Masterparts stocks at least 45,000 parts and spares at any given time, and if we don’t have a part in stock, we’ll do our best to find it for you. Masterparts stocks Triumph parts for the following models: Herald, Spitfire and Chicane.
The Triumph Motor Company was a British motor manufacturer that produced cars from the 1920s though to the early 1980s.
The company had its origins in a bicycle company, founded in England by German partners in the mid-1880s. The company began by selling imported bicycles. By 1889, it was manufacturing its own.
The bicycles were followed by motorcycles (which were mass produced for the British Army during World War I) and, by the 1920s, the company had produced its first car – a 1.4-litre economy model called the Triumph. It wasn’t until 1927, however, that the company had its first significant success in the car market, with the launch of the popular Triumph Super 7.
In the 1930s, the company undertook to enter the luxury car market, with two models – the Triumph Gloria Six and the Triumph Gloria Southern Cross.
Financial problems in the late 1930s lead to the sale of the company’s bicycle and motorbike divisions, and in 1939, the Triumph Motor Company went into receivership.
After World War II, the company was bought by the Standard Motor Company, which kept the Triumph name and went on to release a new range of Triumph cars. In the 1950s, the company began producing sportier models, including the Triumph TR2. It also marketed a number of saloons previously sold under the Standard marque as Triumphs.
In 1960, Standard-Triumph was bought by Leyland Motors, later to become the British Leyland Motor Corporation. A number of Michelotti-styled saloons and sports cars continued to be sold with the Triumph branding during the 1960s and 70s. Most popular among these were the classic Triumph Herald and the sporty Triumph Spitfire.
In 1981, the last Triumph car model – a Honda Ballade rebadged as the Triumph Acclaim – was produced. Today the Triumph Motor Company trademark is owned by BMW. In addition, the name is used by the US-based company Triumph Motorcycles, which is one of the world’s largest motorbike manufacturers.
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