After WWII, Standard Triumph wanted to expand from agricultural equipment and war materiel into sports cars. They came up with this unique and endearing post-war design that included a lot of imaginative thinking—especially the rear kid’s seats and windshield! (Not a rumble seat—the Brits call it a ‘Dickey seat’!). The engine was later expanded to a 2000 and the cars enjoyed moderate success until the famous TR-2 arrived in the early ‘50s—but few were ever exported to North America.
This first-year, 4-owner survivor is complete with all of its original tools & accessories and a box full of history & service records all the way back to when it was new! It will be accompanied by boxes of spare parts accumulated over the years, too. This English classic car has been in dry Texas & Colorado for decades, has only been repainted (in its original color) once and really looks great inside, outside and underneath. While in Denver it has had engine, transmission & suspension work, brakes and cooling system kept serviced and has been coddled in a private collection for years. The car runs great and offers a truly unique ownership experience—no one else at Cars & Coffee is going to have one!
It even has functioning side trafficators (plus more noticeable signal lights have been added under the bumper) and the upholstery and top have all been renewed. The carpets, tires & battery have recently been replaced. Unlike other period British cars—like MGs—it can maintain moderate highway speeds. The 1800s have experienced slow, but steady appreciation and the next owner will have a unique, affordable experience few of his contemporaries will ever have.