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Triumph Sports Cars

Author : Graham Robson
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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.

Triumph Sports Cars

Author : G. William Krause
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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.

The Illustrated History of Triumph Sports and Racing Cars

Author : G. William Krause
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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}

How to Restore Triumph TR7 and 8

Author : Roger Williams
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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.

Triumph TR6

Author : David Knowles
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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.

Triumph Sports Car 20 TR2 and 3 Models

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Triumph Spitfire and GT6

Author : John Nikas
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With more than 300, 000 built, the Triumph Spitfire is the bestselling Triumph sports car model ever produced. As the values of these cars have risen significantly in recent years, interest in these affordable sports cars has also increased. This concise but comprehensive book is therefore the ideal guide for those who want to read about the history and development of these iconic sports cars. Introduced at the London Motor Show in 1962, the Triumph Spitfire was designed to compete in the small sports car market against models such as the Austin-Healey Sprite. Based on an adapted Triumph Herald chassis, the Triumph Spitfire's swooping lines were designed by Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti. In this highly readable book, John Nikas describes all the technical and design developments that took the Triumph Spitfire through five separate models, from the Triumph Spitfire 4 (Mark 1) to the Triumph Spitfire 1500. The book also covers the competition models.

Triumph Cars in America

Author : Michael Cook
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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.

British Sports Cars in America 1946 1981

Author : J. Stein
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British Sports Cars In America 1946-1981 Jonathan A. Stein The intriguing tale of the meteoric rise and fall of British marques in America following WWII. Marques the likes of Triumph, MG, and Austin Healey, as well as the lesser known Ginetta, Elva and Berkeley are thoroughly explored. Filled with beautiful and rare color photographs.

Triumph Sportscars

Author : Andrea Sparrow
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p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Arial} A celebration of Triumph sportscars, from the Gloria in the 1930s through the TR, Spitfire and GT6 ranges, right up to the Stag launched in 1970. Superb original colour photographs combined with an informative and entertaining text. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Arial}

Original Triumph TR7 TR8

Author : Bill Piggott
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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.

Triumph Tr250 Sports Car

Author : British Leyland Motors
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Looking for that spare part for your British car? This is the catalogue just for you.

Triumph Cars The Complete Story

Author : Graham Robson
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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. Triumph Cars - The Complete Story, 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.

How to Improve Triumph TR5 250 6

Author : Roger Williams
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Using his own wealth of hands-on experience combined with input from many amateur restorers, and aided by the top TR specialists, Roger Williams explains in great detail how to increase the performance and improve the handling and braking of the six-cylinder TR sports cars for fast road use, track days or more serious motorsport.

A to Z of Sports Cars 1945 1990

Author : Mike Lawrence
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Presents a history of sports cars from the earliest models, to the hot rods of the 1950s and 1960s, to contemporary styles

Triumph TR7 TR8

Author : Roger Williams
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This is the Essential Buyer’s Guide on Triumph’s popular TR7 and TR8 and examines the models' evolution, features, fittings, performance and typical problem areas through detailed text and color photographs of both restored and original examples.

The Triumph TR

Author : John Nikas
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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.

Triumph TR6

Author : William Kimberley
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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.

British Sports Cars of the 1950s and 60s

Author : James Taylor
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E-type Jaguar; Triumph Spitfire; MGA; Austin-Healey – nobody built sports cars like British manufacturers in the 1950s and '60s. There was something very special about the combination of low-slung open two-seater bodywork and spartan interior, a slick sporting gearchange and a throaty exhaust note. This was wind-in-the-hair motoring, and it was affordable by the average young man – at least, until he got married and had a family. MG and Triumph stood out as the market leaders, but many other c companies thrived, from luxury manufacturers like Jaguar and even daimler to other more affordable marques. This colourfully illustrated history tells the exciting story of the British sports car in the 1950s and '60s.

Standard Guide to British Sports Cars

Author : John Gunnell
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Put your customers in the driver?s seat of some of the most stylish, innovative, and dominating sports cars?nimble performers that glide down a winding road?attractive, sporty, and economical. A companion to the Standard Guide to American Muscle Cars, Standard Guide to British Sports Cars will appeal to owners, collectors, racers, rallyists, and restorers offering coverage of popular makes and models of British sports cars such as Triumph, Austin Healey, Jaguar, Morgan, MG?nearly 300 models total! Each entry will include technical and historical information about the specific model and be accompanied by a number of color photographs of original-condition or correctly restored cars. Providing readers with complete information?detailed model descriptions; information about performance and handling, standard and optional equipment, and technical specifications; available production data; and engine specifications?this is an essential comprehensive reference necessary for repair shops, museums, insurance companies, restorers, and more. Plus, not just an information packed reference, this guide includes collector values for selected models in 6 conditions!