The complete 75 year history. Fantastic reference to the marque.
The world’s two foremost Triumph historians have collaborated to produce a definitive history of one of Britain’s most famous makes of car, a story which embraces everything from the 1923 four-cylinder 10/20 with its Ricardo-designed engine through to the latest TR7 and its derivatives.
Divided into 16 chapters and illustrated by more than 400 pictures, many of which have never been published before, the text embraces not only the many cars which contributed so much to automotive history in the light-car, luxury-car and sports-car fields, but also the distinguished and often controversial people behind the Triumph story – the men who led this volatile company through good times and bad, through the ravages of a world war, the exciting years reconstruction and expansion, and ultimately into the orbit of British Leyland and more recently BL Cars.
The authors have supplemented their main text with comprehensive appendices which include descriptions of many Triumph-engined cars produced by other manufacturers from the early days of the Vale to the current TVR; lists of Triumph production facilities over 75 years; technical specifications of all Triumph models;
Triumph body sources since 1945; Triumph production statistics since 1923; and Clubs for Triumph car owners and enthusiasts.
The result is an important addition to the ranks of deeply researched and well written motoring histories, of equal value to the serious student of the motor industry and to the car enthusiast.
Hardback first edition 1979. In near new condition. Dust jacket also excellent and unclipped with clear cover.