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A book on Triumph? Explore here our selection of illustrated books on the history, models and technology of Triumph passenger cars.

Triumph Cars: 100 Years

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This book meticulously chronicles Triumph sports cars, tracing their evolution from the inaugural 10/20 to coveted collector's items, including the renowned TR and Spitfire ranges, the iconic GT6, and later models such as the 1300, 1500, and Dolomite sedans.
Beginning with Triumph's establishment in 1885 as a London bicycle importer, the narrative unfolds to the production of their first car, the 10/20, in 1923. Author Ross Alkureishi navigates through Triumph's journey, exploring visionary developments, changes in ownership, and pivotal moments during the challenging 1930s and war years.

The book delves into the Standard years from 1944, collaborations with Jaguar, and the peak with the introduction of the TR2 sports car in 1953. Alkureishi describes the stylish 1950s, the Leyland years from 1960, and culminates with the final model, the Acclaim, in 1981, marking the end of the Triumph marque. T
Hroughout, the book showcases Triumph's motorsport achievements, particularly in rally cars. Richly illustrated with historic and contemporary photographs, "Triumph Cars" is an indispensable volume for sports car enthusiasts, offering a comprehensive review of this iconic British marque.

Author:Ross Alkureishi
Specs:224 pages, 31.5 x 25.5 x 2.7 cm / 12.4 x 10 x 1.06 in, hardback
Illustrations:numerous b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Motorbooks International (USA, 2023)
EAN:9780760376492
Book: Triumph Cars: 100 Years

Triumph Cars: 100 Years

Language: English

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Triumph Cars - The Complete Story (New Third Edition)

Relating the story of Triumph cars is complex enough, but to include all the earlier events which persuaded Siegfried Bettman to begin car manufacture in 1923 is even more so.
The two authors, however - both of them experts in all things Triumph, the cars, and the political events surrounding them - have assembled and presented an enthralling story of the way the car-making side of the business came to prosper, was then afflicted by financial problems, and then rescued from oblivion by Standard in 1944.

Thereafter, Triumph once again became a prominent marque, eventually dominated Standard, and (from the 1960s onwards) became an important cast member in the melodramatic events which involved Leyland, BMC and eventually British Leyland.

This, however, is not merely a turbulent trawl through the historical record, for both authors were also successful in locating the important characters whose efforts made it possible for Triumph to excite the world.
Along the way, the career of cars as famous as the Glorias and Dolomites of the 1930s, the Heralds, Spitfires and TRs of the post-war years, and the headline-grabbing exploits in racing and rallying build up a story which no fictional writer could have created.

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Features:
- The full history of the Triumph marque
- Features a huge collection of archive material, historical photographs, and factory documents
- Covers the earliest Standard models, plus all the Triumph models produced until the last in 1984
- Illustrated studies of all the well known Triumph models
- A comprehensively researched history
- Covers the company's racing history and achievements
- One of Britain's best-loved car manufacturers examined in detail
- A detailed look at the industrial and financial challenges of the company
- Appendices include technical specifications and production details
- Includes a list of Triumph car clubs.

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Author:Graham Robson, Richard M. Langworth
Specs:256 pages, 25 x 25 cm / 9.8 x 9.8 in, hardback
Illustrations:250 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2018)
EAN:9781787112896
Book: Triumph Cars - The Complete Story (New Third Edition)

Triumph Cars - The Complete Story (New Third Edition)

Language: English

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Triumph, les anglaises de caractère

Triumph... Un nom de victoire. Et la mythique marque anglaise n'en amanqué ni sur le plan sportif, ni sur le plan commercial.
Aujourd'hui encore, Triumph évoque immanquablement un roadster pur et dur, à la conduite "virile". Il serait pourtant réducteur de résumer Triumph à la saga fantastique des TR.

L'une des composantes de l'immense nébuleuse de la British Motor Corporation aura donné naissance à des berlines, tour à tour populaires ou sportives, mais aussi à des inclassables mythiques comme l'Herald ou la Spitfire, capables de semuer en une autre sorte de voitures lorsqu'elles s'équipent d'un six-cylindres.

Cet ouvrage propose de partir à la découverte de cette saga d'après-guerre - même si les origines de Triumph remontent à bien des années auparavant -, en dressant le portrait de la plupart des modèles de la marque, des plus connus aux moins évidents, jusqu'au dernier, incarné par la baroque TR7.

Author:Larry Wilcox
Specs:128 pages, 24 x 27 cm / 9 x 10.6 in, hardback
Illustrations:256 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:ETAI (F, 2014)
EAN:9782726897485
Book: Triumph, les anglaises de caractère

Triumph, les anglaises de caractère

Language: French

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The Standard Motor

The Standard Motor Company grew to be one of the biggest companies in Coventry and employed some 11,000 people at its height. Based at its huge factory at Canley, Coventry, it produced cars for sixty years.
The purchase of the Triumph marque in 1945 added a second brand to the stable and all post-war Triumphs were designed, developed and built in Standard factories.

This book covers the formative years of the company from 1903 to 1912 and describes the vintage Standards produced between 1913 and 1930, as well as the post-vintage and Flying Standards of 1931-1939.
The author discusses the acquisition of Triumph and covers the post-war Standards and Triumphs produced between 1945 and 1961 as well as the Leyland takeover and the company demise.

