The Triumph Motor Company is known around the world
for its iconic sports cars. The hugely popular TR series,
Spitfires, and GT-6s represent the quintessential British
sports car; rugged good looks were combined with performance
and economy at a price everyone could afford.
These sports cars are always in demand and prized by
British car collectors, racers, and open-air motoring enthusiasts.
Triumph understood the connection between competition
success and sales success and was able to parlay
rally and road racing wins into the best-selling sports cars
in the world, particularly in the United States during the
1950s and 1960s. The Works competition cars notched
victories at Le Mans, Sebring, the Monte Carlo rally, and
many others and inspired privateers to take their cars to
the track. Every model came from a bloodline of racing.
In The Illustrated History of Triumph Sports and Racing
Cars, Triumph historian G. William Krause reviews every
model in the sports car lineup. He covers the history,
design evolution, and performance specifications from the
first sports cars in the 1930s through the final cars built in
1981. Throughout Triumph’s history a number of pivotal
moments could have significantly changed the company’s
fortunes. This book also looks at the “what if” cars that
never made it into production, including photos.
Although they have not been built for more than three
decades, their mark on sports car history is undeniable.
Whether you’re a fan of the spartan brutes of the 1950s or
the refined comfort and performance of the last TRs, you
will find the backstory of your favorites here.
The Illustrated History of Triumph Sports and Racing Cars
• Triumph is the quintessential British sports car and
for a time, the late 1950s into the 1960s, was the
fastest-selling British sports car. The TR2, TR3, TR4,
and Spitfire were the best-selling British sports cars in
the United States.
• This is an illustrated history of the British icon,
including highlights of the “ones that got away,” which
could have changed the fortunes of the company. This
is also the lowest-priced new, complete Triumph book
on the market.
• Includes photos of every model, prototypes, technical
specs, and performance specs.