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Popular original Triumphs from 1923-1939

10/20 SPORTSTER

...was the first Triumph Car, nicknamed "Duckback, because of its pointed tail. Looked quite sporty.
4 cyl., 1400ccm, 23 hp         2000  built

13/35 SALOON TOURER

...was the firts 1. British car which had a hydraulic brake system allround.
4  cyl., 1.873 ccm, 35 bhp        2000 built
similar model the 15/50  
cyl., 2169 ccm, 40 bhp

SUPER SEVEN 1927-1934

....this model was offered with different body panels.
4 Zyl., 832 ccm, 21 bhp, tuned 23,1 bhp(!)

Untill 1933 several similar models to the Super Seven were built, like Super 8, Super 9, 12/6 or Scorpion, with engines from 800 - 1000 - 1200 ccm and 21-25 bhp. The 1200 were 6 cylinder, but the 1000ccm engines were from Climax, who also built the first Aston Martin engines. There was even an own racing car called Coventry Climax

GLORIA (Four, Six)  1933-1938

The 1087-1232 ccm Model series was the most popular Pre-war model, built in different finishes - from the limousine to the drophead cabriolet. Triumph used in license produced 4 and 6 cylinder engines from Climax except of the last models 14 and 15 which were driven by original Triumph engines.GLORIA VITESSE  (no picture)  was a sports version, also with 4 and 6 cylinder, the latter slightly longer,

GLORIA SOUTHERN CROSS

1232ccm (4 cyl) und  1991ccm (6 cyl), they were the sportiest roadsters of the Gloria series and had only two seats. The engine had a free wheel in the gearbox, for clutch free gearchanging

DOLOMITE   Straight 8

This model - more a prototype, because it was never built in series - had a huge 8 cylinder, 2000 ccm,  STRAIGHT EIGHT engine with 140 hp and a Rootes compressor. Vmax was 180 kmh. One can imagine, that with 8 cylinders and small capacity,the pistons must have been very small. This engine was a plagiarism of the Alfa Romeo 8 c 2300 with very similar performance figures and almost the same weight of 1000 kg. But the Dolomite at the Le Mans race unlucky, because of collision with a train. Cause production was found beeing too expensive, only three were ever built.

DOLOMITE ROADSTER

The roadster with the significant, radiator grille (waterfalldesign) is today a popular collector piece. The grille was almost something like an artwork, but not all Dolomites were delivered with those grilles - for instance the Continental or the Straight 8.

D0LOMITE VITESSE14/60, SALOON, 2 Litre,models were the last real, original Triumphs after bancruptcy 1939 which had been built in the original Triumph plant, the real last model was the  Triumph 12, from which I couldn't find a picture. From 1940 - after the German Airraid "The Coventry Blitz", there was everything lost, only a few sketches had been rescued

   
   


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