krause

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 9781613253397

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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The Triumph Motor Company is known around the world for its iconic sports cars. The hugely popular TR series, Spitfires, and GT-6s represent the quintessential British sports car; rugged good looks were combined with performance and economy at a price everyone could afford. These sports cars are always in demand and prized by British car collectors, racers, and open-air motoring enthusiasts. Triumph understood the connection between competition success and sales success and was able to parlay rally and road racing wins into the best-selling sports cars in the world, particularly in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s. The Works competition cars notched victories at Le Mans, Sebring, the Monte Carlo rally, and many others and inspired privateers to take their cars to the track. Every model came from a bloodline of racing. Triumph historian G. William Krause reviews every model in the sports car lineup. He covers the history, design evolution, and performance specifications from the first sports cars in the 1930s through the final cars built in 1981. Throughout Triumph's history a number of pivotal moments could have significantly changed the company's fortunes. This book also looks at the "what if" cars that never made it into production, including photos. Although they have not been built for more than three decades, their mark on sports car history is undeniable. Whether you're a fan of the spartan brutes of the 1950s or the refined comfort and performance of the last TRs, you will find the backstory of your favorites here. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}
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Triumph Sports Cars

Triumph Sports Cars

Illustrated throughout and written by acclaimed motoring writer and historian Graham Robson, this book guides the reader through the history of this classic British marque from its heyday in the 1960s and 1970s through to its eventual ...

Author: Graham Robson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781784421069

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

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In the 1950s and 1960s, British sports car ruled the road, and their charge was led by Triumphs. From the TR2, its first modern sports car, Triumph went on to produce a host of classic sports designs such as the Spitfire, GT, and Stag, as well as more TR models, ending with the TR7 in the late 1970s. These represented the epitome of the contemporary classic British sports car. Fast, nimble, and gorgeous to behold, Triumphs offered the everyday motorist an exhilarating drive at a price that they could afford. Popular both in the UK and the US, the Triumph range helped define the entire genre, with sports cars today like the Mazda MX-5 having their roots in models like the Stag. Illustrated throughout and written by acclaimed motoring writer and historian Graham Robson, this book guides the reader through the history of this classic British marque from its heyday in the 1960s and 1970s through to its eventual demise in the 1980s.
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The Triumph TR2 and TR4A

The Triumph TR2 and TR4A

The early Triumph sports cars that set the standard for others to follow. Providing full details of all models in a readable and engaging style.

Author: John Nikas

Publisher:

ISBN: 1445673827

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 937

The early Triumph sports cars that set the standard for others to follow. Providing full details of all models in a readable and engaging style.
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Triumph TR6

Triumph TR6

This book tells the life story of the much-loved Triumph TR6 in unprecedented detail, bringing to life the genesis and magnificent history of one of the most-loved British sports cars of its era.

Author: David Knowles

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781785001383

Category: Transportation

Page: 304

View: 565

This book tells the life story of the much-loved Triumph TR6 in unprecedented detail, bringing to life the genesis and magnificent history of one of the most-loved British sports cars of its era. Covering the design, development and manufacture of the car as well as its motorsport history, it shows how this last bastion of traditional British sports car motoring went against the grain of troubled automotive times, outstripping its predecessors in sales and popularity. Triumph TR6 - The Complete Story is dedicated to the last traditional open-topped TR sports car - one of the most-loved British sports cars of its era and will be of great interest to motoring and Triumph enthusiasts. The book gives full details of the much-loved Triumph TR6 from 1969-1976, including design, development and manufacture as well as its motorsport history.Superbly illustrated with nearly 400 colour photographs.
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Triumph TR6

Triumph TR6

Here’s the full story of Triumph’s muscular and stylish 6-cylinder sports car, the TR6 - regarded by many as the last true Triumph.

Author: William Kimberley

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845847302

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 233

Here’s the full story of Triumph’s muscular and stylish 6-cylinder sports car, the TR6 - regarded by many as the last true Triumph. The first TR6 was built in 1968 and production continued until 1976, by which time over 94,600 TR6s had been manufactured, making it one of Triumph’s most successful models. Staggeringly, 91 per cent of TR6 production was exported from Britain! In this exploration of the TR6, William Kimberley leaves no stone unturned and coverage includes conception, evolution, production, competition history, restoration advice, buying advice and living with a TR6.
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Triumph Sports Cars

Triumph Sports Cars

Triumph Sports Cars recounts the colorful history of Triumph's successful sports cars, and includes coverage of technical development, promotions, racing, competition with other imports, and Triumph's ultimate decline under British Leyland.

Author: G. William Krause

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760304505

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 628

The cars of Triumph's TR series, Spitfires, and GT6s are quintessential British sports cars. Triumph Sports Cars recounts the colorful history of Triumph's successful sports cars, and includes coverage of technical development, promotions, racing, competition with other imports, and Triumph's ultimate decline under British Leyland.
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Original Triumph TR7 TR8

Original Triumph TR7   TR8

This book is guaranteed to come to the rescue of owners attempting to determine which parts, accessories, and colours will restore their vehicle to factory-original condition.

Author: Bill Piggott

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760309728

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 526

Ideal for the restorer. Includes serial and engine numbers, paint, trim, options, technical features, and more. Detailed color photographs show vehicles and their components in factory-original condition.
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How to Restore Triumph TR7 and 8

How to Restore Triumph TR7 and 8

Aided by various TR Specialists, ample photographic support, his own experiences & those of other amateur restorers, the author explains in some detail the characteristics of the various Triumph TR Sports cars, what to look out for when ...

