The Illustrated History of Triumph Sports and Racing Cars Zoom

The Illustrated History of Triumph Sports and Racing Cars


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Product Code: CT596


From the first TR2 to the last TR8, Triumph defined the British sports car market. The handsome, sometimes brutish TRs and smaller Spitfire and GT-6 cousins led the way with performance and racing pedigrees at an affordable price. Unfortunately, Triumph's road to success was littered with financial potholes that led to many missed opportunities and ultimately its demise. Whichever models or eras you like, you're sure to find something new and interesting here.

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.

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