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The Illustrated History of Triumph Sports and Racing Cars

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Take a comprehensive look at the history, design evolution and performance of Triumph sports cars from the 1930s to the final cars built in 1981, including the TR series, Spitfires, and GT6s.

Triumph historian G. William Krause reviews every model in the sports car lineup. Throughout Triumph's history, a number of pivotal moments could have significantly changed the company's fortune. This book also reveals photos of the “what if” cars that never made it into production.

The Triumph Motor Company is known around the world for its iconic sports cars. The hugely popular TR series, Spitfires, and GT6s represent the quintessential British sports car: rugged good looks were combined with performance and economy at a price everyone could afford. These sports cars are always in demand and prized by British car collectors, racers, and open-air motoring enthusiasts. Triumph understood the connection between competition success and sales success and was able to parlay rally and road racing wins into the best-selling sports cars in the world, particularly in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s. The Works competition cars notched victories at Le Mans, Sebring, the Monte Carlo rally, and many others and inspired privateers to take their cars to the track. Every model came from a bloodline of racing.

Although they have not been built for more than three decades, their mark on sports car history is undeniable. Whether you're a fan of the spartan brutes of the 1950s or the refined comfort and performance of the last TRs, the backstory of your favorites is here. r

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Take a comprehensive look at the history, design evolution and performance of Triumph sports cars from the 1930s to the final cars built in 1981, including the TR series, Spitfires, and GT6s.

Triumph historian G. William Krause reviews every model in the sports car lineup. Throughout Triumph's history, a number of pivotal moments could have significantly changed the company's fortune. This book also reveals photos of the “what if” cars that never made it into production.

The Triumph Motor Company is known around the world for its iconic sports cars. The hugely popular TR series, Spitfires, and GT6s represent the quintessential British sports car: rugged good looks were combined with performance and economy at a price everyone could afford. These sports cars are always in demand and prized by British car collectors, racers, and open-air motoring enthusiasts. Triumph understood the connection between competition success and sales success and was able to parlay rally and road racing wins into the best-selling sports cars in the world, particularly in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s. The Works competition cars notched victories at Le Mans, Sebring, the Monte Carlo rally, and many others and inspired privateers to take their cars to the track. Every model came from a bloodline of racing.

Although they have not been built for more than three decades, their mark on sports car history is undeniable. Whether you're a fan of the spartan brutes of the 1950s or the refined comfort and performance of the last TRs, the backstory of your favorites is here. r

Pages : 128
Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format : Paperback / softback
Illustrations : 232 color, 44 b/w
Publisher : CarTech
ISBN : 9781613253397
Product Code : CT596

Acknowledgments 
Introduction 

Chapter 1: Siegfried Bettmann and a Motorized Bicycle
Chapter 2: Triumph’s First Sports Car 
Chapter 3: The Italian Job 
Chapter 4: What Began in Germany Returns to Germany 
Chapter 5: Seventh Heaven: Triumph Gets a Wedgie 
Chapter 6: The Bomb Goes Off 
Chapter 7: Triumph on Track 

Postscript: The Triumph Acclaim 
Appendix: Production Totals 
Resources and Recommended Reading 
Index 

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