Classic Cars for Sale on Car and Classic UK.

CLASSIC CARS



The Old Garage - ccts1731 Login
Website Contact Links
The Old GarageThe Old Garage
Lytham St Annes

tel: 01253545804     
web: http://www.kultkars.net
LIVE adverts (9)

Stunning 1947 Triumph 1800 Roadster Coupe For Sale

1947 Triumph 1800 Roadster Coupe

This superbly presented Roadster was subject to a professional restoration during 2014 and 2017 which included a full body strip down and back to bare bare metal respray, flat and machine polish, new mohair hood, interior wood, carpets and rechroming. It recently benefits from brakes overhaul, new oil, filter and battery. It has been unused since 2015. Six registered keepers. It is believed that the car has spent some time in France. The history file contains restoration invoices, old green log book, MoT history dating from 2006 to 2019 when last issued at 74,144 miles (current mileage recorded at 74,220) Also some early photographs of the car, including one with John Nettles, TV star of Bergerac, being driven in the car at a car show in the nineties (see last pic)

A landmark model in the history of the Coventry firm, the unforgettable Triumph Roadster was one of the first post-war designs to bear the Triumph name. Standard was already supplying Jaguar with a 1,776cc overhead-valve engine and four-speed gearbox for the latter's 1½-Litre saloon, and these were chosen for the new car.
The dicky seat in the rear had its own divided fold up windscreen and was the last production car with this feature. Only 2,501 TR1800 models were manufactured and there has been nothing like it before or since. Its sweeping coachwork styling making it unique. The front had large separate headlamps, trumpet horns and the radiator was well back from the front between large "coal scuttle" wings.

This Roadster has been retrospectively fitted with floor-mounted Central Gear Change in place of the right hand steering column arrangement which was very imprecise.

There is an exclusive Club for Triumph Roadsters which is an excellent point of reference for sourcing spares and providing technical information regarding the restoration and operation of Roadsters.

Any trial inspection welcomed. Trailered transport to anywhere on UK mainland at £1 pr mile (one way only charged)

Comes with valuable original hand tools, starting handle, old invoices, V5 and MOT until to Feb 2020..

For more info call or text John on the details below.

Marque History

After the second world war Mr. John Black, owner of Standard Motor Company, was thinking about how to improve his product-line of cars. Standard delivered engines to Swallow Sidecar Company (soon thereafter to be known as Jaguar Cars) who build nice sports cars fitted with the Standard engines.

John Black saw the nice S.S. sports cars using "his" engines and decided that he had to build sports cars too. In 1945 John Black decided to acquire Triumph and what was left of it, from that day his company was named "the Standard-Triumph Company".

The Roadster would become the bridge between the pre-war Gloria, Dolomite and Southern Cross, and the entire extended TR family. In both styling and engineering, it was a great leap forward into the past, with its huge separate headlamps, upright grille and swelling fenders, and its body-on-frame construction.

The original Triumph Roadster engine was a version of Standard's 1.5-litre, four-cylinder side-valve design that had been converted to overhead valves by Harry Weslake and built by Standard exclusively for SS-Jaguar before World War II. The Triumph version differed from the Jaguar version in having a 6.7:1 compression ratio instead of the Jaguar's 7.6:1 and a downdraught Solex carburettor instead of the Jaguar's side-draught SU.

The only significant update in the Roadster's production came in September 1948 for the 1949 models, when the 2088 cc Vanguard engine, transmission, and rear axle were fitted. A retrograde step was the fitting of a three-speed gearbox even though it now had synchromesh on bottom gear. Apart from minor modifications to the mounting points, the chassis, suspension and steering were unaltered. This later version of the Roadster was given the model designation TRA.
Price £29995 Or near offer
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Triumph
Model 1800 Roadster
Year 1947
Country UK
Region Lancashire
Telephone 01253 545804
Status Trade
E-mail
Date 08-Sep-2019
Ref C1081697
 

Similar Adverts
1955 Triumph TR2 - Fully Rebuilt, UK car, Matching Numbers
21
1955 Triumph TR2 - Fully Rebuilt, UK car, Matching Numbers

We are delighted once again to offer this exceptional, correct car back onto market having spent the past 12 months with one of our Nottinghamshire based long term regular customers. This is a very.....

  • £42995
  • 15-Oct-2019
  • Surrey
  • Trade
1978 VERY RARE TRIUMPH TR7 16 VALVE SPRINT

VERY RARE TRIUMPH TR7 16 VALVE SPRINT, 1978 MODEL YEAR. 145PS, 5 SPEED TRANSMISSION.

THE CAR RUNS AND DRIVES AND HAS BEEN IN DRY STORAGE, VERY VERY SOLID, INTERIOR IS AS NEW AS WELL ARE THE WHEELS.....

  • £16950
  • 07-Oct-2019
  • Netherlands
  • Private
1974 VERY RARE PREPRODUCTION TR7 FIXED HEAD COUPE

COMPLETE ORIGINAL, VERY, VERY RARE 1974 PREPRODUCTION TR7 FIXED HEAD COUPE.
TRUE COLLECTORS ITEM!

OPTIONS: FACTORY ELECTRIC SUNROOF, SPECIAL 1 OFF TRIM, DOUBLE ODO TRIP METER, SPECIAL ALLOY WHEELS,.....

  • £14750
  • 04-Sep-2019
  • Netherlands
  • Private
1965 Triumph Spitfire 4 MKII

Triumph Spitfire MKII year 1964,GR.3,prepared for historical race to University Motors Genoa

  • £18500
  • 19-Sep-2019
  • Italy
  • Private
1949 Triumph Roadsters 2000 1800 1946/49 Specialist

Triumph Roadster 2000 1800 Specialist Buying or Selling a Triumph Roadster 1800 or 2000 any age or condition from derelict to concours or Just looking for some friendly advice Tel the Specialist Tel.....

  • As stated
  • 08-Sep-2019
  • Surrey
  • Trade
1973 TRIUMPH TR6

VERY GOOD CARS, ITALIAN TITLE, LOCATED TURIN (ITALY)

  • £1500000
  • 11-Oct-2019
  • Italy
  • Private
We want your TR7, TR8, TR7V8 & TR7 Sprint

WE are looking to purchase any condition TR7, TR8, TR7V8 & TR7 Sprint.
FHC and DHC

Save wasting your time and money on all the timewasters and tyrekickers. We will pay cash and collect.

Best.....

  • As stated
  • 18-Sep-2019
  • Surrey
  • Trade
1968 Triumph TR 5

Aston Green Tr 250 , left hand drive , recent restoration , MOT , Tax exempt . Black interior , borrani style wire wheels , Engine has higher speck build , twin webbers . car is also available for.....

  • £29500
  • 29-Aug-2019
  • Surrey
  • Private
1965 Triumph TR5 PI

Specifications

Year: 1965

Make: Triumph

Model: TR5 PI

Chassis: CTC 51564 L

Engine Type: 2,498 cc, 6-cylinder, Petrol Injection, 150 bhp

Engine number: CP 1392 E

Cylinder head:.....

  • Offers invited
  • 12-Aug-2019
  • UK
  • Trade
1948 -TR-1800

We have owned this car for over 18 years and enjoy driving it around town and on special events. The motor was rebuilt and has 500 miles on it since. The car has British Heritage Certification. All.....

  • £23000
  • 07-Sep-2019
  • UK
  • Private