The end of winter and driving with the convertible top down is something all classic car lovers live for. That "freedom on the open road" is brought to life by Triumph.
History of a legend
Founded in 1885 in England, the Triumph Motor Company went from building bicycles to motorcycles eventually Introducing cars onto the market with the Triumph Roadster in 1946. The Triumph TR2 was released in 1962 to great success and continued its journey until 1981 with its Triumph TR7. The company also released their Mark I to IV series and there is even the rare TR8 hidden in some car enthusiast's garage somewhere.
Triumph's final years
In 1973 the Triumph Spitfire 1500 was introduced to Canada and the United States where, due to emissions regulations in the US, the engine became less powerful. The Triumph TR7 was the final car to be released on a commercial level and ceased production in 1980.
Technical specs to get your heart revving
These cars have gone through a number of configurations over the years. Most are rear-wheel-driven, gas-powered, four-litre engine beauties and some classic models still have the shiny chrome wire wheels. The majority are convertibles with fabric tops but hardtops are available on some models.
Continued love of today's Triumph
There is an ongoing fervour for this now-defunct brand and available models tend to come in a few states; fully restored, restored but needing a few final touches and those that are extensive garage projects.
If you're curious and passionate about these classic vehicles, you will find lots of support around the world in the form of Triumph clubs. Check out the available models at Kijiji Autos to get your heart pumping.