Triumph is one of the many British car brands to have reached iconic status, but has done so with its own unique style and spirited attitude. With almost 100 years of history, it’s certainly a classic marque and even years after becoming defunct, Triumph cars are admired for their contribution to the automotive arena.
The company has its origins in 1885, and began making motorcycles. The first car was produced in 1921 in the form of the 10/20, and while success wasn’t great the 1927 Super 7 soon put that right. On the back of this, the company became known as The Triumph Motor Company in 1930, and set its focus on the luxury market.
Some of the first offerings of the newly branded organisation were the Southern Cross, Gloria and Dolomite. These were great cars that reflected the designs of the time but had a certain difference to them that stood out.
Following the war, the Triumph was bought by the Standard Motor Company and the Roadster, Renown, Mayflower, TR2 and Herald were created. A mix of sports, up market and small affordable cars, the brand was hugely popular during this time.
Into the 60s and 70s, Triumph became part of British Leyland and subsequent cars included the iconic Dolomite Sprint, Spitfire and 2.5PI, as well as the TR 6, 7 and 8. Unfortunately for the brand, BL had a reputation for cost cutting and while Triumphs of this era were great to look at, they were notoriously unreliable.
The 80s saw the downfall of the company and the Acclaim was one of the last models produced. Triumph ceased to exist in 1984, but left a legacy of greatness. While its history was erratic, there’s no denying that the cars it released were always right up there in the popularity charts and demonstrated everything that was great about British motoring at the time.
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