This concise introduction includes descriptions of the cars built by Standard, and includes a fascinating variety photographs of surviving cars, period factory photos and brochure material.

Author:Phil Homer
Specs:96 pages, 23.5 x 16.5 cm / 9.25 x 6.5 in, paperback
Illustrations:100 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Amberley Publishing (GB, 2015)
EAN:9781445652276
Book: The Standard Motor

The Standard Motor

Language: English

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The Book of the Standard Motor Company

For many years, Standard was one of Britain's largest car-makers. The largest motor industry employer in Coventry, Standard rescued Triumph from oblivion, produced more than 500,000 tractors on behalf of Ferguson, and was one of the biggest contributors to Britain's efforts during WWII.

This book is the first to definitively tell the story of the Standard marque - a story that's not merely technical, but financial, too, and covers the personalities and the products in equal measure. Starting with the original Standard prototype of 1903, this book covers the scores of Standard models built until the brand was discontinued in 1963 (Britain) and 1987 (India).
It also covers the Ferguson tractor involvement, millitary aero-engine manufacture, military aircraft manufacturer (including Beaufighter and Mosquito fighter-bombers), Rolls-Royce Avon turbo-jet military engine manufacture, and Triumph cars.

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Author:Graham Robson
Specs:208 pages, 25.5 x 21.5 x 2.3 cm / 10 x 8.5 x 0.91 in, hardback
Illustrations:262 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2011)
EAN:9781845843434
Book: The Book of the Standard Motor Company

The Book of the Standard Motor Company

Language: English

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Triumph & Standard Cars 1945 to 1984 - A Pictorial History

Two companies with established pedigrees were brought together in 1945 by Sir John Black, then Chairman of the Standard Motor Company, to form Standard-Triumph International.
The inspired use of the Triumph brand, initially on a conventionally designed saloon, and then on a world beating range of sports cars that immediately gained success in competition, created a strong desire for the brand amongst enthusiastic motorists who appreciated its style and engineering.
Changing use of language led to the Standard name being discontinued, with all models subsequently sold as Triumphs.

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This book looks at every model produced by the company from 1945 until the end of production in 1984 with the Triumph Acclaim; a car sometimes derided by purists, but the car that paved the way for co-operation between the remains of the former British Leyland behemoth and Honda of Japan.
Each model is fully illustrated, and described with comprehensive technical detail.

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Author:Kevin Warrington
Specs:144 pages, 21 x 15 cm / 8.25 x 5.9 in, paperback
Illustrations:188 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2018)
EAN:9781787110779
Book: Triumph & Standard Cars 1945 to 1984 - A Pictorial History

Triumph & Standard Cars 1945 to 1984 - A Pictorial History

Language: English

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British Leyland - The Cars, 1968-1986

In 1968, British Leyland brought together most of Britain's motor manufacturers, with the intention of creating a robust unified group that could equal the strength of the big European conglomerates. But this was not to be.

There have been many books about the politics and the business activities of British Leyland, but "British Leyland - The Cars, 1968 - 1986" looks deliberately at the cars that came from the company, both the models it inherited and it created.

The eighteen years of the corporation's existence saw a confusing multitude of different car types, but this book resolves these confusions, clarifying who built what, and when.
The book takes 1986 as its cut-off point because this was the year that the old British Leyland ceased to exist and what was left of the car and light commercial business was renamed the Rover Group.

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Author:James Taylor
Specs:192 pages, 28 x 21.5 x 2 cm / 11 x 8.5 x 0.79 in, hardback
Illustrations:63 b&w and 173 colour photographs
Publisher:The Crowood Press Ltd (GB, 2018)
EAN:9781785003912
Book: British Leyland - The Cars, 1968-1986

British Leyland - The Cars, 1968-1986

Language: English

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Works Triumphs in Detail : Standard-Triumph's works competition entrants, car-by-car

Between 1953 and 1980 the Triumph competitions department produced more than 150 'works' competition cars for race and rally. These included TR2, TR3 and TR3A, the TR3S, TRS and Conrero race cars, Herald and Vitesse, TR4, 2000, Spitfire and GT6R, 2.5 PI, Dolomite and Sprint, TR7 and TR7 V8.
In addition they prepared Standard Eight, Ten, Pennant, and Phase III Vanguard for competition. Viewed overall, what stands out as the remarkable feature of the work of the department was that they achieved such a degree of success with relatively ordinary production cars, from 803cc saloons upwards.

Author Graham Robson was manager of the Standard-Triumph competitions department in the early 1960s and himself supervised the development and management of the works TR4s, Spitfires and 2000s. Here he provides information on each and every one of the works cars of the whole 1953-80 period, with details of their specifications, entries, drivers and careers, accompanied in nearly all cases by archive photographs. In addition there is specially commissioned colour photography of important surviving examples.

Author:Graham Robson
Specs:224 pages, 25.5 x 26 cm / 10 x 10.25 in, hardback
Illustrations:500+ b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Herridge & Sons Ltd (GB, 2014)
Series:In Detail
EAN:9781906133597
Book: Works Triumphs in Detail : Standard-Triumph's works competition entrants, car-by-car

Works Triumphs in Detail : Standard-Triumph's works competition entrants, car-by-car

Language: English

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