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1946 Triumph Roadster - Ready for the Show Ring!

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Last update: 22.09.2016

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Manufacturer: Triumph
Model: Roadster
Year: 1946
Type: Sports/Convertible
Doors: 2
Color: Black
Seats: 5
Engine: 1,701
Transmission: Manual
Fuel: Petrol
Drive side: Right-hand drive
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1946 Triumph Roadster - Ready for the Show Ring! for sale

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  • 1946 Triumph Roadster - Ready for the Show Ring!
  • 1946 Triumph Roadster - Ready for the Show Ring!
  • 1946 Triumph Roadster - Ready for the Show Ring!
  • 1946 Triumph Roadster - Ready for the Show Ring!
  • 1946 Triumph Roadster - Ready for the Show Ring!
  • 1946 Triumph Roadster - Ready for the Show Ring!
  • 1946 Triumph Roadster - Ready for the Show Ring!
  • 1946 Triumph Roadster - Ready for the Show Ring!
  • 1946 Triumph Roadster - Ready for the Show Ring!
  • 1946 Triumph Roadster - Ready for the Show Ring!
  • 1946 Triumph Roadster - Ready for the Show Ring!
  • 1946 Triumph Roadster - Ready for the Show Ring!

1946 Triumph Roadster TR1
This beautiful Classic Car has been kept in heated garage by last owner and it is in immaculate condition both inside and out. The hood and all leather interior. carpets etc have been retrimed to high professional standard. All bright work re-chromed. new whitewall tyres. Cherished Number included. The engine performs well along with the 4-speed column gear change.  
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. 76cc overhead-valve engine and four-speed gearbox for the latter's 1½-Litre saloon. and these were chosen for the new car.
This example is one of the few Roadsters which has been retrospectively fitted with the Jaguar version of this engine rather than the Standard unit.  
Seating for 3 in front with 2 additional fold-down seats in the rear with folding windscreen.
Any trial inspection welcomed. Trailered transport to anywhere on UK mainland at £1 pr mile (one way only charged)
Comes with old style cardboard logbook. tools. starting handle. Club mags. V5 and MOT until June. 2017.
For more info call or text John on 07909 231414.

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.

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