Triumph Cars #2# The Complete Story (New Third Edition)

ISBN-10: 1787112896

ISBN-13: 9781787112896


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Triumph Cars #2# The Complete Story (New Third Edition)

by Graham Robson and Richard M. Langworth

Relating the story of Triumph cars is complex enough, but to include all the earlier events which persuaded Siegfried Bettman to begin car manufacture in 1923 is even more so.

The two authors, however - both of them experts in all things Triumph, the cars, and the political events surrounding them - have assembled and presented an enthralling story of the way the car-making side of the business came to prosper, was then afflicted by financial problems, and then rescued from oblivion by Standard in 1944.

Thereafter, Triumph once again became a prominent marque, eventually dominated Standard, and (from the 1960s onwards) became an important cast member in the melodramatic events which involved Leyland, BMC and eventually British Leyland.

This, however, is not merely a turbulent trawl through the historical record, for both authors were also successful in locating the important characters whose efforts made it possible for Triumph to excite the world. Along the way, the career of cars as famous as the Glorias and Dolomites of the 1930s, the Heralds, Spitfires and TRs of the post-war years, and the headline-grabbing exploits in racing and rallying build up a story which no fictional writer could have created.


  • The Quality Light Car
  • The Last Word in the Smallest Class
  • From Scorpion to Southern Cross
  • The Smartest Cars in the Land
  • The Big One that Got Away
  • Dolomite and Demise
  • War and Resurrection
  • Roadster and Renown
  • Mayflower: a Second American Invasion
  • The Sports Car America Loved Best
  • Hark the Herald Angle
  • ‘Bomb’ and Beyond: The Spitfire Story
  • ‘Sabrina’ and a New TR
  • Leyland Takes Over
  • Triumph Cars for the 1970s
  • TR7 and TR8
  • Acclaim and a Sad End
  • Appendices
    Triumph Derivations
    Production Factories 1923 to 1984
    Technical Specifications 1923 to 1984
    Triumph and Standard Body Sources 1945 to 1984
    Triumph Production Totals 1923 to 1984

Buch, Hardcover, 25,5 x 25,5 cm, 256 Seiten, 250 überwiegend farbige Abbildungen, englischer Text