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1947 Triumph 1800 Roadster

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Gary & Junie Cooper
Triumph 1800
Roadster (2 + 2 passenger)

Vehicle Type:

Triumph 1800 Roadster

Year Built:

1947

Built By:

Standard Motor Company (acquired Triumph Motor Cars in 1944)

Suspension:

 

Engine:

1776 cc S4 OVH with a Bore/Stroke 73mm x 106mm

History:

1947 was the second year of production for the 1800 Roadster. Designed by Triumph stylists Frank Callaby and Arthur Ballard, it was created from a strange cocktail of pre-war styling with classic 1950's style detailing. The newer models shared its mechanical items with the 1800 Saloon including a column shift gear change. It has a top speed of 77 m.p.h. and will do 0-60 in 27.9 seconds.

The 1800 Roadster body consisted of rounded front wings which swept in the 1930's style lines, large separate headlamps, a traditional radiator shell and a two seater driver/front passenger compartment with triple windshield wipers. The most distinctive feature was the rear trunk, which contained two small "occasional" seats. The trunk lid consisted of two panels, one of which folded up to form a small windscreen for rear passengers.

With early post war steel shortages, the body was built from aluminum using rubber press tools that had previously been used by Standard during the war and the chassis was hand welded up from steel tube.

The 1800 Roadster was not a great sales success and probably owes much of its collectors status to British TV detective series, Bergerac. The main character of the TV show could be seen driving a burgundy Roadster around the channel island of Jersey, perhaps a strange choice of car for a modern day policeman!

 

Owner:

Junie & Gary Cooper

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