Author: Roger Williams

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781904788249

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

View: 356

Aided by various TR Specialists, ample photographic support, his own experiences & those of other amateur restorers, the author explains in some detail the characteristics of the various Triumph TR Sports cars, what to look out for when purchasing one & how to restore it cost effectively.
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TRIUMPH TR TR2 to 6

TRIUMPH TR   TR2 to 6

The Triumph TR range has earned its place among the most popular sports cars of all time, with enthusiasts and owners on both sides of the Atlantic.

Author: Bill Piggott

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845848545

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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The Triumph TR range has earned its place among the most popular sports cars of all time, with enthusiasts and owners on both sides of the Atlantic. The cars covered here range from the original, basic, four-cylinder TR2 of 1953, to the hairy-chested six-cylinder TR6 that finally bowed out of production in 1975, replaced by the unloved TR7.
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How to Improve Triumph TR2 4A

How to Improve Triumph TR2 4A

Aided by the top racing & high performance TR specialists, backed by ample photographic support, his own experiences & those of other amateur restorers, the author explains in some detail how to increase the performance and handling of the ...

Author: Roger Williams

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781903706800

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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Aided by the top racing & high performance TR specialists, backed by ample photographic support, his own experiences & those of other amateur restorers, the author explains in some detail how to increase the performance and handling of the four-cylinder TR Sports cars for fast road, track-days or more serious motorsport.
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Triumph TR

Triumph TR

Beginning with the arrival of the company founder from Germany, this book tells the story of the early years, the rescue of the brand name by the Standard Motor Company following the Second World War and the inspired idea to use the Triumph ...

Author: Kevin Warrington

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781785001888

Category: Transportation

Page: 300

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Beginning with the arrival of the company founder from Germany, this book tells the story of the early years, the rescue of the brand name by the Standard Motor Company following the Second World War and the inspired idea to use the Triumph name on a new sports car - the TR. The Triumph TR cars were built on a minimal budget yet would go on to achieve significant success in motor sport and encompass a range of cars that would remain in one form or another for nearly thirty years. Triumph TR - From Beginning to End gives a complete description of all models, competition success, a study of the derivative models, owners' accounts and living with a TR today.This new book will be of great interest to motoring enthusiasts, historians and particularly fans of Triumph sports cars. Fully illustrated with 220 new colour photographs and 25 archive black & white photographs.
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Triumph TR2 TR3 All models including 3A 3B 1953 to 1962

Triumph TR2    TR3   All models  including 3A   3B  1953 to 1962

It covers models TR2, TR3, TR3A, and the rare TR3B, produced between 1953 and 1962. All aspects of the car are examined in detail and with many illustrations to back up the text.

Author: Alastair Conners

Publisher: Veloce Publishing

ISBN: 1787112721

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

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The Triumph TR2 and TR3 were the heralds of a long-running line of Triumph Sports Cars, culminating in the futuristic TR7 of the 1970s. They were truly sporting cars, suitable for competition and enjoyable fast road motoring. The quintessential British Sports Car of the 1950s, more than 83,000 side-screen TRs were produced, which contributed greatly to British manufacturing prestige – and the postwar economy - with approximately 90% being exported, principally to the US and Canada. Triumph TR2, & TR3 - All models (including 3A & 3B) 1953 to 1962 is written with the sole aim of giving prospective buyers key knowledge to choose the best example available according to budget. It covers models TR2, TR3, TR3A, and the rare TR3B, produced between 1953 and 1962. All aspects of the car are examined in detail and with many illustrations to back up the text. There is also advice on such matters as non-period modifications. Since the 1980s, the TR models have become finite in number, much cherished by owners, and increased in value, making it very important to know and understand the points to look for and the potential pitfalls of choosing a rogue example. Having bought an imported TR3a, restoring it and preparing it for racing, the author is also a TR2/TR3 consultant for Club Triumph, and a regular contributor to its magazine, making him well-placed to guide you through finding and choosing the best model for you.
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The Triumph TR

The Triumph TR

The early Triumph sports cars that set the standard for others to follow. Providing full details of all models in a readable and engaging style.

Author: John Nikas

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445673837

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 521

The early Triumph sports cars that set the standard for others to follow. Providing full details of all models in a readable and engaging style.
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Classic Sports Cars

Classic Sports Cars

Motor Ağant " AUTOSPORT MW 38834 25 T UNLOP Triumph Bob - tailed
Triumph Sports , never officially called the TR1 , but precursor of the second -
thoughts TR2 nonetheless . Only one of the Walter Belgrove - styled cars was
ever made ...

Author: Eric Dymock

Publisher:

ISBN: 0883655535

Category: Sports cars

Page: 188

View: 633

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Sports Cars in Action

Sports Cars in Action

TRIUMPH DUAL PURPOSE Few sports cars have been as eagerly awaited as
the Triumph TR 2 , a car which probably offers more performance per dollar than
any presently available . The Triumph Company is no newcomer to the sports ...

Author: John R. Bond

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015002952615

Category: Sports cars

Page: 254

View: 814

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Triumph Cars in America

Triumph Cars in America

This automotive history tells the colorful tale of Triumph's successes in the United States, how the marque was established, its dealer network, promotional and marketing efforts, racing ventures that starred legendary drivers like Stirling ...

Author: Michael Cook

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760301654

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 933

As with most postwar British sports cars, a large portion of the Triumphs produced in the 1950s and 1960s were exported to the United States. As a result, the demands of U.S. customers essentially defined what a Triumph sports car would be. This automotive history tells the colorful tale of Triumph's successes in the United States, how the marque was established, its dealer network, promotional and marketing efforts, racing ventures that starred legendary drivers like Stirling Moss and Bob Tulius, profiles of U.S.-exclusive models, and, finally, Triumph's sad defeat under the umbrella of British Leyland. A huge collection of black-and-white photography, much of it archival and not seen in print for decades, imparts a sense of this British marque's jolly good run in the United States.
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