Lot 239 - 1949 Triumph 2000 Roadster
|Odometer reading||34,100 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £18,000|
The Triumph Roadster was produced by Britain's Standard Motor Company from 1946 to 1949. It was first available as the Triumph 1800 Roadster from 1946 to 1948 and then as the Triumph 2000 Roadster from 1948 to 1949. Triumph had been purchased by the Standard Motor Company in 1944 and the managing director of Standard, Sir John Black, wanted a sports car to take on Jaguar, who had used Standard engines in the pre-war period. Frank Callaby was selected to style the new car and worked with Arthur Ballard to design the body. The only significant update in the Roadster's production came in September 1948 when the 2088cc Vanguard engine, transmission, and rear axle were fitted. This later version of the Roadster was given the model designation TRA. The car was never manufactured in large numbers and was mainly handbuilt. A total of 2,501 examples of the 1800 and 2000 were built with production ending in October 1949.
Originally registered on 16th May 1949, this Triumph has been in the same family since 1995. It was used regularly until 15 years ago when it was dry stored. We are advised the engine runs although the brakes will require attention and the car will need to be trailered away from the auction. This handsome car is finished in silver with a red interior and a matching burgundy roof. The curvaceous body lines of this convertible together with the imposing headlamps and deep grille make this a handsome car. Additional room for two is provided at the rear in a dickey seat with its own folding windscreen; this is outside the hood and can be erected to cover the front seat. Supplied with a V5C registration document, this Triumph 2000 Roadster represents a great opportunity for further improvement by a competent DIY mechanic.
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