Triumph & Standard Cars 1945 to 1984

A Pictorial History

Triumph & Standard Cars 1945 to 1984
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Format: Paperback / softback, 96 Pages
ISBN: 9781787110779
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Description

Two brands with an established pedigree were brought together in 1945 to form Standard-Triumph International by Sir John Black, then chairman of the Standard Motor Company. The inspired use of the Triumph brand, initially on a conventionally designed saloon, and then on a world beating range of sports cars that immediately gained success in competition, created a strong desire for the brand among enthusiastic motorists who appreciated its style and engineering. Changing use of language led to the Standard brand being discontinued with all models subsequently sold as Triumphs. Triumph & Standard Cars 1945 to 1984 looks at every model produced by the company from 1945 until the end of production in 1984 with the Triumph Acclaim, a car sometimes derided by purists, but the car that paved the way for co-operation between the remains of the former British Leyland behemoth and Honda of Japan. Each model is fully illustrated and described with comprehensive technical detail.
 

The author

Following a successful career in the computer industry, redundancy permitted author Kevin Warrington to fulfill a long-held ambition to operate his own specialist coach company.  Based in Hampshire, he operated three 1950s-era motor coaches for weddings and private hire along with extensive film and TV work. An enthusiast for all vintage machinery, his interest in the subject was firmly established as a child when family visits involved journeys on Guy buses. An accomplished photogragher and writer, he has written books on classic transport subjects, and has been editor of specialist club magazines and an occasional contributor to classic car publications.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 96 Pages
ISBN: 9781787110779
Illustrations: 180 color photos
Size: 5.83 in x 8.27 in / 148.08 mm x 210.06 mm
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