Lot 136 - 1948 Triumph 1800 Roadster
|Odometer reading||91,332 miles|
|Estimate||£17,000 - £20,000|
The Triumph Roadster was produced between 1946 and 1949 by the Standard Motor Company in Coventry. The distinctive look of the Roadster was created with large separate headlamps and a radiator set well back from the front between large 'coal scuttle' wings. Passenger accommodation was three abreast on a bench seat, this approach made it necessary to have a column change gear. Additional room for two was provided at the rear in a dickey seat with its own folding windscreen. Entry and exit to the dickey seat was by way of a step on the rear bumper. The Roadster was the last production car to feature a dickey seat.
The history file accompanying this attractive Triumph details an interesting early life. The car was built in 1947 and spent its early days in the UK. In the 1960’s or 1970’s this roadster made her way to the USA. The paperwork shows that this Triumph was repatriated to the UK in September 2014. At some point it has undergone a change of colour from black to white. Offered to auction with a V5C registration document and although exempt from the test, it has an MoT test certificate which is valid until September 2019. The paperwork supplied with the car, also includes various bills and receipts and a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certified copy of a factory record. YVL 942 offers an inexpensive opportunity to own a fun open top British classic.
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