1948 Triumph 1800 TR roadsterSOLD
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Triumph 1800 TR roadster, year 1948. Colour red with a beige leather interior and a beige soft top. this very characteristic Triumph is in near concourse condition. The car needs some detailing under the bonnet and at the booth lid to be in immaculate mint condition. This is a scarce left hand drive 1800 TR with floor shift (normally column shift). This very fine Triumph was fully 'body off' restored between the years 2001 and 2004. Everything has been restored or renewed. These cars are very expensive to restore! This is the fourth Triumph roadster tested by the ClassicarGarage: this is the best we ever drove, the car feels perfect! The car was built up with great precision. This 1800 TR roadster comes complete with lots of documentation, bills and a photo reportage of the restoration. Also included is a stack of Triumph roadster Reviews. This is certainly the finest Triumph 1800 roadster you will find!

Reference Number 15684

as of 11/20/2007

Overview
Car 1948 Triumph 1800 TR roadster
Exterior / Interior Color      Red /      Beige 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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Known History

De Triumph 1800 roadster 18 TR was introduced in the year 1946. After Standard motor company took over Triumph in 1945 they wanted to built sporty cars in the same range as the Jaguar SS models which were equipped with Standard engines (the SS Jaguar 1.5 litre). De 1800 roadster 18 TR was built in 1946 and 1947 and was mechanically based on the Triumph 1800 Saloon.

The Triumph 1800 roadster was equipped with a 4- speed gearbox which was operated from the steering column. The gear-lever location at the steering column was very convenient when three persons were sitting on the car's front-bench.

The Triumph Roadster was designed by Frank Callaby who gave the car a very classic shape and styling for a post-war car. the design shows a set back radiator, a dickey seat

and exposed headlamps.

The dickey seat is a very nice detail in the design of the Triumph Roadster; offering two seats and a windscreen.

At the end of 1947 the 1800 roadster was succeeded by the 2000 roadster which was fitted with a more powerful engine and a fully synchronized three- speed gearbox.

The Triumph roadster is seldom seen classic car. Only 2501 Triumph 1800 roadster models were produced and 2000 Triumph 2000 roadster models.