Lot 297 - 1932 Triumph Southern Cross four-seat Tourer
|Odometer reading||35,087 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £18,000|
|Result||Sold - £14,000|
The Triumph Southern Cross Tourer was built upon the type nine chassis and used the Coventry Climax, overhead inlet and side exhaust valve engine of 1,018cc displacement with a four-speed gearbox. This model was the first of many variations, all, similar in design before being replaced by the all new, two seater, Gloria Southern Cross.
This 1932 Triumph Southern Cross has been in the same ownership for more than 50 years whereby it was lovingly cared for, attending many rallies with the Pre-1940 Triumph Owner's Club, the owner being one of the earliest members. It was given to the gentleman owner by his father in 1963 and has been a part of his family since. Sadly, the owner passed away and the car stood for 18 months. The Triumph is in excellent condition having been restored by South Stoke Workshops in Oxfordshire circa 2004 to 2008 and has recently had light re-commissioning works undertaken to maintain its running condition, with the car starting and running well. The large history file was well maintained by the meticulous owner and includes many invoices, letters, drawings, technical data and much more. One letter, from the Pre-1940 Triumph Motor Club Archivist and Registrar, dated February 2015 states,"The car is one of only six Southern Cross 'Nine' tourers to survive with their original style bodywork. This car is in first class condition throughout." This delightful Southern Cross presents very well today, its traditional aluminium coachwork over an ash frame is attractive in green and still displays the early type cycle wings and wonderful mesh radiator grille mounted in front of the Art-Deco fluted surround. The standard continues on the inside with the matching green leather in excellent order. The Southern Cross is offered with full weather protection and with a very attractive estimate, we expect a new owner to be taking full advantage of the VSCC events throughout the year.
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