Triumph Roadster 1800 – 1948
Triumph 1800 Roadster (18TR), year 1947.
Colour green combined with a dark red leather interior trimmed with red carpet.
The Triumph 1800 roadster (and the 2000 which was presented in 1948) were the ancestors of the later Triumph TR series.
Triumph went bankrupt in 1944, after which the company was taken over by car manufacturer Standard.
For several years, director Sir John Black had envied SS-Cars, which successfully marketed the Jaguar SS90 and SS100 sports cars with Standard engines since 1936.
With the purchase of Triumph, Standard wanted to compete with Jaguar and other English sports car brands.
The Triumph 1800 roadster (18TR) was the first post-war Triumph in 1946.
Only 2501 examples were built.
This wonderful example shows a beautifully restored bodywork and a like new leather interior.
The car is in very good to excellent condition and the car shows all the original details.
The most eye-catching feature is the ‘dickey seat’ in the back in which two ‘small people’ can find their seat.
The 65 bhp four-cylinder Standard engine propels the car to a top speed of 75 mph (120 km/h).
The 3-speed gearbox features a steering column shifter which works perfectly and offers the advantage of providing space for three people on the bench!
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