Friday 1 August 2014

1946 TRIUMPH 1800 ROADSTER - COYS AUCTION 9th August 2014

A bit of a change today for our Classic of the Day, we move to the continent and Coys up and coming sale in Germany to be held at the Nurburgring on Saturday 9th August.


103 - 1946 Triumph 1800 Roadster

Estimate: €38,000 - €43,000
Registration Number: Italian Registered
Chassis Number: L72206L
The car was designed in the closing days of WW2, shortly before Triumph was bought by the Standard Motor Company, and the Managing Director, Sir John Black, wanted to create 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.
Early post-war steel shortages meant that the body was built from aluminium, using rubber press tools that had been used making panels for the largely wooden bodied Mosquito Bomber that had been built by Standard during the war.
The tubular steel chassis was a short-wheelbase version of the 1800 Saloon, featuring transverse leaf sprung independent suspension at the front and a live axle with half elliptic springs at the rear. The rear track was considerably narrower than the front. Brakes were hydraulic.
The front had large separate headlamps and the radiator was well back from the front between large “coal scuttle” wings. Passenger accommodation was on a bench seat that was claimed to seat three: the car's 64 inch width helped make a reality of the three-abreast seating, and the approach meant a column gear change was required. Additional room for two was provided at the rear in a dickey seat with its own folding windscreen, this was outside the hood that could be erected to cover the front seat.
The 1800 Roadster was made immortal in the 80s television series Bergerac, which was a detective story that ran 10 years from 1981 to 1991 in which detective Bergerac ran his Triumph Roadster between cases on the island of Jersey.
The car in our auction is a beautiful example of the 1800. Restored and owned by Italian Rubber seal producer for Vintage cars: Cicognani in Milan. So if anything the seals are guaranteed to be perfect!
In stunning order, this is destined to be one of the absolute best examples around.

For further information or to arrange a viewing, please contact our sales department.
Source: Coys Auctions 2014

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